New hardcore Porsche 911 GT3 unveiled with 503bhp
When it will come to hardcore functionality automobiles, few command far more attention from fans than a new Porsche 911 GT3 – and this is the hottest street racer from the German brand.
Priced from £123,100, the new product has been made in near collaboration with Porsche’s motorsport division, taking race motor vehicle technology to the street.
This incorporates the GT3’s new 503bhp by natural means-aspirated 4.-litre flat-six motor, meaning this is the only 911 in the hottest 992-technology line-up not to aspect turbocharging.
It will be provided with a 7-pace PDK twin-clutch automated gearbox, sending its electrical power to the rear wheels only. Merged with start command the GT3 will speed up from -62mph in 3.4 seconds. A six-pace handbook will also be provided, offering motorists an even increased link with the motor vehicle.
Critical to the GT3’s improvement has been the move to the 992-technology 911’s Modular Mid-Engine MMB system. As a outcome, all GT3s will be primarily based on Porsche’s widebody architecture, but despite this and the car’s more substantial 20-inch entrance and 21-inch rear alloy wheels (which property even bigger brakes – steel as regular, carbon ceramic optional), the new GT3 only weighs 5kg far more than its predecessor in PDK form, at one,435kg.
That is many thanks to intensive use of carbon fibre-bolstered plastic, such as for the bonnet, thinner glass for the windows, forged wheels and a light-weight exhaust that saves 10kg.
Underneath the GT3’s new flared body there has been a considerable re-engineering of the technology, with the motor vehicle adopting a double wishbone entrance suspension layout, whilst all other products in the 911’s 58-12 months history have highlighted MacPherson struts for the entrance suspension.
This tech transfer has occur from the 911 RSR race motor vehicle, which takes advantage of a similar established-up, while the GT3 has also inherited aerodynamic know-how from Porsche’s observe competition.
The GT3’s ‘swan neck’ rear wing mounts help a enormous spoiler for additional downforce and high-pace stability specified the car’s 198mph top rated pace (199mph if you decide for the handbook gearbox). Porsche claims the GT3 delivers “significantly better levels of downforce [than its predecessor] with out significantly influencing the drag coefficient.”
Teamed with a enormous diffuser, the aerodynamic package can be manually altered for observe days, which is in which the GT3 really should really impress.
Running on optional Michelin Pilot Sport Cup two R tyres, Porsche’s take a look at driver Lars Kern lapped the Nurburgring in 6 minutes 59.927 seconds, earning it far more than seventeen seconds quicker than the prior 911 GT3.
There’s a great deal of observe-targeted tech on board, as the infotainment capabilities a new observe screen. This minimizes the info on the electronic shows to the remaining and suitable of the central analogue rev counter (marked all the way up to 10,000rpm, although the motor only revs to nine,000).
In this method it will clearly show facts far more significant for observe driving, these types of as tyre pressures, oil temperature and strain, in addition fuel amount. There’s also a motorsport-derived shift gentle program.
Porsche has also additional a great deal of personalisation possibilities so owners can tailor the spec of their motor vehicle, such as even far more light-weight parts, these types of as an exposed carbon fibre roof and doorway mirror caps, as nicely as painted wheel rims.
Deliveries of the new 911 GT3 start out in May perhaps.
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