Porsche releases details of latest GT3

Porsche releases details of latest GT3

Porsche GT3 rq

Porsche’s newest hardcore 911 the GT3 will be officially unveiled in just over four weeks time. However, photos and details of the 911 GT3 have been released. Back when the original 911 Turbo debuted 35 years ago, its 256 horsepower was considered staggering. The new GT3 again leaves old 911s in the dust with an un-boosted 435 hp from its 3.8-litre flat-six. Although Porsche hasn’t yet quoted a specific number, the GT3’s mid-range torque response is claimed to be significantly stronger, too.

The sprint to 100 kph now takes a claimed 4.1 seconds. Handling dynamics are apparently improved and the driver now has more control over the stability management system. The electronic stability control and traction control systems can now be individually deactivated, and travelling at high speed is improved by greater downforce at both ends of the car.

Adaptive damping systems are too old school in 2009. For the GT3, Porsche has added active engine mounts that can recognise hard driving. The GT3 also gets optional ceramic brakes and centre lock wheels.

Europeans can pick up a GT3 starting in May, down here in NZ we will have to wait a little longer.

Porsche GT3 rq

Porsche’s newest hardcore 911 the GT3 will be officially unveiled in just over four weeks time. However, photos and details of the 911 GT3 have been released. Back when the original 911 Turbo debuted 35 years ago, its 256 horsepower was considered staggering. The new GT3 again leaves old 911s in the dust with an un-boosted 435 hp from its 3.8-litre flat-six. Although Porsche hasn’t yet quoted a specific number, the GT3’s mid-range torque response is claimed to be significantly stronger, too.

The sprint to 100 kph now takes a claimed 4.1 seconds. Handling dynamics are apparently improved and the driver now has more control over the stability management system. The electronic stability control and traction control systems can now be individually deactivated, and travelling at high speed is improved by greater downforce at both ends of the car.

Adaptive damping systems are too old school in 2009. For the GT3, Porsche has added active engine mounts that can recognise hard driving. The GT3 also gets optional ceramic brakes and centre lock wheels.

Europeans can pick up a GT3 starting in May, down here in NZ we will have to wait a little longer.

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