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.

Trying to figure out which subject in these photos is the bigger star is a little unsettling so we’ll give a little information on both to satiate the automotive and carnal desires that are surely present. The sexy lady in the photos is model Shellee Nemechek who hails from Texas and the vehicle placed directly behind her is the beautiful Porsche GT3 modified by AutoDynamica, also out of Texas. Now that that’s covered, let’s move on to the real business. What’s this Porsche GT3 all about?

The tuning package provided by the American tuner isn’t exactly the tuning package to end all tuning packages, but it has its flair. It carries an electric program for the engine ($1,400) that was measured at the wheels on a Mustang Dynamometer four-wheel drive at 500 hp (a standard GT3 delivers 435 HP). Next to the engine update, AutoDynamica is also offering a new set of Brembo brakes ($4,990), a new exhaust system ($4,075), and a new set of wheels, offered in any size from 19" to 21" ($2345).

Like we said, it’s not the best tuning package for a Porsche, but they were smart enough to put the beautiful Ms. Nemecheck in the pictures, so it’s all worth it.

Photo Credit: Nino Batista

You know Le Mans season is fast approaching when teams set to compete in the legendary race are one by one introducing their 2011 racers to the public. One team that’s scheduled to participate in the 24-hour endurance race is Flying Lizard and today, the team officially unveiled a special edition livery for the No. 80 and No. 81 Flying Lizard Porsche 911 GT3 RSR race cars that will compete in Le Mans. The livery, which was created by California-based artist Troy Lee, celebrates the rich and esteemed history of Porsche at Le Mans, highlighted by the 28 drivers that have won the world-famous endurance race while driving a Porsche .

Although the design is similar for both cars, they sport different color schemes - candy metallic orange for the No. 80 and candy metallic blue for the No. 81 - with the primary colors providing backdrop for the driver names and flags that weave throughout the design of the race car.

The 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is powered by a 4.0-liter, six-cylinder boxer engine mated to a six-speed gearbox, producing an output of 455 horsepower at 7,800 rpm and a peak of 332 lb/ft of torque.

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What could be better than winning a brand new Porsche tax-free? Well, dear sirs, that would be winning two Porsches tax-free. And to make things even more enticing; one of those Porsches is a one-of-a-kind 2011 Hurley Haywood Edition Porsche GT3. Intrigued? Read on.

Continental Tire and GRAND-AM are offering up the 2011 Hurley Haywood Edition Porsche GT3 and a 2011 Porsche Cayenne S. Hybrid as part of the 2011 Continental Tire Dream Giveaway, a fundraising event sponsored by WorldCause Foundation. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards Camp Boggy Creek, a camp for children - ages 7-16 - who are suffering from chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

The 2011 Hurley Haywood Edition Porsche GT3 is the fastest, most powerful 911 GT3 to date and was named after Motorsports Hall of Famer and GRAND-AM Racing legend, Hurley Haywood. It is powered by a naturally aspirated 3.8 liter six-cylinder boxer engine that produces 435 HP. This output gets the GT3 from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds, and doesn’t stop until it hits 194 mph.

The2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid is the newest version of the popular Porsche SUV. It is powered by a combination of a supercharged V6 engine and a 47 HP electric motor. Total output for the package is 380 HP and 427 lb-ft, allowing the Cayenne to make it to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds and giving it a top speed of 150 mph.

So, there you go folks. You have a chance to win a speedy family transporter and a one-of-a-kind rockstar sports car, all for just entering yourself in a drawing and helping some kids. Can’t beat that!

Hit the jump to read more about how to enter the 2011 Continental Tire Dream Giveaway.

The 2011 Porsche GT3 RS is powered by a 3.8 liter flat-six engine that delivers a total of 450 HP. With these ponies ready to race out of the engine, the GT3 RS will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in only 4 seconds and will hit a top speed of 192 mph. Now sources are claiming that Porsche will be debuting a more powerful GT3 RS on April 7th, 2011.

According to a Team Speed member, the new Porsche GT3 RS will be powered by a 4.0 liter engine that will deliver an incredible 500 HP. The car will go into production at the end of May and the first customers will receive their units at the end of July. Too bad there will only be 500 clients enjoying this beast, as Porsche will only offer it in a limited number.

There are no details on pricing just yet, but it will surely be higher than the $135,500 price tag of the GT3 RS.

Source: TeamSpeed

You know that you live in a world that’s dominated by the internet and social media when you have an automaker that makes a special edition model because it’s social media fan page has reached 1 million fans.

Look no further than German automaker Porsche , who thought it would be a good idea to celebrate the milestone that is 1 million fans on their Facebook page by coming out with a special exhibition inside the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart solely dedicated to a unique custom-made 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid . So what exactly is so unique about this particular model? Take a look at its exterior and you’ll notice that it has been adorned with signatures of more than 27,000 Porsche fans on Facebook. While this particular model is expected to be just a special exhibit piece, we do know that the 911 GT3 R Hybrid embodies the very spirit of our fast-paced world with the company’s new Porsche Intelligent Performance program, and as such, makes it the ideal car to be chosen to honor the company’s ever-growing fan base on the popular social network site.

More details along with the press release after the jump.

Source: Porsche

Porsche has released a pretty impressive video in which they explain the the evolution of the 2011 Carrera Cup GB race car for the new season, and its relationship to the 911 GT3 RS road car. Enjoy!

TheGT3 RS is powered by a 3.8 liter flat-six engine that delivers a total of 450 HP and 317 lb.-ft of torque, this means specific output of more than 118 bhp per litre from the six-cylinder, an extremely high figure for natural-aspiration technology. The can can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in seconds and can hit a top speed of 193 mph. Of course performance comes with a price: $133,750.

The Cup car carries the same engine setup, but weighs 170 kilos less than the RS road going car. It features a front spoiler lip that is 15 millimeters lower than the GT3 RS and a rear wing that is now 1.70 meters, up from the original 1.46 meters.

The 2011 24 Hours of Nurburgring is still months away, but even now, we’re already seeing teams introduce their stallions for the grueling endurance race.

One team that’s scheduled to participate in the event will be the FALKEN Motorsport Team, which will be fielding a custom, race-ready Porsche 911 GT3 R. . There’s no denying that the competition at the 24 Hours of Nurburging is going to be as tough as it’s ever been. FALKEN will need to be on its A-game with their development of the car leading up to the race this June 25-26, 2011.

Fortunately, they picked a pretty good car to go to battle with. The Porsche 911 GT3 R is powered by a 4.0-liter six-cylinder, naturally-aspirated boxer engine that produces 480 horsepower at 7,250 rpm. Whether that is enough to outlast the competition is anyone’s guess. But at least you know that the FALKEN Motorsport Team won’t go down without a fight.

UPDATE 07/25/2011: If there is anything that can top watching the Porsche 911 GT3 R as it speeds along in the 24H race at the Nurburgring, it’s watching the Porsche as it tackles the Nurburgring at night! Apparently, Wolf Henzler - the man behind the wheel - enjoys staring death in the face! In one word, this video is mesmerizing! Check it out after the jump!

Details on the FALKEN Porsche 911 GT3 R after the jump.

Watching a rally and feeling the adrenaline involved in that action is always pleasant. But this time we are talking about something special. It not only about 16 minutes of high quality driving; its not even about the good music on the sound of thePorsche GT3 ’s engine. This time is about a GT3 rally action with a very special ending for the co-driver, a girl that never imagined what the end of the race will bring her: a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, the driver of the car.

The video was shot at the 2010 German Rally championship series. So, sit back, turn up your volume and enjoy! Also have patience until the video ends to see what the girl’s answer was. We can assure you that the video worth every second of the 16 minutes!

The new Porsche 911 GT3 made its debut last year at the Geneva Motor Show and it is now on sale at a price of $112,200. beside a few exterior changes, the 911 GT3 comes for the first time, with a particularly sporting variant of PSM Porsche Stability Management, offering the option to deactivate both Stability Control (SC) and Traction Control (TC) in separate steps.

The 911 GT3 is powered by a 3.8-liter six-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine that develops maximum output of 435 bhp, up 20 bhp over its predecessor. It offers even better grip and stability also at high speeds, specific modifications of the car’s aerodynamics increasing down-forces both front and rear to such an extent that the overall pressure pushing down the car is more than twice as great as on the former model. At the same time the new Aerodynamics Package gives the GT3 a brand-new look further accentuated by the new bi-xenon headlights, LED rear light clusters, as well as modified air intakes and outlets.

The GT3 holds an interesting place in the lineup because it is the fastest naturally-aspired car Porsche makes (aside from the track-only GT3 RSR ), and some drivers prefer the GT3 over turbo models. This GT3 makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in four seconds and has a top speed of 194 mph. This represents only 0.3 of a second slower to 60 mph and is one mile per hour faster than the current 911 Turbo . Some of Porsche’s professional drivers have felt that the marginal power loss was worth the predictability that was gained by having a non-turbo engine.

UPDATE 12/28/2010: Want to catch over 16 minutes of awesome rally car action? Check out the video after the jump to see Pro rally team Olaf Dobberkau and Alexandra König drift, slip, and slide through the track while enjoying the glorious sounds of the 911 GT3’s beautiful engine and exhaust. Enjoy!

Press release after the jump.

In a year that has been full of uncertainty, recalls, and what-have-you, at least one brand is ending it on a really high note.

For better or for worse, Porsche has had a really good year and their fortunes haven’t gone unrecognized by a lot of their peers. The automaker from Stuttgart, Germany is being recognized by a variety of media outlets for a year where it has released a steady diet of high-performance and ultra-popular cars. While some people might think that the company was lucky to have the year it has had, the folks at Porsche would prefer to describe it as “business as usual”.

Over in their homeland of Germany, the Deutsche Automobil Treuhand (DAT) listed three of Porsche’s sports as having the best value retention with the Porsche 911 leading the pack, followed by both the Boxster and the Cayman . Thee cars in the top-three. Pretty impressive.

On the other side of the world in the Land Down Under, a jury comprising of eleven motor journalists from the “Sydney Morning Herald”, “The Age” and “drive.com.au" chose the Porsche Boxster as the best convertible of 2010 and more importantly, giving it the “Drive Car of the Year Award” for the second year in a row.

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Source: Porsche

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