At the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Porsche finally took wraps off their new 911 GT3 in presence of Mark Webber. More powerful, faster, and now with a 6 speed manual gearbox, it is what the enthusiasts have wanted for a long time.
Re-tuned chassis enhances handling while a new lightweight carbon fiber rear wing and modified front fascia for better airflow is also evident. New diffuser and tailpipes along with new head and tail lights are also to be seen on the GT3.
Interiors of the GT3 boast of two carbon backed bucket seats in the front while buyers can also opt for conventional sports seats with 18 way electric adjustments. The new Porsche 911 GT3 also gets the very latest in infotainment with standard navigation, Apple CarPlay, Porsche’s Communication Management System and Porsche Track Precision App allowing drivers to analyze track data via their mobile app.
The 2018 GT3 weighs a total of 3,153 pounds ( 1,430 kgs). In terms of power and performance, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 gets a 4.0 litre flat six engine offering 500 hp power and 338 lb/ft torque mated to a 6 speed dual clutch PDK transmission,up 25 hp and 15 lb-ft over the earlier 3.8-liter flat-six engine. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in 3.2 seconds while top speed is at 317 kmph.
Having made its official debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the new Porsche 911 GT3 is set to arrive at company dealerships across the US by this fall. Prices will start at $143,600 (INR 95,94,634) plus a $1,050 (INR 70,124) delivery fee.