By Staff Reporter
The seventh edition of the high-performance Porsche 911 GT3 has been revealed with a 375 kW and 469 Nm four-litre six-cylinder boxer engine that is based on the drivetrain of the 911 GT3 R. This engine is also used in the new 911 GT3 Cup.
During final stages of development, the new Porsche 911 GT3, capable of revving up to 9,000 rpms, lapped the Nuerburgring-Nordschleife over 17 seconds quicker than its predecessor. Development driver Lars Kern took just 6:59.927 minutes for a full 20.8-kilometre lap. The shorter 20.6-kilometre track was completed by the 911 GT3 in 6:55.2 minutes.
Featuring Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), it is even faster than the previous 911 GT3 RS with a top speed of 318 km/h and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. Porsche also offers the new model with a six-speed manual transmission.
The new 911 GT3 matches the outgoing model in weight and comes in at 1,435 kilograms in manual form. Lightweight components included are the front bonnet made of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP), lightweight glass windows, light-alloy wheels and a sports exhaust system which reduces the weight by no less than ten kilograms. The combined consumption of the 911 GT3 with PDK transmission is 12.4 litres/100 km.
The inside of the new 911 GT3 is not short of performance cues. The cockpit features a new track screen. It can reduce the digital displays to the left and right of the rev counter to essential information needed for track driving, such as tyre and oil pressure, fuel level and water temperature. It also includes a visual shift assistant with coloured bars to the left and right of the rev counter and a shift light derived from Motorsport.
To meet the growing demand for individualization options, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur offers a wide range of customized equipment for the new 911 GT3. Highlights include a lightweight roof made of exposed carbon fibre, exterior mirror tops made of carbon, darkened LED matrix main headlights and matching Exclusive design rear lights. Guards Red or Shark Blue painted wheel rims enhance the black alloy wheels.
Customers can order the new 911 GT3 as of 31st of March 2021
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