The Porsche 911 GT3: In Quick Time



The Porsche 911 GT3 is a legend, a machine for those with no time to waste, and its track-bred, driver-focused performance helps you make the most of every second


SINGAPORE

In motorsport, time is everything, and results are defined by milliseconds. It’s all about fine margins and absolute precision, and the engineers behind the Porsche 911 GT3 have taken that philosophy to create the ultimate performance machine for drivers whose time is of the essence.

Everything about the new Porsche 911 GT3, from the powertrain, body, aerodynamics and chassis, has been optimised and fine-tuned down to the smallest detail. All to ensure that you’ll get the best driving experience in what is probably the best 911 GT3 of all time.

Pure performance

The seventh edition of the Porsche 911 GT3 was developed in close collaboration with Porsche Motorsport, and the engineers have transferred their expertise in racing technology development into the most advanced and focused 911 GT3 ever. The result is a pure driver’s machine that is exciting and precise, perfect for the circuit and great for everyday use.

The 911 GT3 is powered by a 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated six-cylinder boxer engine that is capable of revving to a stratospheric 9,000rpm, and features six individual throttle valves. The powerplant produces 375 kW (510 PS) and 470Nm of torque, allowing the 911 GT3 to sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds, 0-200km/h in 10.8 seconds, and reach a top speed of 318km/h when paired with the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission.

There is also the optional six-speed manual GT sports gearbox with short shift paths and switchable auto-blip rev-matching function that’s available for drivers who want to experience the joy of shifting gears themselves. When fitted with the manual gearbox, the 911 GT3 is able to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds, 0-200km/h in 11.9 seconds, and hit a top speed of 320km/h.

The engineers at Porsche have also worked their magic on the car’s driving dynamics, and the 911 GT3 features an adjustable sports chassis with new double-wishbone front axle and rear-axle steering with GT-specific set-up. It also comes with the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) variable damping control system with sports tuning, which lowers the car by 20mm, providing exceptional handling abilities on the road and track.

Aside from power and performance on the track, the Porsche 911 GT3 also ups the ante in bringing the car to a halt. It features a dual-circuit brake system with axle split, vacuum brake booster, brake assist system, aluminium monobloc fixed-calliper brakes, and dimpled and internally vented grey cast-iron composite brake discs with aluminium brake disc pots, ensuring maximum stopping power even after a punishing drive on the track.

Aerodynamic design that works

The engineers at Porsche have utilised their extensive motorsport experience to develop the 911 GT3’s sophisticated aerodynamics package, and the result is a car that has been designed to generate significantly more downforce without noticeably affecting the drag coefficient.

It features a completely new exterior design with underbody panelling that has been aerodynamically optimised for maximum performance, and the front end is distinguished with a wide spoiler lip, along with LED headlights in black that incorporates the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus).

At the rear, manually-adjustable diffuser and rear wing elements significantly increase the aerodynamic downforce for high cornering speeds, while the continuous tail light strip with integrated PORSCHE lettering in satin-gloss black adds an extra touch of class.

Despite a wider body, larger wheels and the addition of more technical features, the new 911 GT3’s lightweight construction ensures that it weighs the same as its predecessor, at just 1,418kg with the manual transmission and 1,435kg with the PDK.

The body features an aluminium-steel composite construction, while carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) is used on the body-coloured front bonnet, which also incorporates two air outlets. The use of optimised brake discs, forged alloy wheels, and lightweight glass all around contributes to further weight savings.

The lightweight sports exhaust system further reduces the car’s weight by 10kg, and with its infinitely electrically adjustable exhaust flaps, delivers and harmonises a highly emotional sound experience.

A driver-focused interior

The cockpit of the 911 GT3 has been designed to be truly driver-focused, with electric four-way adjustable Sports Seats Plus that feature raised side bolsters and black leather seat covers with seat centre panels in black Race-Tex to ensure that the driver gets a snug fit while driving hard.

Black Race-Tex also adorns the rim of the 911 GT3’s multifunction sports steering wheel, which comes with a selectable mode switch. There is also a 911 GT3-specific instrument cluster with an analogue rev counter and two high-resolution 7.0-inch displays that incorporate the new track screen function.

At a touch of a button, the track screen feature reduces the digital displays to the left and right of the central rev counter to information such as tyre pressure indicator, oil pressure, oil temperature, fuel tank level and water temperature, all of which are vital to the driver when driving on the track. There is also a visual shift assistant with coloured bars to the left and right of the rev counter, as well as a motorsport-derived shift light. 

Don’t waste a second…

Everything about the Porsche 911 GT3, from its performance, tuning, aerodynamics and interior, has been designed for you to make the most of your time behind the wheel. Whether you’re on the road or on the track, every second is precious, and Porsche has fine-tuned every element so that you can enjoy each moment in your 911 GT3 even more.

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