Porsche 911 GT3

The 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 is a car that has been acclaimed as the Porsche for purists.

However, the GT3 is no mere homologation special. Although it does not carry what weekend racers might consider to be unnecessary ballast – things such as a back seat – it remains a car that can be a daily driver.

The 2004 911 GT3 is rated at 380 (SAE) horsepower (at 7,400 rpm) and at 285 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm. In first, second, third and fourth gears, the engine revs to 8,200 rpm before its computerized rev limiter is activated. Eighty percent of the engine’s maximum torque is available at as few as 2,000 rpm.

To balance this power, the GT3 is equipped with 13.78-inch (350 mm) front brake discs and six-piston fixed calipers that increase the contact area between the pads and the discs.

The six-piston brake calipers are painted red in a carry-over of a Porsche tradition. The GT3’s front discs are almost an inch larger than those on the 2004 911 Turbo. The rear discs are 13 inches (330 mm), just like the Turbo’s.

Source: Porsche press

Gallery: Porsche 911 GT3