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Porsche unveils its new 911 GT3

7 March 2017

Porsche has unveiled its new 911 GT3 which can achieve 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 198 mph.

The car, which will be unveiled at the Geneva Show today, offers drivers a high performance driving experience with Porsche’s philosophy of track to road technology transfer at its heart.

Speed

On track the car comes into its own with a weight-to-power ratio of 3.88 kg/kW (2.86 kg/hp). Porsche’s 911 GT3 has a six-speed sports manual gearbox as a new option, which allows the high-performance 911 to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds and offer a top speed capability of 198 mph.

The car as standard will have a seven-speed double-clutch transmission (PDK), which has been specifically adapted for use in the GT3, the two-seater weighs 1,430 kg with a full fuel tank and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds. Top speed is 197 mph.
At the rear of the new car beats a four-litre flat-six engine. The extremely high-revving naturally-aspirated power unit developing 500 hp (368 kW) remains virtually unchanged from the thoroughbred 911 GT3 Cup racing car. The redesigned chassis has been specifically tuned to convert this power into highly responsive driving dynamics. Developed on the same test track and manufactured on the same production line as the racing cars with lessons in lightweight construction derived from Porsche motorsport technology incorporated into this street legal sports car.

Fast on the corners, stable on the straights: Rigid chassis with rear-axle steering the chassis of the new 911 GT3 benefits from the extensive motor sport experience at Porsche and its set-up has been tuned for even higher dynamic potential. The new two-seater sits around 25 mm lower than the 911 Carrera S. In addition to the further refined basic design, the standard active rear-axle steering adds further agility to the handling characteristics. Depending on the speed, the rear wheels steer either in the opposite or the same direction as the fronts, thereby improving responsiveness and stability. The dynamic engine mounts and the rear axle limited slip differential also bring a race car level of focus to the driving experience.

In terms of styling, the 911 GT3 has a dominant carbon rear wing emphasises the fact that the form has been determined by aerodynamics. The lightweight nose construction and front spoiler have been optimised for an even better airflow. The aerodynamic enhancement is also evident in the lightweight rear bumper, which features characteristic exhaust air vents and the further highlight of a new underbody diffusor.

Interior The interior of this new 911 model is tailored to the specific GT3 driving experience. The GT sports steering wheel with a diameter of 360 mm originates from the 918 Spyder. Both the driver and passenger experience the dynamics in Porsche Sports seats Plus with enhanced seat side bolsters and mechanical fore/aft adjustment.
The seat height and backrests are adjusted electronically. As the 911 GT3 is traditionally a two-seater, the seat pans in the rear are carpeted.Porsche offers three additional seat variants for the 911 GT3. The adaptive Sports seats Plus boast electrical adjustment of all seat functions (18-way). The second option is sports bucket seats with folding backrest, integrated thorax airbag and manual fore/aft adjustment. And the third variant is full bucket seats made from light carbon fibre-reinforced plastic in carbon-weave finish.

Track Precision app

In addition to Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including an online navigation module with real-time traffic information, the standard equipment also includes the Connect Plus module and the Track Precision app. The Track Precision app enables 911 GT3 drivers to display, record and analyse detailed driving data on their smartphone.

The new 911 GT3 will retail at £111,802.00 with first deliveries arriving during early summer.

Customers will also be invited to explore the potential of their new car, and further develop their own skills behind the wheel, by participating in a bespoke driving experience around the unique tracks at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone.

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