2018 Porsche 911 GT3

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  • Porsche 911 GT3
  • Year:
    2018
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    flat-6
  • Transmission:
    PDK
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    500 @ 8250
  • Torque @ RPM:
    339
  • Displacement:
    4.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.2 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    198 mph
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  • body style:

The manual transmission returns!

Sold out since early 2015, the current-generation Porsche 911 GT3 has finally returned into dealerships with updates similar to the 991.2 911. Unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the track-prepped 911 is making a comeback after nearly two years with revised styling, a retuned chassis, and more importantly a new drivetrain.

Not surprisingly, the race-bred coupe didn’t change much inside and out, and most of the new stuff is borrowed from the regular 911 that was upgraded in 2016. However, the revised chassis brings new dynamics, while the troublesome 3.8-liter flat-six was replaced by the slightly bigger, 4.0-liter unit from the GT3 Cup race car and the range-topping GT3 RS. The really big news about the new 911 GT3 is that Porsche finally brought the manual transmission back, giving enthusiasts a new reason to celebrate..

Developed on the same test track and manufactured on the same production line as the 911 race cars, the GT3 returns to a market that has a brand-new competitor, the Mercedes-AMG GT R. Launched in 2016, the AMG GT R is the first track-prepped car to actually compete in the same niche, something that hasn’t happened in quite a few years. Will the 911 GT3 continue to dominate this demanding segment? Let’s find out in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Porsche 911 GT3.

 

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