Relieve Some Stress With This Porsche 911 GT3 Track Therapy Video!
It’s 11 minutes worth of free therapy that you won’t get anywhere elseby Kirby, on
If life’s doldrums are kicking into high gear, I have something that should calm your sensibilities long enough for you to shed at least a little stress. That “something” is an 11-minute video on YouTube featuring nothing but the Porsche 911 GT3casually going about its business on a race track. I say “casually” because the GT3 looks like it’s going through the motions on the race track. But there’s nothing casual about the sound of that naturally aspirated Porsche flat-six filling our ears. It’s relaxing, chilling, and therapeutic, converging all at once to fill our minds with the kind of chill that should get us through the week. Dial up the volume, folks. This 11-minute video is your go-to video of the day.
Porshce 911 GT3 Track Therapy
Do you know what’s more relaxing than listening to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony? Listening to a Porsche 911 (991.2) GT3 RS driving around an empty Watkins Glen race track without a care in the world. Ok, so I may be a tad bit biased on my audio preferences, but if you haven’t listened to a 911 GT3 RS in this kind of habitat, then you’re missing out on something that’s more important than Beethoven’s music. Ok, not really, but you get the point.
Fortunately, your curiosities — if you are curious — is about to be rewarded, thanks in large part to this 11-minute video provided by YouTuber Speedracer38. I will tell you now that you’re probably going to be transfixed at the sound of the 911 GT3 RS’ 520-horsepower, 4.0-liter flat-six engine as it shatters what is an otherwise quiet and tranquil video of the sports car steadily running around the British circuit.
I’d tell you to close your eyes at some points in the video, too, because to hear the sound of that engine in the dark is an audio pleasure unlike anything else. Go ahead. Try it.
Doesn’t it feel relaxing? More importantly, doesn’t it feel like your day just got better, even there’s still an afternoon left to deal with? This is one of the side effects of listening to the 911 GT3 RS lazily drive around an empty race track with no other cars ruining its vibe. Mind you, the GT3 RS is a performance fiend when it has to be. That 520-horsepower output helps it clock a 0-t0-60-mph time of three seconds flat on its way to a top speed of 193 mph. It’s one of Porsche’s greatest track toys, and its billing is justified by its whopping $187,500 starting price.
|Horsepower||520 HP @ 8,250 RPM|
|Torque||346 LB-FT @ 6,000 RPM|
|Transmission||7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung|
|Top track speed||193 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||3.0 s|
|1/4 mile||10.9 seconds|
I know. It’s expensive as heck, and there’s no chance that I’ll be able to afford one in the near — or far — future. But just because the real car is out of reach, that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy it from the safety of my work desk. So go watch the video — if you’ve watched it, go watch it again — and enjoy 11 minutes worth of the Porsche 911 (991.2) GT3 RS on an empty race track. If this doesn’t set your mood right for the work week ahead, I seriously don’t know what will.
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Read our full review on the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3.