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Porsche 911 GT3 Touring – The Ultimate Sleeper Porsche

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The Porsche 911 GT3 looks just as brutal as it drives, but maybe it looks a little too brutal to you. If you’re not a fan of the GT3’s massive rear spoiler but want all of the other GT3 goodness, then the 911 GT3 Touring is exactly what the doctor ordered. This is technically a second-gen 911 GT3 Touring, as the first GT3 Touring was offered as part of the 991.2-gen lineup. And, just like its predecessor, this GT3 touring comes with all the power and tech, but in a more subdued, humble package.

The 2022 911 GT3 Touring – When You Don’t Need to Flex All The Muscle

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The 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 is one of the fastest 911’s the company has ever made, and one could argue that it’s also the most aggressive. If you see a GT3 on the street, there’s no mistaking it for anything else. Well, that was true until now, as Porsche has brought back the GT3 Touring for the 992-gen 911. At a glance, it’s pretty obvious what has changed – that big spoiler is gone, with an automatically extending rear spoiler taking its place. Without the rear wing, the GT3 looks a little more normal, but so, so sleek at the same time. The front end also benefits from a new grille mesh while the window trim and exhaust outlets are finished in a standard silver trim. You can opt for Satin black, however, if the silver look doesn’t vibe with your personality.

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Outside of these few changes, this is a GT3 through and through. You’ll have the same long list of exterior paint and interior finish options to choose from at the time of ordering, and you’ll ride on the same staggered 20- and 21-inch wheels. On the inside, you will find standard extended leather upholstery (it is a touring model, after all) with black leather on the upper dash. You’ll be able to pick from a few different color options for the lower portion of the dash, so you can customize the GT3 Touring a bit more to your liking.

Despite the lack of the rear wing, power is still derived from the same 4.0-liter flat-six that’s good for 502 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque.

Porsche hasn’t said how deletion of the rear wing affects on-road performance, but with the lack of extra resistance from the rear spoiler you might be able to get to 60 mph a little faster than the normal GT3’s 3.2-second sprint. Top speed of the normal GT3 is also 197 mph, and we suspect the Touring model will offer the same.

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Porsche hasn’t given performance specs, but expect the same 3.2-second sprint to 60 mph
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

This time around, the six-speed manual transmission is still the standard offering, but unlike the 991.2-gen GT3 touring, you can also opt for Porsche’s PDK gearbox. On that note, if you live in California, you’re actually stuck with the PDK, as California noise regulations prohibit the 911 GT3 Touring with the manual transmission.

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The biggest difference is the lack of a rear spoiler, which has been replaced with a smaller automatic spoiler.

Pricing for the GT3 Touring is set at $161,000 plus $1,350 in delivery and processing fees. Apparently, ditching the wing will save you $100, as the normal 911 GT3 will set you back $161,100. Be sure to make the right choice at the dealership, though, as adding the normal GT3 wing after that fact will be expensive if not impossible.

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The new Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package – a subtler choice that retains every ounce of the excitement, the feel and the performance you expect.

The seventh edition of the 911 GT3 can now be ordered with the no-cost equipment package that was first introduced with its predecessor. The 911 GT3 with Touring Package is delivered with a seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission as standard for the U.S. market, and a six-speed GT Sport manual transmission as a no-cost option in selected states. This marks the first time, the Touring Package is available with the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. Like on the predecessor, engine, transmission, suspension, wheels and tires on vehicles with the Touring Package are adopted from the regular 911 GT3.

The most obvious difference is the omission of the fixed rear wing of the 911 GT3. Instead, an automatically extending rear spoiler generates downforce at high speeds while maintaining an understated appearance. A bespoke grille unique to the package compliments the understated appearance. Silver trim strips made of high-gloss anodized aluminum on the side windows are another distinguishing feature. The front fascia is painted completely in the exterior color as compared to the black lower section of the standard GT3. The interior, which is unique to the GT3 with Touring Package, includes extended leather upholstery in black is particularly elegant. The front of the dashboard and the upper side sections of the door trim panels have special surface embossing.

The name “Touring Package” goes back to an equipment variant of the 911 Carrera RS from model year 1973. From the onset, the focus with this package was on pure 911 design and elements of a classic interior. Porsche revived the idea again in 2017, and for the first time again offered a Touring Package for the previous generation of the 911 GT3, the Type 991. Since then, this variant has appealed above all to lovers of top-class sports cars with a pronounced passion for understatement and classic driving pleasure.

Performance without the show: the exterior and interior details

Continuing the subtle theme, a subtle logo “GT3 touring” is located on the rear grille while trim strips of the side windows and the tailpipes of the sport exhaust system are colored in silver. These elements can also be finished in Satin Black in the optional exterior Touring Package. The lower front light modules are also dark-tinted with this selection.

The 911 GT3 with Touring Package also offers the atmosphere of a classic sports car on the inside. The steering wheel rim, gear/selector lever, center console lid, door panel armrests, and door handles are upholstered in black leather. Meanwhile, the seat centers are upholstered with fabric seat center panels, below head restraints bear embossed Porsche Crests. The door sill guards and trim elements on the dashboard and center console are made of brushed black aluminum. In addition, the 911 GT3 with Touring Package is now open for a significantly expanded degree of personalization. Options include several available colored leather upholsteries for the lower half of the interior in contrast to the upper dashboard. There, the leather surface is embossed to create an appearance specific to the Touring Package.

Porsche also offers almost all the optional equipment for the 911 GT3 in combination with the Touring Package. This includes all exterior and wheel colors, LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System and Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus, various driver’s assistance systems, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), a Smart Front Axle Lift system, the same seat types that are available on the standard 911 GT3, the Chrono package and an optional BOSE® Surround Sound System. Porsche Design also offers a very special chronograph for customers of the 911 GT3 with Touring Package. The timepiece features a movement with a flyback function. The winding rotor evokes the vehicle’s wheel design and is available in six different versions corresponding to the vehicle configuration. The dial bezel in Agate Grey Metallic is based on the vehicle’s paint finish. The dial itself has a matte black finish, while the luminous yellow chronograph hands match the color of the tachometer. The chronograph 911 GT3 with Touring Package is worn with a strap made of Porsche vehicle leather with “GT3” embossing. The black decorative stitching with Porsche vehicle thread gives the strap an additional finishing touch. The chronograph is produced by the company’s own Swiss watchmaking factory and is exclusively reserved for owners of the vehicle.

The seven-speed PDK gearbox will be the only transmission offered in California with the 911 GT3. For those who prefer three pedals and are located outside of California, a six-speed manual gearbox will continue to be available at no extra cost. The 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package is expected to begin arriving in early 2022 with a starting MSRP of $161,100 excluding $1,350 for delivery, processing, and handling.

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