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Porsche 911 GT3

No ifs and buts

The Porsche 911 fights for fractions of a second. And for the preservation of classic sports car ingredients.

Porsche 911 GT3

Actually, the task that Andreas Preuninger, head of the GT model series at Porsche, faces with every new model is almost impossible to solve.

Because customers who are willing to spend at least 209,800 francs for a 911 GT3 want to experience the familiar and tried and tested one step better. But the law requires the exact opposite. Road cars, and therefore also sports cars trimmed for maximum performance, must become cleaner, more economical and quieter.

Porsche can, to a certain extent, cross-subsidize consumption; as long as enough e-cars and plug-in hybrids are sold, the GT3, as the sportiest version of the classic 911 sports car, can afford a little more here; Porsche specifies 12.4 l/100 km, which seems almost exotic in times of downsizing and electrification. But Porsche consciously accepts that: The GT3 is a car by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. Consequently, it should embody everything that has characterized the 911 for years: razor-sharp steering, a perfectly tuned chassis and a drive with impressive performance, immediate response and an unmistakable sound.

Clear specifications

Fans and customers of the racetrack-ready sports car have clear ideas about the ingredients that belong in this car. A departure from the classic naturally aspirated engine would be sacrilegious – even if naturally aspirated engines are almost extinct in today's car world. A turbocharged engine usually works more efficiently, offers more power and, above all, significantly more torque. The turbochargers in the exhaust tract dampen the sound. And the engine always responds with a slight delay, since the chargers have to build up pressure first. The naturally aspirated engine has clear advantages here. Advantages that the new GT3 impressively presents.

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Porsche 911 GT3 - No ifs or buts-buts

Porsche 911 GT3 - No ifs or buts-buts

Porsche 911 GT3 - No ifs or buts-buts

Porsche 911 GT3 - No ifs or buts-buts

Porsche 911 GT3 - No ifs or buts-buts

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Porsche 911 GT3 - No ifs or buts-buts

Porsche 911 GT3

Its six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine with a displacement of four liters is also used mechanically unchanged in the GT3 Cup racing car. Only the exhaust system was adapted for street use; the obligatory particle filters also serve as silencers here; This is how Porsche saves weight and minimizes exhaust back pressure.

Of course, the GT3 is not a quiet stroller; it literally sounds like a racing car. But: It meets all current requirements and never seems loud and boastful. Because Porsche does not use "sound engineering", such as artificially amplified engine sounds or intentionally generated misfires.

The engine also has a single throttle valve system that supplies each cylinder with air separately and evenly. This ensures better response and more power – especially at high speeds. The athlete accelerates impressively spontaneously even at 2000 revolutions. But this engine only really gets going when the red zone starts with other engines: between 6000 and 9000 revolutions! It is also almost impossible for the naturally aspirated engine to increase its output evenly and not to jerk at low speeds. actually.

Porsche 911 GT3 - No ifs or buts-buts

The red area only starts at 9000 revolutions!

grip and balance

The engine in the new 911 GT3 is a masterpiece; With the current state of the art and in compliance with the legal regulations, it is hardly possible to get more out of a naturally aspirated combustion engine. The engine is optionally combined with a perfect and insanely fast shifting double-clutch automatic or with a precise 6-speed manual transmission; this is also a real rarity these days.

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On request, the GT3 comes with bucket seats and even a roll bar. A 6-speed manual transmission is also available.

But the engine is by no means the only thing that impresses about the new GT3. Despite the larger dimensions, more complex exhaust gas cleaning and larger brake system, the new one is no heavier than its predecessor. Added to this is the completely redesigned aerodynamics. The rear wing, which is now suspended from above, the large diffuser on the underbody and the front with large air outlets ensure that the car is reliably pressed onto the road even at high speeds. Finally, the package is rounded off by the completely redesigned chassis, which differs fundamentally from that in the more civil 911 versions. The biggest difference can be found on the front wheels, which are suspended via double wishbones. This ensures better ground contact – even when cornering at high speed and, in conjunction with the standard rear-axle steering, makes the GT3 appear even more greedy for curves.

Despite stricter laws, the new edition of the GT3 offers an even more intensive driving experience. The athlete does not even want to be a reasonable car for every day; much more a racehorse for selected moments.

Porsche 911 GT3

Engine: 6 cyl. Boxer, 3996cc

Power: 510 hp / 470 Nm

Drive: auto 7-speed, RWD

L×W×H: 4573x1852x1279mm

trunk volume: 132L

Weight: 1435kg

0-100km/h: 3.4 sec.

Vmax: 318km/h

Consumption (factory): 12.4L/100km

Price: from 209,800 francs

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