New Porsche 911 GT3: the fruit of knowledge acquired in motor racing

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Brian Adam
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Stuttgart. Porsche presents the new 911 GT3. The seventh edition of this high-performance sports car has been developed in close collaboration with Porsche Motorsport, the brand’s racing department. The transfer of true racing technology to a series production model is the most extensive Porsche has ever done in its history. The overlapping dual-wishbone design on the front axle and sophisticated aerodynamics, with a large gooseneck-shaped rear spoiler and massive diffuser, come from its successful track sibling, the 911 RSR. In addition, the 3996-cubic-centimeter six-cylinder boxer engine, delivering 510 horsepower (375 kW), is based on the one used in the 911 GT3 R, widely tested and improved in endurance racing. These impressive-sounding, high-revving mechanics are also used virtually unchanged in the new 911 GT3 Cup. The result of all this is a unique, efficient and emotional sports car, offering enormous performance and precision at the wheel. In short, the perfect car for riding on the track and extraordinary for everyday use.

The character that distinguishes the 911 GT3 is based on the sum of all its special features. With a top speed of 320 km / h (318 km / h with the PDK gearbox), it is even faster than the previous 911 GT3 RS, accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.4 seconds. Porsche also offers the new model with a six-speed manual gearbox, to make the driving experience even purer. With sophisticated aerodynamics that benefits from racing knowledge, the GT3 generates significantly more downforce with little impact on its drag coefficient. In the maximum performance position, the manually adjustable spoiler and diffuser significantly increase downforce in high-speed corners. This configuration is reserved for the track only, as that is where the 911 GT3 can show its full potential. On the mythical Nürburgring Nordschleife, traditionally the benchmark for all Porsche sports cars, he set an impressive record: During the final phase of its fine-tuning, the 911 GT3 became the first naturally aspirated engine series production model to come down from the seven minute barrier. Development driver Lars Kern set a time of 6: 59.927 minutes in a complete lap of the 20-kilometer, 800-meter track. On the shortened track of kilometers and 600 meters, which previously served as a benchmark, the 911 GT3 stopped the timer at 6: 55.2 minutes. Shod with the optional Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires, the new model demonstrated its excellent performance over several laps, with Jörg Bergmeister, the expert brand ambassador, at the wheel. For Bergmeister, it is “by far the best series production vehicle” he has ever driven in the ‘Green Hell’.

With a wider body, larger wheels and other technical extras, the weight of the new GT3 is the same as its predecessor. Equipped with the manual gearbox it weighs 1,418 kilograms, while with the PDK transmission it reaches 1,435 kilograms. A front hood made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), lightweight glass windows, optimized brakes and alloy wheels keep weight at bay, as does the rear seat compartment cover. The sports exhaust system also reduces the weight by around ten kilograms. Equipped with continuously electrically adjustable flaps, this exhaust is able to harmonize a captivating sound with compliance with the Euro 6d ISC FCM (EU6 AP) emission standard. The 911 GT3 travels on average 7.5 kilometers per liter of fuel (28.5 km / g, 17.7 mpg or consumes 13.3 liters / 100 km). With the PDK double clutch gearbox the values ​​are 8.1 km / l, 30.5 km / g, 19.0 mpg or it consumes 12.4 l / 100 km.

Racing genes are evident in virtually every detail of the new 911 GT3. The interior maintains the line of the current generation models. A new element is the track display: at the touch of a button, it reduces the digital panels located to the left and right of the central rev counter (which reaches the 10,000 rpm mark), to show the tire pressure, temperature and oil pressure , the fuel level and the water temperature, all essential for driving on the track. It also includes a visual gear change assistant, with a colored bar that lights up from left to right of the tachometer, a further element derived from competition.

More and more, customers want customized equipment, especially on the Porsche GT models. For this reason, the new 911 GT3 also has the wide range of options offered by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, which is completed with some specific ones for this vehicle, such as the lightweight roof made of carbon fiber that looks simple. sight. Other highlights include the carbon top of the exterior mirrors and the darkened matrix LED main headlamps, matching the Exclusive design taillights, with a light arc without red components. The wheel rims painted in Guard Red or Shark Blue enhance its black color. Details in the body tone, or any other to choose from, for the rev counter and Sport Chrono chronometer dials, seat belts and decorative trims add a special touch to the interior.

As exclusive as the 911 GT3 itself is the Porsche Design chronograph that is offered only to customers of this high-performance sports car. Like the car, it is characterized by a dynamic design, excellent performance and high-quality handcrafted assembly. The box reflects your competition genes. It is made of titanium, a robust and lightweight material, the same that is used in the connecting rods of the GT3 engine. The watch is powered by a rotor similar to car wheels. Customers can personalize the colored ring on the dial to match the color chosen for the vehicle.

Equipment and prices in Latin America and the Caribbean

The new Porsche 911 GT3 is now available for order at the different Porsche Centers in Latin America and the Caribbean, the region that this sports car will arrive in from the second quarter of 2021. For specific equipment and prices please contact your Porsche Nearest Center. You can customize the Porsche 911 GT3 of your dreams in the Porsche Car Configurator.

This is what the Porsche 911 GT3 looks like

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