Porsche Launches New 911 GT3
Porsche has revealed the second-generation 991 GT3 at the Geneva MotorShow. Powered by a four-litre flat-six engine, unlike its forebear, the new GT3 is available with a six-speed manual gearbox, a move sure to please Porsche purists.
This new 500hp GT3 can sprint from zero to 62mph in 3.4 seconds when fitted with Porsche’s seven-speed PDK gearbox. In six-speed manual form the car will reach 62mph in 3.9 seconds, and power on to a top speed of just under 200mph. Weighing 1430kg, the new GT3 comes with rear-axle steering and sits 25mm lower than a 911 Carrera S. Of course there are plenty of toys on the GT3’s specification list too, as you’d expect, such as dynamic engine mounts and a limited slip differential.
Porsche has tweaked the aerodynamics of the GT3, its traditional front and rear spoilers have been optimised for best airflow. Also lightweight bumpers appear both front and rear, but it is perhaps a new underbody diffuser that will register as one of the more interesting highlights of the package.
Inside you’ll find a 918 Spyder-style 360mm GT steering wheel, and there are three options of seating; adaptive Sports seats Plus, Sports bucket seats, and lightweight carbon fibre bucket seats. As you’d expect the seat pans in the rear are carpeted.
Porsche’s Track Precision app (allowing drivers to see, record and analyse driving data) comes as standard with the new GT3, so too the latest PCM system and the Connect Plus module. We will bring you further details on the new car’s specification in a forthcoming issue of GT Porsche.
The new 911 GT3 is available to order now from UK Porsche Centres, it is priced from £111,802, first deliveries are expected in early summer. We will bring you our driving impressions in due course.