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New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

All-new Porsche GT2 unleashed

2007-09-11 08:21
Porsche's all-new 911 GT2 is a monster! With close to 400 kW on tap, the manufacturer has proclaimed this its "fastest 911 ever".

A twin-turbocharged version of the Zuffenhausen-based manufacturer's 3.6-litre boxer unit produces 390 kW at 6 500 r/min and a peak torque figure of 680 Nm between 2 200 and 4 500 r/min.

It is claimed that this supercar is able to sprint from 0 - 100 km/h in an alarming 3.7 seconds. Top speed is 329 km/h.

Power is up by 37 kW from the previous GT2, but the latest version is 15% more fuel efficient due to a cooler fuel-air mix. Porsche claims 12.5 l/100 km on a combined cycle.

Drive is to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.

The new GT2 comes standard with Porsche's Active Suspension Management (PASM) and ceramic brakes. A titanium silencer and twin tailpipe arrangement aid weight reduction.

GT2 rides on 19-inch light alloy wheels.

  • Porsche SA has confirmed that a very limited number of GT2s will be made available in South Africa from late February 2008.
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