World premiere in Geneva: More powerful naturally aspirated engine and racing chassis from motorsport
MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 7, 2017 /CNW/ - The Porsche 911 GT3 delivers motorsport-like performance, a systematic lightweight construction, and an unfiltered driving experience. In the new generation of the radical 911, the connection between everyday driving and the racetrack is even more intense. At the heart of the latest enhancement beats a four-litre flat engine. The extremely high-revving naturally aspirated 500 horsepower engine remains virtually unchanged from the thoroughbred 911 GT3 Cup racing car. The redesigned chassis with rear-axle steering and the systematic lightweight construction are specifically tuned for superior driving dynamics. Developed on the same test track and manufactured on the same production line as the racing cars, Porsche's motorsport technology has once again been incorporated into a road-approved sports car.
The majority of Porsche GT drivers also like to take their sports cars for a spin on the racetrack, which is where the new 911 GT3 really comes into its own thanks to its weight-to-power ratio of 2.86 kg/hp. With a seven-speed double-clutch transmission (PDK) as standard, which has been specifically tuned for use in the GT, the two-seater weighs in at 1,430 kg with a full fuel tank and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. Its boasts a top speed of 318 km/h. Porsche also offers the 911 GT3 with a six-speed sports manual gearbox. This allows the high-performance 911 to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 320 km/h.
Fast on the corners, stable on the straights: Rigid chassis with rear-axle steering
The chassis of the new 911 GT3 benefits from Porsche's motor racing experience and its tuning has been reworked for even better driving dynamics. The new two-seater sits around 25 mm lower than the 911 Carrera S. In addition to the further refined basic design, the chassis also boasts superior handling characteristics, thanks in large part to the active rear-axle steering. Depending on the speed, it steers either in the opposite or the same direction as the front wheels, thereby improving the vehicle's agility and stability. The dynamic engine mounts and the rear differential lock also boost the car's driving dynamics.
When it comes to its appearance, the dominant carbon rear wing emphasizes the fact that the sports car's form is determined by aerodynamics. The lightweight front end and front spoiler have been optimized for an even better airflow. The aerodynamic enhancement is also evident on the lightweight rear end with exhaust air openings and on the new diffusor.
Interior: Experience centre for exceptional driving dynamics
The interior of the new high-performance sports car is tailored to the 911 GT3 driving experience. The GT sports steering wheel with a diameter of 360 mm originates from the 918 Spyder. Both the driver and passenger experience the dynamics in Porsche Sports seats Plus with enhanced seat side bolsters and mechanical fore/aft adjustment. The seat height and backrests are adjusted electronically. As the 911 GT3 is traditionally a two-seater, the seat pans in the rear are covered.
Porsche offers two additional seat variants for the 911 GT3: The adaptive Sports seats Plus boast electrical adjustment of all seat functions (18-way). And the full bucket seats made from light carbon fibre-reinforced plastic in carbon-weave finish.
Porsche Track Precision app standard
In addition to Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including an online navigation module with real-time traffic information, the standard equipment also includes the Connect Plus module and the Track Precision app. The Track Precision app enables 911 GT3 drivers to display, record, and analyze detailed driving data on their smartphone.
Market launch and prices
The 911 GT3 is available to order now and are scheduled to arrive at dealerships in Canada in the third quarter of 2017. The MSRP starts at $163,300.
Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., an independent subsidiary of Porsche AG, imports and distributes Porsche vehicles in Canada. The company employs a team of 38 in sales, aftersales, finance, marketing, and public relations. In 2016, Porsche sold an unprecedented 7,061 units in Canada, up 10% over the prior year.
SOURCE Porsche Cars Canada
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