Sam Philip10 June 2009

GT2 hits 240mph

German tuning firm 9ff bumps Porsche’s ‘Widow Maker’ up to 850bhp

We can understand why you'd look at the Porsche GT2 and think, 'Very nice, but it's a bit... safe, isn't it?'

We can understand why a 523bhp engine strung out over the back, rear-wheel drive, a 3.7-second 0-62mph time and a 200mph-plus top speed might seem a touch dull. Why a car nicknamed ‘The Widow Maker' would get boring.

Which is why 9ff's 240mph GT2 (dubbed the BT-2) makes perfect sense. 9ff are the enterprising Germans behind the absurd 254mph, 987bhp GT9 - and they've got a 1,120bhp ‘R' version planned - who obviously decided they needed something a little more modest for weekdays.

Enter the BT-2, armed with 850bhp and 678lb ft of torque thanks to a new exhaust system and a reprogrammed ECU. It'll hit 60mph in three seconds flat - that's insanely, insanely fast - before topping out at 240mph.

9ff promises that a host of aerodynamic modifications will help to keep the BT-2 on the road, evidently unaware of that tiny inconvenience known as ‘physics'.

But, as we say, we understand the BT-2. It makes sense. Why have a widow maker when you can have a supersonic pâte factory? 

Now watch the telly boys find out how much Porsche you can buy for £1,500: 

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