Porsche has finally revealed the next 911 GT3, a car that petrol heads the world over have been dying to see.
Porsche has described it as a giant leap forward and styling-wise, it closely resembles the current 991 model. However, the revised front end, a widened track, extended side skirts and a large, fixed rear wing, can identify it. On top of this, you’ll also find a new rear bumper with a centre-mounted exhaust and 20-inch alloy wheels with central locking hubs.
The interior remains largely the same as in regular 911 models but in the GT3, you’ll find it adopts leather/ Alcantare seats, an Alcantara wrapped steering wheel and red contrast stitching.
ower will be provided by a 3.8-litre six-cylinder boxer engine that has been fitted with variable, valve timing, titanium connecting rods and forged pistons. The motor develops 349kW and 438Nm and is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, sending power to the rear wheels, via a locking differential. This should get it from 0-100 in 3.5 seconds before it hits a top speed of 315km/h. Porsche claims that the new GT3 is capable of lapping the Nordschleife in less than seven minutes and 30 seconds.
The new GT3 is also set to become the first Porsche to offer the firm’s new active rear wheel steering system, which has been designed to deliver unparalleled driving dynamics. The system works by turning the rear wheels in the same or the opposite direction as the fronts, depending on the situation.
The new GT3 is set to go on sale in Germany in August, so if we’re lucky, we might see it in SA before the end of the year.