PORSCHE 911 (993) GT2 EVO "HARLEKIN"
One of the most extraordinary Porsches ever built – Hand-painted one-off in the legendary Harlequin design – Presentation vehicle at the Porsche exhibition stand to present the 993 GT2 EVO 1995 at the IAA – One of only 11 GT2 EVOs built – 500 KM mileage since delivery – Complete original condition – Full ready for use!
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The vehicle offered here is without a doubt one of the most extraordinary Porsches that we have ever offered for sale. The term automobile is probably out of place. Works of art would fit it significantly better. With only 11 units built, a Porsche 993 GT2 EVO is already one of the rarest models ever built in Zuffenhausen or Weissach. However, the example shown here is an absolute one-off. Built by Porsche to celebrate the launch of the GT2 EVO at the 1995 Frankfurt Motor Show. For this purpose, the car was given a unique paint job. A masterpiece in the so-called harlequin design was created in elaborate manual work to show what is feasible at the Porsche stand – and not just from a technical point of view. Nowadays there would only be one whereabouts for such a unique specimen, namely the Porsche Museum. In 1995 this was different. One of the most important and influential customers of the brand made a decision at the sight of this car, from which he did not want to be dissuaded. This GT2 EVO should find its way to his private museum. And so it came about that Porsche actually sold the car. This process was undoubtedly as unique as the car itself and is unlikely to have been repeated in this form a second time in the company's history. The new owner regarded the Porsche as a pure work of art, lavishly displayed in the private collection. Untouched in 25 years – although the car was kept ready for use at all times. It is thanks to this meticulous care that at the time of purchase by our company in 2020, this unique item arrived in our halls in fully operational condition. The car remained in our in-house collection for the next 3 years, before the decision was made to release this one-off for sale. The statement "a unique opportunity" is clearly too lightly given in our industry these days, in this case it almost seems like an understatement. Being able to call this car your own is simply like reaching Mount Olympus as a Porsche collector.
In the mid-1990s, the BPR Global GT Series was the pinnacle of sports car racing. The BPR series was developed to fill the gap left by the end of the 1992 World Sportscar Championship. In the series, heavily modified road vehicles competed on various European and Asian racetracks. For the 1995 season, Porsche built a car specifically for the GT2 class. The Porsche 964 was initially a success, but it quickly became clear that the development at Porsche had not gone far enough. The new CEO Wiedeking not only breathed new life into the production processes, but also the 964 successor, the 993, was developed and launched with great pressure. An RS version of this was quickly created, but the Porsche developers wanted to go one step further and so the GT2 was born. In principle, this was a weight-minimised 993 Turbo without all-wheel drive, but with wide jaws and wings. It was clear from the start that the GT2 was being developed to have a say in the GT2 racing category (located between GT1 and GT3), because at the time it seemed important to Porsche to be present in GT racing, since here opens up many marketing opportunities. This resulted in three versions of the GT2, the street version, the club sport version and the GT2R racing version. The GT2's turbocharged 3.6-litre flat-six was impressively powerful at 424 hp, but Porsche knew that wasn't enough for the GT1 class. To make the 993 GT2 even more radical, Porsche reduced its weight to 1,100 kg and equipped it with a larger turbocharger. The linkage, pistons, camshafts, oil pump and even the injection and exhaust system have been optimized. The two turbos are more powerful and have a separate bypass. By modifying various other engine components, Porsche managed to squeeze an incredible 600 horsepower out of the engine, making the GT2 EVO the most powerful air-cooled 911 in history. It was also fast: the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h took around 3.3 seconds and the top speed was stated as 300 km/h. The 3.6-liter engine was paired with a six-speed gearbox to send the 600 hp to the rear wheels. The transmission has been retuned to handle the extra power, as have the chassis, suspension and braking systems. The regulations permitted wider tires for the Evo, which adopted the modified body of the 911 GT2. The fenders were therefore enlarged even further. But that was not all. Particular attention has been paid to aerodynamics, with a very high rear spoiler and a completely redesigned front apron with generous air intakes. The base of the 911 GT2 has been reinforced with a welded safety bar, hood quick-release fasteners, an air-lift system and side air intakes for the turbocharger, and the optimized front spoiler with additional air intakes was designed for ventilation of the brakes and oil cooler. The front ends of the EVO and GT2 were pretty much the same in terms of shape and size. Both shared the same wide wheel arches, headlights and hood (except for the extra air vent on the EVO). However, the bumper of the EVO was completely redesigned. The daytime running lights and lower vent were removed to make room for two larger air intakes, two smaller cooling air vents and a race tow hook. The splitter has also been redesigned to improve aerodynamics and optimize airflow to the front brakes. The front hood received quick-release fasteners and the windshield security locks. On the sides, Porsche gave the EVO larger side skirts and new race-specific BBS rims with gold spokes, encased in wider Michelin high-performance tires. The stock side windows have been replaced with race specific lightweight panels. To the rear, the GT2's already massive wing was given another wing, creating a two-stage aero device that was as tall as the roof. The hood received quick-release fasteners, while the bumper was modified to accommodate an additional pair of center exhaust pipes. It is also interesting that the usual "GT2" lettering on the rear wing has been replaced by "GT". The interior of the EVO was as race ready as could be. Unlike the GT2, which was based on the RS and had a traditional layout for a road sports car, the GT2 EVO was modified to FIA specifications. The dashboard is pretty much the only feature carried over from the standard GT2. Porsche added a new Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel to increase grip, replaced the door panels with lighter elements, and removed the carpeting from the floor and center tunnel. Only the driver's seat has been retained, but the GT2's fairly comfortable leather seat has been replaced with race-specific Recaro seats with Sabelt harnesses. The coupe was also fitted with an FIA-approved roll cage and fire suppression system. The GT2 Evo remained one of the rarest Porsches ever, only 11 examples being made as Porsche decided to replace it in 1996 with the purpose-built 911 GT1. Notable results from 1996 include a second place finish at the 2 Hours of Dijon. 1998 was by far the most successful year for the EVO with victories in the Paul Ricard and Mosport 4 Hours and 10 podium finishes at various events in Europe and North America. In 1999 he won two races at Monza and in 2000 he triumphed twice in the Jarama Spanish GT. The 911 GT2 EVO was also run at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans, but with no notable results apart from fifth and sixth places at Daytona in 1997 and sixth at Sebring in 1996.
|Year of construction:||1995|
|Model:||993 GT2 Evo|
|Cylinder capacity:||3,6 Liter|
|Manufacturer color code (exterior):||Harlekin (Handlackiert)|
|New / used:||Used car|
|Ready to drive:||yes|
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