Porsche has released a new video with the 911 GT3 in which they describe the most important changes the fifth generation brought.

Porsche has released a new video with the 911 GT3 in which they describe the most important changes the fifth generation brought.

Despite some setbacks caused by a fire prone engine, the 911 GT3 is a very desirable car and now in its fifth generation it's better than ever. In this latest feature video, Andreas Preuninger (Porsche Manager High Performance Cars) goes through some of the most important upgrades the latest model comes with such as the 10-15 percent additional downforce.

Compared to its predecessor, weight has been reduced by 30 kg (66 lbs) even though it packs new technology that makes the car quicker. At its heart is a more powerful naturally-aspirated six-cylinder 3.8-liter boxer engine revving up to 9,000 rpm and pushing out 475 PS (349 kW) & 438 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque.

Power is sent to the wheels through a 7-speed PDK specifically designed for the 911 GT3 to provide faster accelerations and raw speed. Performances are more than impressive as the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint takes 3.5 seconds en route to a maximum speed of 195 mph (315 km/h). Porsche says the model is capable of lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife in less than 7:30.

Developed by the same team in charge of the Cup version, the road-going GT3 comes with an active rear wheel steering system and benefits from a center-mounted dual exhaust system along with a fixed rear wing and optional LED headlights.

If this isn't impressive enough, an RS version is on its way and it will likely be unveiled in a little over two weeks at the Paris Motor Show.

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