Limits pushed.
Limits pushed.
Limits pushed.
Limits pushed.

Limits pushed. - The new 911 GT3.

The limit is apparently the most exhilarating place to be these days. The final square centimetres have yet to be explored here. This may be where others turn back but, for us, it is only just the beginning – the start of a journey towards new sporty destinations. Indeed, two hundredths of a second are worlds apart. So let’s get going. In the new Porsche 911 GT3.

Design

Design and aerodynamics of the new 911 GT3.

Sporty design alone is not enough. Each detail must also serve a particular function. For example the new front end further improves the aerodynamics of the centre radiator, while the fixed rear wing provides sufficient downforce. All in all, the new 911 GT3 has an even sturdier and safer stance on the tarmac.

Chassis

The perfect corner.

The chassis of the new 911 GT3 has been engineered to meet the challenging demands of motorsport – and for this reason it also provides extremely sporty day-to-day driving. The ride height of the new 911 GT3 is 30 mm lower than that of the 911 Carrera. In conjunction with a series of specifically tuned chassis components, this offers extraordinary agility, a high degree of driving safety and stable handling, particularly when cornering.

Drivetrain

Between the corners: the straight line.

Located just above the tarmac and positioned low down in the rear is the newly developed water-cooled six-cylinder aluminium engine with four valves per cylinder, VarioCam and a separate engine oil tank. The engine taps into its capacity of 3.8 litres to generate a maximum power output of 350 kW (475 hp).

It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds – 0.6 seconds faster than its predecessor.

The secret behind the Porsche 962C’s victories in Le Mans 1986 and 1987 was the double-clutch transmission that Porsche had been continually refining since the 1960s. In the C version of the 962, it enabled extremely fast gear changes. Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) was specially adapted for the new 911 GT3 and installed as standard for the first time. A transmission with short gear ratios specific to the 911 GT3 increase the torque and acceleration potential in seven performance-oriented gears.

Safety

Long corners at speed.

The new 911 GT3 is equipped with a particularly powerful yet lightweight brake system with a specifically matched brake booster.

At the limits of dynamic performance, the standard Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus delivers greater traction, increased lateral dynamics and a significant improvement in driving stability under the effects of load changes in corners and when the car changes lane. Fitted as standard, the new rear-axle steering combines performance and everyday practicality. During high-speed manoeuvres, the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as that of the front wheels, thereby increasing driving stability.
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