• Learn Why the Porsche 911 GT3’s Engine Is a Masterpiece of Modern Design

This video goes beyond what’s written in the press release

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Porsche’s corner-carving 911 (992) GT3 is finally out and ever since the unveil, it has been receiving a very warm welcome on the internet. For good reason. The new GT3 doesn’t just look good, it’s also a performer, but then again, what Porsche isn’t?

Learn Why the Porsche 911 GT3's Engine Is a Masterpiece of Modern Design
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Just like it was the case with its predecessors, the GT3’s main superpower is its engine. We know the specs, we know the output, and we know what can the GT3 achieve with the help of this engine. What we didn’t know (but suspected) is that the mill is a technological marvel.

We’re not saying it, Engineering Explained’s Jason Fenske is. The GT3’s 4.0-liter, six-cylinder boxer can rev all the way to 9,000 rpm and produces 502 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque. It mates to Porsche’s seven-speed PDK transmission tuned specifically for the task it has to deliver inside the GT3, including a 0-60 mph sprint of 3.2 seconds on to a Vmax of 197 mph. But that’s just what the spec sheet tells us and there’s more than meets the eye.

Learn Why the Porsche 911 GT3's Engine Is a Masterpiece of Modern Design
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2022 Porsche 911 GT3 specifications
Engine 4.0-litre six-cylinder boxer
Horsepower 502 HP
Torque 346 LB-FT
Transmission seven-speed PDK
0 to 60 mph 3.2 seconds
Top Speed 197 mph

For example, the intake manifold and valve timing are special pieces of tech, and the engine is also fitted with two additional throttle valves and six throttle bodies that work in perfect harmony. It’s like Porsche’s engineers explored every avenue and didn’t leave a single stone unturned in their quest for more power and more performance without resorting to turbocharging.

On that note, go and watch Engineering Explained’s video below and try not to applaud Porsche. We dare you.

Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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