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Porsche GT3

Porsche GT3

  There is always one version of the factory built Porsche 911 that stands head and shoulders above the rest of its backwards engineered brethren. The 911 GT3 is the choice of seasoned racers with a high revving naturally aspirated flat six and a track tuned suspension. The GT3 offers true race car performance in a street vehicle.

Porsche 911 GT3

Just a few hours ago, we released a set of spy shots for the upcoming Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible , but that wasn’t the only model out for a little test spin today. Our spy photographers have hit the jackpot with images of the 911 GT3 completely stripped of all of its cammo!

Compared to the previous prototypes caught testing, this model is still donning the new rear wing and front spoiler. Most of the body’s components will be made out of composites to help reduce the car’s weight by about 180-200 lbs.

The biggest mystery regarding the next GT3 is what’s going to be tucked underneath its hood. It is rumored that the next GT3 will get a new 4.0 liter engine and not the 3.8L naturally-aspirated six cylinder found in the current model. Regardless of the engine choice, Porsche has promised an output of about 480 HP. Porsche CEO Matthias Muller also announced that the new GT3 will not use Porsche’s new 7-speed PDK transmission. It will actually come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, with the technologically-advanced, yet less satisfying, PDK transmission set to be available as an optional extra.

Expect to see the new GT3 launched later in Summer 2012 when we hope this engine mystery will finally be solved.

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In what can only be described as a truly incredible and informative review, Chris Harris recently pitted the BMW M3 GTS , Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series , and Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 against each other for the Drive network and has delivered yet another piece of automotive art.

All three cars, particularly the BMW and Mercedes-Benz are aimed at a very small, niche segment of the market where prospecting buyers want cars which can perform equally well on the track as they do on the road. The 911 on the other hand, is for all intents and purposes, a full-on race car converted for road use and carries much greater expectations.

This may surprise some, but all of the aforementioned cars were priced fairly similarly when they first hit the market and even though the BMW M3 GTS is no longer produced, it’s as relevant as it was back in 2010 immediately after its launch.

Sure, more fun can be had in other cars than in these three, with Harris highlighting the fact that an Ariel Atom could be purchased for the same money but that of course, doesn’t work on the road like a truly incredible car should. As a result, Harris assembled these three cars to test both their on-track and off-track capabilities while also seeing which promotes the greatest amount of hooliganism.

We won’t spoil the end result for you, but needless to say, this is one of the very best ways to spend 25 minutes.

While we are all waiting for the new generation Porsche GT3 , French tuner Delavilla has unveiled a very cool upgrade package based on the current 997 GT3 at the 2012 Top Marques Monaco. While the standard GT3 delivers a total of 435 HP, the French tuner has found a wayn to increase the total output to an impressive 530 HP. The only problem is that we’ll have to pay 126,000 euro (about $166,000 at the current exchange rates) if you want to drive one.

The package includes four vertically superposed exhaust pipes, a reworked chassis with specific dampers, an active suspension, and, of course, a new set of wheels offered in any color desired by the customer. The Porsche 911/997 GT3 on display is painted in a very cool yellow color, but customers can choose between 21 color options. The interior can be dressed in the same color as the exterior with a combination of Alcantara and carbon fiber.

We get pretty excited when we see a plethora of supercars in the same video, so when we saw models like the Mclaren MP4-12C , the Koenigsegg CCXR , and Agera R all put together, we just had to take a look. Then we found out that the star of the show was actually the Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 - and there wasn’t just one but a bunch of examples of this awesome sports car.

The cars were caught by Youtube user jorrie2 during a Nurburgring testing session and next to very impressive driving shots, the video also reveals just how cool this car’s engine sounds.

As a reminder, the GT3 RS 4.0 is powered by a 4.0 liter engine producing an incredible 500 HP and 339 lb-ft of torque. This power is enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds.

It’s been a while since we last brought any details on the upcoming Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 GT3 , so here’s a very cool video of the two models in action on the Nurburgring, courtesy of BridgeToGantry.com.

The two models caught testing came equipped with the PDK semi-automatic transmission and seem to have received some final touches, making an official debut closer than we think. Both models will go on sale by the end of 2012.

The future Porsche 911 GT3 will be powered by a 4.0 liter engine that will deliver a total of 480 HP, while the Porsche 911 Turbo will get a 3.8-liter flat-six engine pumping out about 550 HP. Next to the seven-speed PDK, the two models will also receive a standard six-speed manual gearbox as standard.

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How do you write the word "Porsche ," and make that word over 475 feet long? Well, obviously there is only one way; you take 48 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Challenge Brazil race cars and line them up accordingly beside a massive Brazilian flag. Where do you accomplish something like this? On the finishing straight at Estoril Circuit in Portugal, of course.

This is exactly what happened on March 15, 2012. 180 people from the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Brasil team and the Portuguese staff of Estoril Circuit came together before the season opening race to get the perfect shot. The entire shoot took 23 hours, and the end result was this 3 minute 30 second video which includes helicopter shots and a time-lapse of the shoot. All that was left to do was write "Porsche" with rubber by having all 48 cars do simultaneous burnouts!

Check out the video to see the whole event take place, and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments section below.

This may look like a strange competition, but it’s not the first time someone has chosen to pit a sports car against a sports bike. We have actually seen these types of races plenty of times before, but this race starts a very exquisite sports car: a Porsche 911 GT3 RS .

The idea came from French motorcycle publication, Moto Journal, who ran the Porsche up against a Yamaha R1 . The race is kind of unfair considering the GT3 RS can hit a top speed of 193 mph, whereas the YZF R1 can only top out at 160 mph, but the video is still entertaining enough to give a view. Who knows, there may even be some surprises to see.

After viewing, let us know what you think by hitting us up in the comments section below.

We all love the sport of motor racing and enjoy all the thrills, spills, and spectacles that come along with it. But for every one of those racing teams to field competitive race cars, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes preparations that go on to ensure that these races are as action-packed as possible.

In this video, we take a look at the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East and turn to one team that’s set to compete in the series. Lechner Racing is one of those teams and team principal, Walter Lechner, takes us on a four-minute look at what happens in the crucial days leading up to the green light.

From bringing the Porsche cars in trucks, emptying them, parking them in specifically-allocated garages, and everything that goes on afterwards, Lechner describes the painstaking job that goes on in preparing for a race and how this preparation manifests itself in time for qualifying and the race itself.

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East consists of 12 rounds of racing spread out across the Middle East. Since it’s inception in 2009, the series has already established itself as one of the best one-make series in the region and going on its third season, the competition is set to become as hot as the weather in that part of the world.

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Porsche 911 GT3

The new generation Porsche 911 is out for quite some time now, but it took a while until Porsche has finally decided to take the GT3 version out for a testing session. The sports car has been taken on slippery and snowy roads and lucky for us the spy photographers were there to catch it testing.

As you can see in these spy shots the car has received the GT3 typical front bumper and the centered twin exhaust pipes, but the big rear wing that further distinguish the GT3 is missing. While until this point is not very sure what engine will be used for the sports car, we can tell you for sure that the engine will be around 450 HP. Also, as previously reported the GT3 will only be offered with a PDK gearbox, even if both versions are currently being tested. The GT3 will also feature the new electromechanical steering system that has been seriously criticized for offering less driver feedback than a traditional hydraulic setup.

Porsche 911 GT3

The new generationPorsche 911 has started to show its new lines with the unveiling of the standard Carrera models. And Porsche will continue with the unveiling, until we will finally see the top versions if the 911 line-up. The GT3 version, set to be unveiled in 2013, is the first one that comes with a sad news: the company will only offer a PDK gearbox for it.

Porsche is currently testing both both manual and PDK versions, but according to August Achleitner, the 911 project chief, only one model will be offered in the production version and the PDK is the favorite one.

This decision has inspired by the launch of thePorsche Turbo S : "When we launched the 911 Turbo S, we did not offer a manual, but we have not had a single complaint," and the GT3 is the next logical step.

Also, Achleitner confirmed that both GT2 and GT3 will be offered with the new electromechanical steering system that has been seriously criticized for offering less driver feedback than a traditional hydraulic setup. According to him all their race drivers prefer it and the company decided to offer it.

Source: InsideLine

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