Noblesse oblige, as they say in France

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.

The Cost of Daily Driving a Porsche 911 GT3 Will Make You Weak in the Knees
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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.

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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.

2017 Porsche 911 GT3 specifications
Engine 4.0-liter six-cylinder horizontally
Horsepower 493 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Torque 339 LB-FT
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
Transmission 6-speed manual/PDK
Curb Weight 3,116 Lbs
Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
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 More
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