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  • Porsche 911 GT3
  • Year:
    2018
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  • 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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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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See more of the new and hot Porsche 911 GT3 in this Top Gear video

See more of the new and hot Porsche 911 GT3 in this Top Gear video

Watch Andreas Preuninger show the new Porsche 911 GT3 to Christ Harris, without camo!

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.

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The 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Debuts Unexpectedly With An N/A Engine And Manual Gearbox

The 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Debuts Unexpectedly With An N/A Engine And Manual Gearbox

This video gives us our first good look at the new Porsche 911 GT3

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.

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New Porsche 911 GT3 Caught Testing Next To The Cayman GT4 RS

New Porsche 911 GT3 Caught Testing Next To The Cayman GT4 RS

The 992-gen Porsche 911 GT3 is just around the corner and we keep seeing it on the road

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.

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(Updated)Leaked Photos Unveil The Next-Gen Porsche 911 GT3 Inside And Out

(Updated)Leaked Photos Unveil The Next-Gen Porsche 911 GT3 Inside And Out

The next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 boasts a new rear wing and carbon-fiber seats

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.

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When a Bentley Continental GT and Porsche 911 GT3 Meet at the Dragstrip, Things Get Crazy

When a Bentley Continental GT and Porsche 911 GT3 Meet at the Dragstrip, Things Get Crazy

Can the Bentley Continental GT defeat a Porsche 911 GT3 at the drag strip?

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!

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You Have To See These Photos of the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

You Have To See These Photos of the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The new-generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS hits the ’Ring with race-spec features

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.

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Can You Believe That This Porsche 996 911 GT3 Has Been Driven Almost 300,000 KM?

Can You Believe That This Porsche 996 911 GT3 Has Been Driven Almost 300,000 KM?

Porsche’s 911 GT3s have always been made to be driven and this one hasn’t been spared

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.

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The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Looks Wild In The Latest Spy Shots

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Looks Wild In The Latest Spy Shots

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is coming back with wilder aerodynamics and more power

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.

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A Porsche 911 GT3 and a Taycan Roll Onto a Frozen Lake

A Porsche 911 GT3 and a Taycan Roll Onto a Frozen Lake

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.

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How Does a $50,000 Tesla Model 3 Hold Up Against a $200,000 Porsche 911 GT3 RS?

How Does a $50,000 Tesla Model 3 Hold Up Against a $200,000 Porsche 911 GT3 RS?

Both cars share very similar specs in theory

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?

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You Won't Believe How Well a 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Can Run With a Porsche 911 GT3 RS on the Track

You Won’t Believe How Well a 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Can Run With a Porsche 911 GT3 RS on the Track

Wow! Just wow!

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.

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Tuner Gintani Motor Works has Created the First Twin-Turbo Porsche 911 GT3 RS and It Sounds Amazing

Tuner Gintani Motor Works has Created the First Twin-Turbo Porsche 911 GT3 RS and It Sounds Amazing

“I think we just birthed the new @Porsche widow-maker”

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.

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Porsche 911 GT3 - A Complete History

Porsche 911 GT3 - A Complete History

The story of a legendary nameplate sitting next to another legendary nameplate

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.

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2020 Porsche 911 GT3

2020 Porsche 911 GT3

Will it break from tradition?

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 10/07/2019: The Porsche 911 GT3 has been spotted doing some on-road testing, only this time, it was spotted wearing the touring package. Check out the new 911 GT3 Touring in our spy shots section below.

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Bet You Never Thought You'd See a Porsche 911 GT3 That's Powered By a Motorcycle Engine

Bet You Never Thought You’d See a Porsche 911 GT3 That’s Powered By a Motorcycle Engine

And yet, here it is

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.

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Fearing the Future? Don't - Porsche Has Plans to keep its Naturally Aspirated Engines and Manual Gearboxes Beyond the EV Onslaught

Fearing the Future? Don’t - Porsche Has Plans to keep its Naturally Aspirated Engines and Manual Gearboxes Beyond the EV Onslaught

EVs Are Good and All, but Nothing Can Replace ICE Growl. Porsche GT Will Continue To Produce It For As Long As Possible

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.

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Relieve Some Stress With This Porsche 911 GT3 Track Therapy Video!

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 else

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.

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Clash of the Track-Focused Giants: Ferrari 488 Pista vs McLaren 600LT vs Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Clash of the Track-Focused Giants: Ferrari 488 Pista vs McLaren 600LT vs Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Circuit-ready Holy Trinity head to head battle

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.

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The 992-Gen 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Will Remain Fully Aspirated and Feature a Surprise Upgrade

The 992-Gen 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Will Remain Fully Aspirated and Feature a Surprise Upgrade

Fear not, purists - the Stuttgart superstar is staying true to its roots

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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Porsche Runs the New Breed at Monza: Video

Porsche Runs the New Breed at Monza: Video

All of Posche’s race cars together on Italy’s GP track

A micro-Rennsport Reunion took place at Monza over the past weekend when Porsche took a number of their new racing, as well as street cars, and pushed them to their limits on the F1 Grand Prix circuit near Milan.

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The 2020 Porsche 911 GT3 Will Feature Twin Turbos and a Mild Power Bump

The 2020 Porsche 911 GT3 Will Feature Twin Turbos and a Mild Power Bump

Say goodbye to the naturally aspirated 911

The Porsche 911 GT3, currently the only 911 fitted with a naturally aspirated engine, will become turbocharged for the next generation. That’s the word from Autocar, quoting a "Stuttgart-based source with direct links to Porsche Motorsport."

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2020 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Cabriolet

2020 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Cabriolet

The iconic GT3 goes topless

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.

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Video of the Day: Watch Laurens Vanthoor drive the Porsche 911 GT3 R to a Record Lap During the Nurburgring 24 Hours

Video of the Day: Watch Laurens Vanthoor drive the Porsche 911 GT3 R to a Record Lap During the Nurburgring 24 Hours

It’s fast, oh so fast

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!

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Porsche's Flat Six Just Might Carry On a Bit Longer Without Turbos and a 9,500 RPM Redline!

Porsche’s Flat Six Just Might Carry On a Bit Longer Without Turbos and a 9,500 RPM Redline!

Old habits die hard

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.

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Watch the Porsche 911 GT3 RS Make That 6:56.4 Run Around the Nurburgring

Watch the Porsche 911 GT3 RS Make That 6:56.4 Run Around the Nurburgring

Good luck pulling this one off on your PlayStation!

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!

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Porsche Just Set a New Personal Best Around the Nurburgring With the 911 GT3 RS

Porsche Just Set a New Personal Best Around the Nurburgring With the 911 GT3 RS

The green paint probably helped a bit…

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.

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Video of the Day: On-Board a Porsche 911 GT3 RS Tackling the Monza Circuit

Video of the Day: On-Board a Porsche 911 GT3 RS Tackling the Monza Circuit

Does it get any better than this?

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Porsche's Weissach Package for the 911 GT3 RS is a Carbon-Fiber Recipe for Aggression

Porsche’s Weissach Package for the 911 GT3 RS is a Carbon-Fiber Recipe for Aggression

Do you have $18,000 to spare?

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!

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The Drive Takes A Spin In Joe Rogan's Sharkwerks Porsche GT3 RS

The Drive Takes A Spin In Joe Rogan’s Sharkwerks Porsche GT3 RS

Add the power until it’s perfect

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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Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

All things green... that’s the way we’re playing it today!

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Saint Patrick's Day Special - Check Out These Mean And Green Performance Machines

Saint Patrick’s Day Special - Check Out These Mean And Green Performance Machines

A few new wallpapers to help you celebrate

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, TopSpeeders! We hope all you out there are enjoying the holiday, but in the off-chance you forgot to wear green, don’t worry - we’ve got you covered.

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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Germany’s latest track-toy is here, and it’s pretty fast!

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.

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The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Configurator is Online and Boy Does it Have Some Crazy Options

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Configurator is Online and Boy Does it Have Some Crazy Options

Lizard Green everything!

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?

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Word Has it that the Next Porsche 911 GT3 Will go Turbo, PDK Only, and Deliver 550 Ponies

Word Has it that the Next Porsche 911 GT3 Will go Turbo, PDK Only, and Deliver 550 Ponies

Sing a ballad for what looks like the last 911 GT3 to feature a naturally aspirated engine

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.

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Hulk-Green 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Leaks Prior to Debut

Hulk-Green 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Leaks Prior to Debut

20 extra horsepower and new aerodynamics

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?

Looking For A Porsche 911 GT3? How Does A Fleet Of 18 Never-Driven Examples Sound?

No worries if you stuff it, there’s plenty to spare...

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

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package

Porsche gives birth to a purist-focused 911 that we can all get our hands on

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

Porsche 911 GT3 Goes Stealth Mode In Frankfurt

New Touring package keeps the good stuff, dials back visuals

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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Have Wing, Will Travel – The History of the Porsche 911 GT3

Have Wing, Will Travel – The History of the Porsche 911 GT3

Tracing the evolution of one of Stuttgart’s finest

To many, the Porsche 911 is the quintessential sports car, offering the perfect balance of grip, feel, downforce, and power. This is not a model for the timid or the foolish – the rear-engine, RWD drivetrain layout will quickly turn on any driver unfamiliar with handling eager rotation, and the output produced by the right pedal is more than enough to get you into big trouble in no time at all. But while the standard 911 is certainly an impressive machine, it’s the high-spec variants the truly make the nameplate shine. Enter the 911 GT3, a modern interpretation of the formula originally laid out by the legendarily good 911 Carrera RS. The specs on the GT3 read like a how-to for enthusiast cars – it’s lightweight, stripped down, and no nonsense, with a high-revving naturally aspirated powerplant behind the driver and even the option for a manual gearbox. The terms “track ready” and “race proven” come readily to mind.

The end result for the pilot is an extremely pure driving experience, like the distilled essence of performance, a machine that still feels mechanical, eager, and challenging. Not only that, but the GT3 is still driveable on the street, presenting relatively few issues when doing normal, everyday “car stuff.” And it’s for these reasons you can call us fans. Read on for a little background and history, as well as the facts and figures behind the badge.

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You Won't Be Able To Take Your Eyes Away From The Sight Of A Lego Porsche 911 GT3 RS Crashing

You Won’t Be Able To Take Your Eyes Away From The Sight Of A Lego Porsche 911 GT3 RS Crashing

A Lego Porsche subjected to a scaled down crash test makes for a great viewing experience

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than to see a car like the Porsche 911 GT3 RS get turned into a crumpled heap. Fortunately, this video isn’t as jarring to the senses, at least if you take it in stride. See, it’s not an actual 911 GT3 RS that was used in this extraordinary video, but a Lego Technic 911 GT3 RS. There’s something mesmerizing about the Lego 911 GT3 RS barreling toward a wall in a scaled-down crash test simulated to the same standard as the Euro NCAP 40-percent offset test.

As you might expect, the results weren’t pretty. The crash is loud and scary in real time, but the real treat in this video is the slow-motion footage of the crash, which was captured by several high-speed cameras at a speed of 1,000 frames per second. The slow-motion build-up to the moment of contact is nerve-wracking and once the car meets the wall, all hell breaks loose as Lego pieces fly all over the place, including three of the car’s four wheels. The car’s rear-end even elevates off the ground from the sheer force of impact as other Lego pieces scatter around it. The result is both spectacular and devastating, kind of like the feeling of seeing $300 go to waste in a blink of an eye. Then again, it’s not my Lego Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS that got completely annihilated here. Mine’s sitting pretty on my shelf, so this video didn’t break my heart as much as I thought it would. It’s still awesome to watch, although prepare yourselves to cringe while watching it.

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Porsche to Restrict sales to Known Resellers of Limited-Production Models

Porsche to Restrict sales to Known Resellers of Limited-Production Models

If you’re a car flipper, you might get denied

A lot of people have a side hustle. Some people buy things on the cheap and resell them online. Others buy broken down used cars, repair them, and sell them for a profit. The latter is a form of car flipping, and it’s a relatively cheap way to make a little extra cash if you know what you’re doing. When you have deeper pockets, however, flipping cars is about buying limited-production models like the Porsche 911 GT3 or the Ford GT, letting them sit until demand and value go up, then selling them for huge profits. Well, Porsche has had enough of the practice and will begin vetting buyers of its limited-production GT models.

In an interview with Car & Driver at the launch of the 2018 911 GT3, Andreas Preuninger – the Head of GT Road Car Development at Porsche – said, “I personally like to see my cars being used. That’s what we build them for. They are just too good to be left to stand and collect dust. I don’t like this business of people buying our cars to make money on them. That was never our intention. The purpose of limiting a car is not for it to gain value. We don’t want to be laying money on each car’s roof when they run out of the factory.”

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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Is 12.3 Seconds Faster Than Its Predecessor On the Nurburgring

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Is 12.3 Seconds Faster Than Its Predecessor On the Nurburgring

Second-quickest Porsche on the German track

The previous-generation Porsche 911 GT3 became famous for many things, and one of them was its blistering quick Nurburgring lap. But sports cars have a come a long way since 2011, and the 911 that once was among the fastest vehicles around the "Green Hell" is far from impressive six years later. But come 2017 and Porsche upgraded the GT3’s "Ring lap with the latest iteration of the coupe, and it’s as impressive as they get.

Updated to 991.2 specs, the new 911 GT3 gained better aerodynamics, 25 horsepower, and 15 pound-feet of torque. As a result, Porsche was able to improve the nameplate’s Nurburgring time quite dramatically, shaving no fewer than 12.3 seconds off the previous GT3’s benchmark. Specifically, the track-ready 911 lapped the "Green Hell" in seven minutes and 12.7 seconds, which makes it the second-fastest Porsche on the track after the 918 Spyder supercar.

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DriveTribe Takes It To 9,000 RPM In The New Porsche 911 GT3: Video

DriveTribe Takes It To 9,000 RPM In The New Porsche 911 GT3: Video

A proper test of Germany’s greatest export

Although Jeremy Clarkson contends it’s a Beetle and was therefore designed by Hitler, we all know the truth – the Porsche 911 is in actuality a true-blue track weapon capable of mass lap time destruction. One of the latest (and fastest) iterations is the 991.2 GT3, a facelifted apex-hunter that was bred and designed for one very clear purpose: domination in the world of speed. As such, it’s got more aero, a larger engine, a retuned suspension, and a few other tweaks to make it even better than it was before. But how much better is it really? DriveTribe’s Editor-at-Large, Jethro Bovingdon, decided to find out, and took the new GT3 to the Anglesey race circuit for some first-hand, foot-down, ass-out research.

In this in-depth eight-minute, 41-second video review, Bovingdon does an excellent job in pushing the Stuttgart superstar above and beyond the limit, all while narrating the experience for the viewer’s benefit. And while it’s undeniably entertaining to watch the Porsche slide around the racetrack, the biggest turn on has to be the sound of four liters and 500 horsepower wailing away at 9,000 rpm.

Of course it doesn’t hurt that the reviewer seems to know what he’s doing behind the wheel, and has plenty of info to relay while crossed up in the corners. If you like Porsches and gorgeous-looking track vids, then grab the headphones, hit full screen, and press play.

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Is Porsche Working on a Successor to the Awesome 911 R?

Is Porsche Working on a Successor to the Awesome 911 R?

This wingless GT3 suggests that the answer is YES!

With Porsche having already launched a GT3 version of the updated 991.2-gen 911, it’s safe to assume that a new GT3 RS is also underway . We might even get a new GT2 RS before the current 911 is discontinued, but is seems that Porsche may have at least one more version in the works. Our skilled paparazzi just spotted a wingless 911 GT3 on the Nurburgring and we might be looking at a successor for the 911 R.

Surprisingly for an upcoming model, Porsche didn’t bother to cover the important bits in camouflage. With everything in sight, it’s easy to observe that the coupe is based on the new GT3 and sports identical bumpers, wheels, lights, and exhaust pipes. The big wing on the engine lid is the most important element that’s missing, but upon closer inspection I found other elements that are different when compared to the GT3. There are no radiator scoops and the engine lid now features the vertical-slat grille seen on the regular 911.

So how do I know this is a new 911 R?

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You Can Now Configure The Porsche 911 GT3 Of Your Dreams

You Can Now Configure The Porsche 911 GT3 Of Your Dreams

Go wild!

Priced from $143,600 before options and delivery, the Porsche 911 GT3 isn’t exactly an affordable sports car. But, even though most of us can’t afford one, it doesn’t mean we can’t dream about taking a GT3 home some day. And the configurator for the new 911 GT3 is here to encourage you to do just that by designing the sports car of your dreams.

Although not as customizable as other high-profile supercars, the new 911 GT3 comes with plenty of options inside and out. The exterior can now be ordered in several colors, including the Lava Orange that Porsche introduced on the GT3 RS and Miami Blue, a light shade of blue with a hint of turquoise. These colors, alongside the familiar Carmine Red and Chalk, are the most expensive, being priced from $4,220. The metallic range, which includes seven options, including Graphite Blue and Sapphire blue, costs $720. If you’re looking to save some cash, you can go with the four, no-cost standard colors - black, white, Guards Red, and Racing Yellow.

Moving over to wheels, the 911 GT3 is restricted to a set of 20-inch, double-twin-spoke rims. However, they can be finished in either satin aluminum, satin platinum, satin black, and satin black with a Guards Red outer lip. These options cost $1,220, while the red lip adds another $700.

More customization is possible via Porsche Exclusive, which offers a range of exterior options such as painted logos and lettering, black headlamps with PDLS, body-colored side skirts, gloss black door handles and lower mirror caps, carbon-fiber upper mirror caps, and aluminum look fuel cap. The black headlamps are the most expensive at $2,900, while the carbon mirrors fetch $1,420.

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2018 Porsche 911 GT3

2018 Porsche 911 GT3

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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Porsche 911 GT3 Returns After Three Years with Bigger Engine

Porsche 911 GT3 Returns After Three Years with Bigger Engine

Manual transmission is an option!

It’s been some three years since the

991

generation 911 GT3 made its debut and a good couple of years since it became sold out. A new GT3 is long overdue, but the wait will be over in 2017 because Porsche just unveiled an updated model at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Not surprisingly, it has been upgraded to 991.2-generation looks inside and out and fitted with new technology and a new engine.

A quick look is enough to notice what changed styling-wise. Up front, we have a remodeled bumper with a wider center intake and larger side vents. The LED daytime running lights above are slimmer, while the black winglets improve aerodynamics. Further changes are visible around back, in the shape of a new diffuser with black elements, a restyled license plate recess, new-style taillights, and a reshaped, larger wing.

There aren’t many changes to talk about inside, but customers will be greeted by a new steering wheel sourced from the 918 Spyder, enhanced side bolstering for the seats, electronically adjusting backrests and three optional seat variants. There’s the adaptive Sports Plus with 18-way power adjustment, bucket seats with folding backrest and integrated thorax airbag, and race-inspired, full bucket seats from from carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic. On the tech side, it gets the Connect Plus module and the Track Precision app as standard. The latter enables GT3 drivers to display, record, and analyze driving data on their smartphone or tablet.

There’s bigger news under the hood, where the 3.8-liter flat-six, the engine that caused a deal of trouble by catching fire in some cars in 2014, was replaced by the larger, 4.0-liter boxer. But while some expected Porsche to borrow the unit from the GT3 RS, the GT3 actually got the same engine as the GT3 Cup race car. The Germans claim that the 500-horsepower mill is virtually unchanged and mates to a revised seven-speed PDK as standard. Tipping the scales at 1,430 kg with a full fuel tank, the GT3 sprints to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 199 mph, four mph more than the previous model. A six-speed manual gearbox is available optionally, but reduces the 0-to-62 mph sprint to 3.9 ticks.

Other enhancements include rear-axle steering, a retuned chassis for better driving dynamics, a lowered ride height, and dynamic engine mounts. Pricing is set from €152,416 in Europe and from $143,600, excluding the $1,050 delivery, in the United States.

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2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

One-make race car updated to 991.2 design and larger engine

The current-generation Porsche 911, known as the 991, was introduced in 2011. Penned by Michael Mauer, it features an evolutionary design and rides on an entirely new platform, only the third since the nameplate’s introduction back in 1963. In 2016, Porsche launched the so-called second-generation 991 (dubbed 991.2), essentially a facelift with revised exterior features and new drivetrains.

Along with the facelift, Porsche has developed a revised version of the current 911 GT3 Cup. Based on the RS, the GT3 Cup is a track-only vehicle that’s available to privateers competing in the one-make series that Porsche organizes globally. The new race car received exterior updates similar to the road-going 991.2 911, new safety features, and a brand-new engine under the hood.

Set to make its debut in the 2017 racing season, initially exclusively in the Porsche Mobile 1 Supercup and the Porsche Carrera Cup (in both Germany and North America), the revised 911 GT3 Cup will be built on the same production line as the standard road car. The basic race tuning will be performed at the Weissach motorsport centre, where vehicles are also thoroughly tested by professional race drivers prior to delivery to the customer. Keep on reading to find out what updates the new GT3 Cup has in store.

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5 Reasons The Mercedes-AMG GT R Is a Cool Alternative To The Porsche 911 GT3

5 Reasons The Mercedes-AMG GT R Is a Cool Alternative To The Porsche 911 GT3

Is the 911 GT3 finally getting a worthy competitor?

When Porsche introduced the 911 GT3 in 1999, it established a new niche of road-legal sports cars designed for the race track. Although the concept behind the GT3 wasn’t exactly new — it’s part of a line of high-performance models that goes back to the 1973 911 Carrera RS — the amount of race-bred components poured into the car was unprecedented. The fact that the track-oriented 911 was named after the FIA’s Group GT3 class also helped cement Porsche’s position at the top of the industry. The 911 GT3 has evolved dramatically since then and spawned even quicker and more powerful versions throughout its career. But, other automakers began to follow the same route and have launched strong competitors for Porsche’s range-topping, naturally aspirated coupe.

The latest to join these ranks is Mercedes-Benz, which unleashed the AMG GT R for the 2018 model year.

As the name suggests, it is a beefed-up version of the Mercedes-AMG GT, a sports coupe specifically developed to compete against the Porsche 911 Turbo. However, the GT R is not only quicker and more powerful than the standard GT, it’s also equipped with a massive amount of race-bred components, complemented by a body kit that’s nearly identical to the Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car. As you might have already guessed, the GT R was conceived to give the mighty 911 GT3 a run for its money.

But, does it have what it takes to compete against one of the most exciting sports cars ever built? I think so, and I put together five reasons why the GT R will make the 911 GT3 look over its shoulder in years to come.

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Life-Sized Lego Replica Of Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is A Thing Of Beauty

Life-Sized Lego Replica Of Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is A Thing Of Beauty

It’s not drivable, but it’s still one of the coolest-looking Porsche 911 GT3 RS models we’ve seen

Lego Technic has a 1:8 scale Porsche 911 GT3 RS that has comes with 2,704 individual pieces. I’ve built my share of Legos and I know how difficult that can be. Can you imagine actually building a Lego version of the 911 GT3 RS that isn’t 1:8 scale, but is the size of the actual sports car? If you can’t, well, feast your eyes on this. This, friends, is Lego-building taken to a completely different level.

It may not be drivable or even accommodating, but neither of those things can stop this Lego 911 GT3 RS from being utterly and completely impressive. The detail itself is incredible, right down to the aerodynamics, interior, and wheels. If people didn’t know any better, they might actually think this is an actual 911 GT3 RS from a great distance.

Okay, that’s not entirely true, but the point is that the people who built this Lego 911 GT3 RS, presumably those from the company itself, did an incredible job piecing together all these blocks to create the final product. It must also be noted that the kit is placed on a platform with Lego Technic branding at the Mall of Scandinavia in Stockholm, Sweden. This could have been be a project that was done to promote the 1:8 scale Lego Technic 911 GT3 RS kit. As for the actual product, Lego says that it’s scheduled to hit U.S. stores this month at a price of $299.99.

It’s a little pricey, but considering how valuable Legos have become these days, some people might just chalk the purchase up to a nice investment.

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