2018 Porsche 911 GT3
Porsche 911 GT3
Horsepower @ RPM:500 @ 8250
Torque @ RPM:339
0-60 time:3.2 sec.
Top Speed:198 mph
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.
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Watch The Audi R8 Spyder Lock Horns With The 992 Porsche 911 GT3 In This Epic Drag Race
Daniel Abt has uploaded another drag racing video on his YouTube channel, and this time, it’s the Audi R8 Spyder up against the 991 Porsche 911 GT3. The GT3 has proven its might time and time again, but the R8 Spyder is no slouch either. Do you think the V-10-powered Audi can beat the six-cylinder Porsche 911 GT3?
Watch The 991 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Battle It Out Against The 992 Porsche 911 GT3 For Straight-Line Supremacy
The folks at Carwow brought in the 991 Porsche 911 GT3 RS to take on the new 992 911 GT3 on a drag strip. The cars are eerily similar to each other, as they share the same engine, gearbox, drive layout, exhaust, and even weigh almost the same. And at the onset, it looks like it will be a mighty close finish. But, which car would claim the bragging rights and go down in the history books as a better straight-line performer?
No, This Isn’t a Porsche 911 GT3 RS Cabriolet, but it Sure Does Look Like It
We recently covered some pretty epic Porsche conversions and this one would fit right in. The 911 GT3 RS never had a cabriolet version, so you have to make one yourself. There are two ways to go about it. The first one involves taking a GT3 RS and chopping its roof off. The second way is to get a lesser 911 Cabriolet and slap the body panels from a GT3 RS. Obviously, the latter is much easier, which is why Wicked Motor Work from California did exactly that.
The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Would Look Amazing With Traditional Design Cues
If you, like me, are fascinated by the Porsche 911, you’ve probably heard the motto “evolution, not revolution”. It’s the philosophy by which the 911 is based on since its inception back in the 1960s. And, although the rear-engine sports car is still faithful to its roots (as much as possible), the YouTube channel “TheSketchMonkey” points out 911’s gradual deviation from its traditional design to a more generic one, especially with regards to its rear end. In order to explain, the YouTuber shows us what the 992 GT3 Touring may look like if Porsche went with its original 911 design.
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring – The Ultimate Sleeper Porsche
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.
2022 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
With the “regular” 911 (992) GT3 out and official, all eyes are now headed towards the GT3 RS. As expected, the more hardcore version of the already hardcore GT3 will feature more of everything - except for the weight, of which it will have less. The most important thing is that the latest most track-focused normally-aspirated 911 is underway, and here’s what we can expect.
Porsche Spent 3,100 Miles At Full Throttle Trying to Make The New 911 GT3 Fail
Today’s sports cars and race cars are a lot more reliable than those of the previous decade. In part, this is due to advances in technology and assembly techniques, but carmakers are also more poised on torturing their cars before they finally release them on the market. Case in point: Porsche and the grueling reliability tests that the new 911 GT3 had to endure.
Jerry Seinfeld’s Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is Probably the Most Optioned 911 You’ve Ever Seen
Porsche 911 GT3 - A Complete History
Porsche is known for continuously bringing race-bred technology into its road cars. The Stuttgart-based manufacturer that has been perfecting the rear-engine formula for over five decades now is also famous for its homologation specials, road-worthy counterparts built by Porsche to race thoroughbred competition machinery in production-based classes of sports car racing. 20 years ago, Porsche introduced the latest model that would spawn a myriad of racing versions: the Porsche 911 GT3, a track-oriented 911 that could be used as a daily driver (if you dared). It came at the same time as the not-for-the-purist 996 generation but, in spite of this, can you now imagine a world without the 911 GT3 in it?
Where were you in 1999 when Porsche unveiled the 996.1-generation Porsche 911 GT3? Well, you probably weren’t at the Geneva Auto Show where Porsche took the wraps of what was, in essence, the road-legal version of the newest Porsche 911 Cup car that would compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and later in the Porsche Supercup sharing the bill with the Formula 1 World Championship. The first 911 GT3 looked a bit tame but, as years rolled by, it evolved, growing bigger, more aggressive, and more insane and overshadowed with ease the 911 GT2, a model we originally thought it’d replace before Porsche decided to continue making GT2 models, somewhat as even more extreme versions of the 911. This is the story of the GT3, a model more famous than all of the track-focused 911s that have come before it, even the Carrera RS 2.7 of 1973.
Is the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 The Last Non-Hybrid GT3?
By now we know that almost every manufacturer is heading in the direction of electrification. More and more internal combustion engine cars feature mild or plug-in hybrid technology in order to reduce the negative impact on the environment and cover the latest strictest emissions regulations. Porsche – a manufacturer set on tradition, at least when it comes to their 911 model – has also started down that road. They even introduced a fully-electric car – the Taycan. Moreover, the Panamera and 911 Turbo S now feature mild-hybrid technology. There is one Porsche, however, that stays true to its roots – the GT3 – and the YouTube channel MotorHeads does a good job of introducing you to the ins and outs of it.
The 2022 911 GT3 With A Manual? Porsche Execs Are Literally Betting On It
With the new Porsche 911 GT3 out of the bag and the online configurator alive and kicking, Porsche is gearing up for customer orders. It will take some time before we know how many new GT3s Porsche managed to push or whether they were configured with a manual or the PDK dual-clutch gearbox.
However, if we look back at how many customers ordered their previous-gen 911 GT3 with a manual, it’s expected that the manual option on the 992 GTE will get the same attention.
Learn Why the Porsche 911 GT3’s Engine Is a Masterpiece of Modern Design
You know what’s amazing? The sound of a naturally-aspirated, four-liter, six cylinder boxer engine that can rev up to 9,000 rpm and makes a whopping 502 horsepower. And it’s under the hood of the all-new, 2022 Porsche 911 GT3. And that’s what we’re here to talk about today – this amazing engine and how Porsche managed to make yet another non-hybrid, non-electric supercar in a world where everybody else seems to think electrons are the way of the future.
Oh, and did I mention that it has a manual gearbox and it lapped the Nurburgring in under seven minutes?
HRE’s New Wheels Look Amazing On Your Favorite Cars, Including The New Porsche 911 GT3
HRE has been re-engineering the wheel for about four decades, a period that allowed the American wheel maker to specialize and elevate its products. Recently, HRE unveiled new versions of its Vintage, Classic, and 540 Series wheels which it mounted on modern supercars. The result is exquisite to say the least.
10 Things You Must Know About the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3
The Porsche 911 GT3 is back for 2022 with the 992 generation of the 911 model. Fans of the normally-aspirated, rear-engine track weapon can rejoice, as the new model is more ferocious and more focused than ever. We all know the Porsche 911 formula – “evolution, not revolution”. Be that as it may, the new 992 GT3 brings a lot of changes to the model and we know, you want to know about them. Here are the top 10 things, you need to know, about the 2022 911 GT3.
2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Just Redefined What It Means to Be a Road-Going Track Car
A New Porsche 911 Is Coming But What Is It?
Remember when the folks over a Bring a Trailer teased an upcoming Porsche GT model? It happened back in September 2020, when the website started a bidding auction for the mysterious car, through which the will had the opportunity to secure a build slot. The auction has since been suspended for unknown reasons, but the ad featured a concealed car that looked a lot like a 911 with some sort of spoiler at the rear. Come February and Porsche released a statement that this "new member of the 911 GT family" will be unveiled on February 26. Is this the new-generation 911 GT3 or some sort of limited-edition model? Let’s find out!
2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
The 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is the latest iteration of the company’s one-make series race car. Based on the latest, 992-generation 911, the GT3 Cup is essentially an FIA-compliant version of the road-legal GT3. The latest in a long line of GT3 Cup models that goes back to the early 1990s, the 2021 911 GT3 Cup retains the naturally aspirated flat-six layout of its predecessors, but it comes with more power than before. Rated at more than 500 horsepower, the 992 GT3 Cup is the most powerful of its kind. What sets it apart from the outgoing model and what racing series is it eligible for? Find out in the review below.
Porsche unleashes 2021 911 GT3 Cup, gives us preview of upcoming 911 GT3
It’s been only a week since Porsche unveiled a camouflaged version of the 911 GT3 Cup race car and we can now see it in all its glory. Unveiled for the 2021 racing season, the 911 GT3 Cup is based on the yet unveiled, road-going 911 GT3. While identical to its road-legal sibling, the GT3 Cup gives us a preview of the upcoming 992-generation 911 GT3.
This 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car Has a Very Ironic Camo
Porsche is about to launch the first race car based on the 992-generation 911. It’s called the 911 GT3 Cup and will be raced in the company’s already iconic and popular one-make series. The latest 911 GT3 Cup is still being tested, so Porsche is only showing us a camouflaged version. But while the car may appear wrapped in the usual swirly camo seen on most prototypes out there, it actually hides abstract maps of the race track on which the one-series is held.
See more of the new and hot Porsche 911 GT3 in this Top Gear video
Porsche has already shown a lightly camouflaged version of the new 911 GT3, but it’s still delaying the official unveiling. The presentation car, which we already know it’s painted blue, is being kept in the company’s GT Hall, a big room where several GT3 and GT2 models from the past are being preserved. Chris Harris recently got the chance to visit the hall together with 911 GT3 mastermind Andreas Preuninger and got a glimpse at the uncamouflaged car.
The 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Debuts Unexpectedly With An N/A Engine And Manual Gearbox
A few days ago, the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 was unveiled ahead of time through a series of leaked photos that showed parts of the exterior and the cabin. As it turns out, those pictures were screenshots of an exclusive first look video that Carfection made with the 911 GT3 and Porsche’s Andreas Preuninger. The video is out, and we can finally take a closer look at the company’s track-prepped GT.
New Porsche 911 GT3 Caught Testing Next To The Cayman GT4 RS
If you’ve been following us, you know that the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 is no longer a mystery. We spotted the track-prepped 911 on public roads numerous times and recent sightings include an almost camo-free car. We’ve also seen leaked photos with the GT3’s interior, so we’re basically waiting for Porsche to spill the beans and tell us more about what’s under the rear hood. But the Germans are still fine tuning the 911 GT3, which we spotted once again, this time around alongside the cool Cayman GT4 RS.
(Updated)Leaked Photos Unveil The Next-Gen Porsche 911 GT3 Inside And Out
We’ve seen the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 on and around the Nurburgring numerous times in recent months, but many of its key features were hidden under camo. Now, someone leaked a bunch of official shots revealing the 911 GT3’s profile and most of the interior. The leak also means that the hardcore sports car will probably be unveiled soon.
When a Bentley Continental GT and Porsche 911 GT3 Meet at the Dragstrip, Things Get Crazy
What’s the difference between the Porsche 911 GT3 and the Bentley Continental GT? Well, the first one is track-oriented version of the 911, a car that you can drive on a daily basis, but also one that will shine on a race track. The Continental GT is a massive grand tourer, both luxurious and comfortable. Two entirely different cars, really. But do they have something in common? Technically speaking, they’re both grand tourers. And this is exactly why Carwow decided to see which one is faster in a straight line. Because why not!
You Have To See These Photos of the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Back in August, our paparazzi sent us shots of the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Based on the latest-generation, 992-spec 911, the new GT3 RS looks hotter than ever, sporting styling and aero features seen on the race-spec RSR model. Come October 2020, and we received the second batch of photos. The 911 GT3 RS is still covered in black camo, but intense testing suggests that the production model is just around the corner.
Can You Believe That This Porsche 996 911 GT3 Has Been Driven Almost 300,000 KM?
Too often car fans ’mourn’ the day when a member of the richest 1% purchases an ultra-rare or ultra-expensive car with the thinking being that the car in question will never see the light of day again being tucked away in a garage where the temperature is strictly controlled. Such cars are meant to be driven, is the argument that’s being made again and again, so here we have a story that’s ought to bring a smile to the faces of many car fans. Behold a 911 with over 180,000 miles on the odometer.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Looks Wild In The Latest Spy Shots
The latest-generation Porsche 911, dubbed 992, arrived in 2019 and as of August 2020 the German company has unveiled both the Carrera and Turbo models in coupe, cabriolet, and targa body styles.
But we’re still missing the hardcore GT3 and GT3 RS models, as well as the extreme GT2. There’s no word as to when these variants will arrive, but our paparazzi just spotted the GT3 RS testing in the wild. And it looks more aggressive than ever.
The Porsche Ice Force Pro Experience is more than proving grounds for would-be Porsche drivers. Unlike most “Experiences” that Porsche offers all over the world, Ice Force Pro is different, in part because it’s located 110 miles north of the Arctic Circle in a place called Levi, Finland. The 76-acre plot of frozen awesomeness lets you test your driving and drifting skills in the snow.
Even better, it lets you do it in a range of Porsche models, ranging from the 911 Carrera 4S, 911 GT3, and yes, the all-electric Taycan. Carfection recently took a trip to Ice Force Pro — just before the global quarantine shut almost everything down — to see what it’s like to drive and drift these Porsche models — specifically the Taycan — with studded tires, in an environment that’s as white as cotton.
How Does a $50,000 Tesla Model 3 Hold Up Against a $200,000 Porsche 911 GT3 RS?
Tesla cars have proven themselves time and again, especially Performance models. Even the Model 3 Performance has given a tough fight to many sports cars known for their speed and agility. In yet another similar test, YouTuber Arty put his Model 3 Performance against his Porsche GT3 RS since both of them have very similar 0-62 mph times, but are completely different at their core. Which one do you think will win the race?
You Won’t Believe How Well a 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Can Run With a Porsche 911 GT3 RS on the Track
Flamboyant reveal events and fancily wrapped press releases aside, a sports car’s true salt is less about its spec sheet and more about what it can do out on the track. Not on the street, because traffic laws pretty much act as an equalizer that limits a high-performance car’s ability to, well, perform.
The good ol’ circuit is still the place where a sports car/supercar/hypercar has to prove its mettle and as it has done on several previous occasions, the Chevy C8 Corvette once again silences naysayers with an impressive outing against one of best corner-carving machines ever built.
Tuner Gintani Motor Works has Created the First Twin-Turbo Porsche 911 GT3 RS and It Sounds Amazing
We don’t have a lot to tell you or show you yet, but Gintani Motor Works has created one hell of a beast out of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The company does offer an ECU tuning kit GT3 and GT3 RS, but it’s limited to a 25-horsepower and 15 pound-feet increase in power output, but this is an entirely different animal. The tuning company has managed to do what nobody thought would ever be done – it’s created the world’s first twin-turbo Porsche 911 GT3 RS! Right now, we only have a couple of short videos to go by, but based on the sound of the car alone, this thing is out of this world.
2022 Porsche 911 GT3
The Porsche 911 GT3 has been around since 1999, continuing Stuttgart’s habit of unleashing high-performance spec iterations of its iconic sports car originally started in the ‘70s with the incredible Carrera RS. Now, with the imminent arrival of an all-new 911 (also known as the 992 generation) by the end of 2018, we’ve been waiting for details on the next GT3. Luckily, it looks like we got just that, as our spy photographers snapped a few shots of a possible undercover 992-spec GT3 out and about undergoing some cold weather testing. As such, we drew up a quick speculative review on what to expect.
Update 2/16/2021: The new Porsche 911 GT3 has debuted. We’re busy updating this review, but you can find out all you need to know right now in our recent article or check out the gallery below!
Bet You Never Thought You’d See a Porsche 911 GT3 That’s Powered By a Motorcycle Engine
The Porsche 911 has been the subject of many engine swaps over the years. In fact, the Neunelfer has seen its fair share of LS engines being dropped under its tail, but nobody ever thought of fitting a motorcycle engine inside the 911. Or, if they thought about it, they didn’t get to do it. Mind you, the 911 you’re about to see is not a real 911. We mean, it’s real, but it started out life as a toy. Yet somehow, someone crammed a KTM dirt bike motor under its hood and we can’t stop drooling.
Fearing the Future? Don’t - Porsche Has Plans to keep its Naturally Aspirated Engines and Manual Gearboxes Beyond the EV Onslaught
Last year Porsche sold between 3,000 and 4,000 GT cars. These machines, developed and produced by Porsche’s GT division, are as close as you can get to a race car while still being able to drive them on the street. Porsche’s GT division, then, is a Mecca for proper gearheads and track enthusiasts who like the cars as they are (manual and burning fuel), and those who are not afraid to spend some serious money on their hobby. I am writing here about vehicles like the Porsche 911 GT3 or the 911 GT2.
With such a dedicated (and wealthy) community of enthusiastic customers, Porsche’s GT division seems to be safe from the electrification that fell on the world of cars in recent years.
Andreas Preuninger, the head of Porsche’s GT division acknowledged that electrification wouldn’t come to Porsche GT cars soon. In fact, we can expect these vehicles to sport naturally aspirated engines and a manual transmission for as long as there is a proper demand. And it seems that the demand is stronger than ever.
Relieve Some Stress With This Porsche 911 GT3 Track Therapy Video!
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.
Clash of the Track-Focused Giants: Ferrari 488 Pista vs McLaren 600LT vs Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche are three automakers renowned for making many superb track-honed models over the years, and the latest names to keep that flame going are 488 Pista, 600LT and 911 GT3 RS. All these cars are roughly in the same price bracket and are comparable in terms of performance. Yet, the way they achieve (and deliver) said performance is quite different from car to car.
The 992-Gen 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Will Remain Fully Aspirated and Feature a Surprise Upgrade
When it comes to track-proven performance, the Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 RS are some of the most impressive nameplates around. Now, with the arrival of the new 992-generation 911 for the 2020 model year, the GT3 and GT3 RS are poised for an update, and as rumor has it the good times will keep on a’rolling with the same formula we know and love - power at the rear, as little weight as possible, and a high-strung six-cylinder for motivation. Even better is the suggestion that the Porsche’s lump of go will be a larger all-atmospheric six-cylinder, now with a few extra cc’s added on top.
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The 2020 Porsche 911 GT3 Will Feature Twin Turbos and a Mild Power Bump
2020 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Cabriolet
An instant classic ever since it was introduced back in 1999, the Porsche 911 GT3 is living its final years as a naturally aspirated sports car, with rumors suggesting that it may go turbo for the next generation. With both the GT3 and GT3 RS models having received their updates for the 991 generation, Porsche may be preparing a new model before the 992-gen 911 arrives. The latest spy shots we received from our paparazzi suggest that Porsche might be working on a convertible version of the GT3 Touring.
Unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 911 GT3 with the Touring Package is essentially a slightly more comfortable version of the track. It’s still fast and powerful, but more usable on public roads. More importantly, it doesn’t have the massive wing atop the engine lid. We like to call it the love child between the 911 GT3 and the strictly limited 911 R. Needless to say, a Cabriolet model would be a nice way to send the current GT3 into the history books, but is this mule a beefed-up drop-top or are we actually looking at the 911 Speedster? It’s difficult to say at this point, but a 911 GT3 Touring Convertible would be a really cool idea.
Continue reading to learn more about the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Cabriolet.
Video of the Day: Watch Laurens Vanthoor drive the Porsche 911 GT3 R to a Record Lap During the Nurburgring 24 Hours
Being fast doesn’t necessarily guarantee you a win at the Nurburgring 24 Hours, but it could guarantee you a record-breaking lap. That’s exactly what happened to Laurens Vanthoor, who drove his No. 911 Porsche 911 GT3 R around the Nurburgring track in just 8:09.10. Eventually, Vanthoor went on to crash, so there was no chance for him to win the race, but at least he still made his way into the history books before that happened. The best part is that we have the in-car footage of his record-breaking lap. Check it out for yourself below!
Porsche’s Flat Six Just Might Carry On a Bit Longer Without Turbos and a 9,500 RPM Redline!
When it comes to the sports car segment, natural aspiration (that is, no supercharger or turbocharger) makes for loads of good stuff, including a robust torque curve and a high redline, not to mention one helluva sound. And while most manufacturers are ceding to the demands of ever-higher efficiency by adding boost to the mix, it’s rumored Porsche could cling to its all-atmosphere powerplants for at least a little while longer.
Continue reading for the full story.
Watch the Porsche 911 GT3 RS Make That 6:56.4 Run Around the Nurburgring
Earlier in the week, we covered news that Porsche may have set a new personal best track lap record around the ‘Ring’s North Loop with a time of 6 minute, 56 seconds. Now, Porsche is confirming that time with an onboard video of the run, and damn, is it fast!
Continue reading for the full story.
Porsche Just Set a New Personal Best Around the Nurburgring With the 911 GT3 RS
As is tradition among the fastest of the fast, the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS (also known as the 991.2 generation) went to the Nurburgring recently to test its mettle (and its metal) against nearly 13 miles of technical and challenging race corners. All told, the mean and green speed machine ripped around the Nordschleife in what appears to be a new personal best for the nameplate, as exhibited in a recent video posted to YouTube by user xthilox. Hit play below to hear well over 500 horses at full chat while the Porsche in question slingshots around the German corners with cartoonish velocity.
The new 911’s upgrades should make it quicker than the outgoing generation, which set a maxed-out time around the Green Hell at 7 minutes, 12 seconds. What’s more, the car featured here is equipped with the lightness-adding Weissach package, which cuts a total of 18 kg (39.7 pounds) from the final curb weight. It also beefs up the suspension with CFRP components for the front and rear anti-roll bars and coupling rods, while the composite material is added to the roof and front lid. Optional forged magnesium wheels are in the corners.
Rumor has it all that good stuff enabled this Stuttgart superstar to post a fastest lap of 6 minutes, 56 seconds. If true, that would make it quicker than the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce and about as quick as the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid monster, but not quite as quick as the latest Porsche 911 GT2 RS, which ran a 6:47 last September. It’s impressive stuff all the same.
Porsche’s Weissach Package for the 911 GT3 RS is a Carbon-Fiber Recipe for Aggression
It’s been less than a month since the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and the German automaker is taking things up a notch with the Weissach Package at the 2018 New York Auto Show. Designed to reduce curb weight even more, the bundle adds a number of carbon-fiber elements and a few extras that you can’t have as separate options. By ordering the Weissach Package, you basically get the most extreme, road-going 911 out there!
The Drive Takes A Spin In Joe Rogan’s Sharkwerks Porsche GT3 RS
What’s your idea of a perfect car? To some, it’s all about flash and style, making heads turn just by rolling down the street. Other’s want something highly capable, the sort of ride you can take anywhere without issue. For stand-up comedian, UFC commentator, and popular podcast host Joe Rogan, though, it’s all about having a connection with the machine, feeling like it’s almost an extension of your body.
In his search for the perfect automobile, Rogan started with a Mk. IV Toyota Supra, followed by a first-gen Acura NSX. However, almost inevitably, Rogan turned to Stuttgart, first picking up a 997-era Mk. II Porsche 911 GT3. While it certainly provided an engaging driving experience, Rogan discovered Northern California-based Porsche tuners Sharkwerks, and decided to dip his toe into the modified 911 lifestyle.
After buying a brand-new GT3 RS, Rogan sent the two-door directly to the shop, where it received 85 extra ponies and a selection of extra supporting mods to boot. The result is a car that’ll melt your face, as evidenced by the driving impressions in this four-minute, 20-second video.
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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Launched in 2015, the 991-generation GT3 RS was a significant update over the GT3 and a big departure from the previous car design-wise, having borrowed base bodywork from the Turbo model. On the other hand, the 4.0-liter inline-six was pretty much identical to the 997-generation GT3 RS 4.0 model, as was the 500-horsepower output, a bit of letdown for those expecting a more powerful car. This minor inconvenience was fixed with the upgraded GT3 RS, which gained a more potent engine now that the standard GT3 has been updated to the same 4.0-liter mill. Set to make its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the 991.2 GT3 RS might just be the last naturally aspirated GT3 model.
Unleashed on public roads in early 2017 as a prototype, the new GT3 RS isn’t exactly new. Heavily based on the GT3, it shares many features with its non-RS sibling and it takes a closer look to spot the differences inside and out. But it’s the engine that sets the RS apart thanks to an extra 20 horsepower, as well as the fact that you can’t get it with a manual transmission. The chassis setup is also different, so the RS is bound to be quicker on the race track. Just don’t expect it to be very different on the outside. Let’s find out more about that below.
Continue reading to learn more about the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Configurator is Online and Boy Does it Have Some Crazy Options
There was a time when online configurators for new cars took a few days (or even weeks) to become available. That’s a thing of past now, especially when talking about sports cars. Performance vehicles from Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini don’t spend too much time in showrooms, and it’s exactly why customers are given the opportunity to customize their ride as soon as the first official details are out. It’s been just a few hours since the updated Porsche 911 GT3 RS was launched and you can already configure your dream model. Ready to have some fun?
Word Has it that the Next Porsche 911 GT3 Will go Turbo, PDK Only, and Deliver 550 Ponies
The exodus away from naturally aspirated engines appears to have claimed another soul. We’ve already lost our fair share of sports cars and supercars that have crossed over to the land of turbos, and now, according to Motor Australia, we may lose another titan in the form of the next-generation Porsche 911 GT3. While there hasn’t been any confirmation from Stuttgart, the report claims that the “992” 911 GT3 — that’s the next-generation model — will ditch its current 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine in favor of a turbocharged flat-six. If that’s not bad enough, the same report says that the next-gen 911 GT3 will use an eight-speed PDK transmission. As for a manual box? Well, we might be lighting a candle for that one, too.
Hulk-Green 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Leaks Prior to Debut
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS may be the hottest sports car the German automaker has launched in 2017, but a revised version of the 911 GT3 RS is just around the corner. And based on a handful of photos that just surfaced the Interwebz, it’s just as exciting. Spotted testing many times last year, the facelifted GT3 RS is set to arrive sometime in 2018. An official date isn’t yet available, but this leak confirms that we’re just a couple of weeks — if not days — away from seeing it in the metal.
The photos were first posted by Australia’s Drive, but they have since been removed. Fortunately, the folks over at Motor1 managed to save them, and we can now have a closer at the upcoming GT3 RS. And it’s finished in a bright share of green that reminds me of old first-generation 911 models. So, what’s new? Read on to find out.
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Looking For A Porsche 911 GT3? How Does A Fleet Of 18 Never-Driven Examples Sound?
We like the Porsche 911 GT3 – quite a lot, actually. It’s purposefully built, looks great, and goes like stink. However, this classified ad seeking a buyer for 18 fresh in-the-box examples looks to be a whole new level of devotion to the Stuttgart superstar.
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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package
Say what you will about Porsche’s tendency to get a little carried away with its niche variants for the 911, but credit should be heaped on the company for being aware of what customers want. Take the Porsche 911 GT3 for example. By every sports car metric, the 911 GT3 is a shining example of the best of Stuttgart engineering. The only problem with it is that it’s far from being the most understated 911 in the market, no thanks to its attention-grabbing aero bits. Then there’s the 911 R, the answer to prayers coming from Porsche purists who were crossing their fingers for a manual transmission 911. The 911 R was the answer to those prayers, except it was limited to just 991 units. Enter then the Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package. Think of it as the love child between the 911 GT3 and the 911 R, carrying elements from both models and wrapping them all up in one scintillating package.
The car’s name may not roll off the tongue as smoothly as I’d like, but remember, there is a precedence in Porsche’s history of the “Touring” name being used on a 911, specifically the 1973 Porsche Carrera 911 RS Touring. So we’ve established the roots of the 911 GT3 Touring. But far more than just being a product of Porsches-gone-by and previous iterations of the current-generation 911, the 911 GT3 Touring is a car of its own devices, understated in appearance yet ferocious in performance. In my view, this is the Porsche 911 variant that purists have been waiting for.
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Porsche 911 GT3 Goes Stealth Mode In Frankfurt
With its enormous rear wing and track-bred attitude, the Porsche 911 GT3 is not traditionally the sort of car you want if you’re looking to fly under the radar. Now, however, Porsche is offering a stealthier alternative in the form of the new Touring package for its high-strung two-door. Following in the foot steps of the updated 2018 911 GT3 introduced earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, the Touring package promises a purist’s approach to going quick. For starters, the old look-at-me aero in back was replaced with a far more understated trailing lip, drawing its design inspiration from the 911 Carrera. Inside, there’s oodles of leather added everywhere. What’s more, the GT3 Touring is only offered with a six-speed manual transmission. Cue enthusiast celebration.
This latest Touring Package is a nod to the past equipment package offered on the 1973 Carrera RS, but adds a touch of modernization on top. “This variant is aimed at fans of high-quality sports cars who particularly value an understated appearance and classic driving enjoyment,” says Porsche. The GT3 Touring Package is offered in conjunction with practically every other option on the 911 GT3 table, with the exception of the Clubsport and Alcantara lines. That means the branded ceramic brakes, Chrono Package, wheel options, and similar stuff is all fair game. The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package is available now for 152,416 euros in Germany, or $143,600 in the U.S., matching prices for the standard model.
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