The unveiling of the first Porsche 911 GT3 in March 1999 signalled the start of a new era for discerning sports car drivers. The Porsche 911 GT3 embodies the hallmarks of Porsche Motorsport. Developed by two-time World Rally Champion Walter Röhrl, race engineer Roland Kussmaul and the Porsche Motorsport specialists from Weissach, the Porsche 911 GT3 brought race track agility to the road. Since then, this road-going race car has become even faster, more precise and more dynamic with every generation.
The new 911 GT3 benefits from the modern design of the current 992 generation. However, the many specific adaptations very clearly differentiate the new 911 GT3 from the other 911 models and give it its own, modern GT look with clear references to its motorsport DNA.
The new model demonstrates an approximately 50% increase in aerodynamic downforce compared to its predecessor thanks to the new rear wing with the swan-neck connection, aerodynamically optimised diffuser and underbody. On the track, the aerodynamic downforce can be increased by around 150% by switching to the non-road-approved performance position on the front and rear axles.
The exterior features a front bonnet made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) with two air outlets which not only emphasise the motorsport look but improve the air flow through the central wide cooler. From the side, the new 911 GT3 comes with 20 inch wheels on the front axle and 21 inch wheels on the rear axle which dominate the wheel housing.
The new model has a redesigned 4.0 litre six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine capable of producing 510 PS and 470 Nm of maximum torque. With six individual throttle valves and a maximum speed of 9,000 rpm, the redesigned engine will achieve a 0-62 mph sprint in 3.4 seconds while creating a unique emotional experience.
Further highlights of the new 911 GT3 include the 7-speed PDK as standard, although driving enthusiasts are able to opt for the six-speed manual GT sports gearbox, offering a pure driving experience and allowing the driver to be fully engaged.
The weight is almost unchanged from its predecessor despite significantly increased product features, which comes down to the lighter PDK transmission, lightweight glass and the new lightweight front bonnet made of CFRP.
A new braking system has been developed, meaning larger brake disks on the front axle with a diameter of 408 mm instead of the previous 308 mm. In addition, the brake cooling system on the front axle has been significantly optimised where the brake system is now cooled by means of two air paths.
For those who appreciate that time is precious, the 911 GT3 delivers this message within a driver-focused vehicle concept for high driving pleasure and pure performance.
The new 911 GT3. Time is precious.
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