The Porsche 996 911 GT2 was superseded by the 997-generation GT2 in 2007 after a brief hiatus, with cars arriving at dealerships in November after an official launch at the 62nd Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new 997 GT2 remained based on the 3.6 litre flat-6 engine, but now featured twin variable geometry turbochargers, which generated 390 kW (523 hp) at 6500 rpm.
The GT2 accelerates in 3.6 seconds to 100 km/h (62 mph) and in 10.6 seconds to 200 km/h (124 mph) and has a maximum top speed of 331 km/h (206 mph). This makes it the first Porsche 911 to exceed the 200 mph (322 km/h) top speed, with the exception of the 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 which has a mid-mounted engine, unlike any other car bearing the 911 moniker. The Porsche 997 GT2 also has a curb weight of 1440 kg (3175 lb), 680 N·m (500 ft·lbf) of torque from 2200 to 4500 rpm, and a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The American auto magazine Motor Trend recently tested a 2008 Porsche 911 GT2 0-60 mph at 3.3 seconds, and 11.3 seconds at 129.1 mph (207.8 km/h) for the quarter mile. The GT2 also recorded a braking distance from 60 mph (97 km/h) to 0 of 98 feet (30 m) and recorded 1.10g lateral grip. The appearance of the 997 GT2 once again differs from its sister-car, the 997 Turbo. It has a revised front lip, also carries a newly designed rear wing with two small air inlets on either side, and it has a different rear bumper now featuring titanium exhaust pipes and shark fin outlets.
German Porsche test driver Walter Röhrl recently lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife on a public day in 7 minutes 32 seconds in the new 997 GT2.