The Cost of Daily Driving a Porsche 911 GT3 Will Make You Weak in the Knees
Noblesse oblige, as they say in Franceby Tudor Rus, on
Buying, owning, and daily driving a sports car or a supercar is no different than getting around in an econobox in the sense that the cost doesn’t stop with the acquisition. This goes for any car, but of course, things get spicy when the vehicle in question is a Porsche 911 GT3 that’s also weekend raced every now and then. Let’s listen to what this YouTube-famous owner has to say.
What’s the cost of driving a 911 GT3 for 20,000 miles, you ask?
A partial answer comes from Mr JWW, who exemplifies on his very own 2017 911 GT3 manual, which normally starts $144,850 without any options included. Mind you, the vlogger takes his GT3 for the occasional track day, and that alone is bound to spice up the cost of ownership.
For this particular car, during the 20k miles he covered, Mr. JWW paid around £4,000 ($5,000, roughly) for tires (again, this depends on how often you track it) and another £18,000 (around $22,500) for a set of new brake pads and their fitment.
He also admits that the manual labor at Porsche comes on the expensive side, so there’s that.
He also had a special paint protection film applied to his GT3’s body, so you can add that to the expenses list (although no price is specified) and then he argues that a lot of money go on fuel, especially on track days.
Then again, it’s only natural for a car to require money as fuel is concerned, but we do get that the GT3’s 4.0-liter flat-six (493 horsepower/500 PS, 339 pound-feet of torque) is rather on the thirsty side.
That said, the video is also a good opportunity to check out some of the GT3’s quirks as well as what makes it (or not) a suitable choice for a daily driver.
|Engine||4.0-liter six-cylinder horizontally|
|Horsepower||493 HP @ 8,250 RPM|
|0 to 60 mph||3.8 seconds with manual (3.2 seconds with PDK)|
|Top Speed||198 mph manual (197 mph PDK)|
|Driveline layout||Rear-wheel drive|
|Curb Weight||3,116 Lbs|