And one of just three in the US market, so it should command a high price.
The 996-generation Porsche 911 isn't the most universally loved iteration of the classic sports car, but when the model in question is an ultra-rare GT2 with less than 20,000 miles on the clock, it instantly becomes a more desirable object. Older 911 GT2s have sold for whopping sums and we wouldn't be surprised to see this specific 2003 Porsche 911 GT2 fetch a high price too, even if lesser 996s can often be had for relative bargains.
It's one of only ten examples globally and one of only three in the United States. Like other GT2s, this one is a harder-edged beast than its 911 Turbo sibling. The fact that this GT2 became the first production car to feature carbon-ceramic disc brakes as standard, is just one sign of its pedigree.
Porsche built a total of 1,287 examples of the 996-gen GT2 but there were only ten units finished in this model's shade of Carrara White. This one, listed on Barrett-Jackson, sits on 18-inch Turbo-style wheels that are also finished in crisp white. It comes with a large rear wing, yellow brake calipers, a deeper front bumper, and a front lip spoiler.
At the back is Porsche's 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six engine which produces 476 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. It's paired to a six-speed manual gearbox and power goes to the rear wheels exclusively. The 0-60 mph sprint is dispatched in 3.9 seconds and it'll reach a top speed of 198 mph.
The absence of traction control and all-wheel drive make this a challenging machine to drive but in the best possible way. Yes, even an entry-level new 911 Carrera can be specced to accelerate more quickly, but the GT2 has been engineered to be an absolute hoot on the track.
This 996 model also has no rear seats to help keep the weight down, and the flat-six achieves its high outputs (456 hp and 457 lb-ft) thanks to larger turbos (than the Turbo), a dry-sump oiling system, and forged connecting rods. The dashboard looks dated but it appears in excellent condition and has carbon-fiber trim, white-faced dials, and black leather. It's being offered at no reserve in Houston.