Porsche has officially unveiled the 911 GT3.
Described as an impressive leap forward, the GT3 closely resembles the standard 911 but is distinguished by an aggressive front fascia with spoilers and optional LED headlights. Moving further back, there's widened rear fenders, extended side skirts and a fixed rear wing. Last but not least, the car has been equipped with a new rear bumper, a center-mounted dual exhaust system and 20-inch forged alloy wheels with central locking hubs.
The interior carries over but adopts leather / Alcantara seats, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and red contrast stitching.
Power comes from a 3.8-liter six-cylinder boxer engine that features variable valve timing, direct injection, titanium connecting rods and forged pistons. It enables the engine to produce 475 HP (349 kW) and 324 lb-ft (438 Nm) of torque. The engine is connected to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission which sends power to the rear wheels via a locking differential. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes 3.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 315 km/h (195 mph). To put things into prospective, Porsche says the model can lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife in less than seven minutes and thirty seconds.
On the handling front, the GT3 will become the first Porsche to offer an active rear wheel steering system. Designed to deliver unparalleled driving dynamics, the system steers the rear wheels in the same or opposite direction of the front wheels for improved agility.
The Porsche 911 GT3 will go on sale in Germany this August and pricing starts at €137,303 (including VAT and national specifications).
Check out the press release for additional information