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Porsche reveals 911 GT3 RS has an official Nurburgring lap time of 6:56.4 [w/video]

A few days ago, we talked about two cars that attempted to set a record at the Nurburgring. One of those would be the Porsche 911 GT3 RS that finished the course in 6 minutes and 56 seconds. To be more precise, it was actually 6:56.4 and Porsche has finally confirmed the performance of the track focused model, with Kevin Estre behind its wheel. Impressively, he was able to beat its predecessor’s record by as much as 24 seconds.

Estre wasn’t the only one who drove the 911 GT3 RS, as he was also joined by fellow driver, Lars Kern. Both of them completed four laps of the 20.6 kilometer (12.8 mile) Nurburgring, or the so called Green Hell. And both drivers finished each lap in under seven minutes with just a few tenths of a second difference. This is clear proof of how fast naturally aspirated cars are, especially when the one driving it is extremely skilled too.

During the fastest lap finished by the 911 GT3 RS, the conditions were very much ideal too. At exactly 11:40 on Monday morning April 16, it recorded 18 degrees Celsius (64.4 degrees Fahrenheit) track and 14 degrees Celsius (57.2 degrees Fahrenheit) ambient temperatures.

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Chevy Corvette ZR1 and Porsche 911 GT3 RS take on the Nurburgring

Before, we talked about how many of today’s automakers want to set Nurburgring lap records. Now, we are going to talk about the two newest contenders that tried to take the crown home for the fastest lap around the Green Hell. The Chevy Corvette ZR1 and the Porsche 911 GT3 RS both recorded pretty fast laps, but only one managed to make a significant run at the record.

It was BridgeToGantry who shared information about this, saying that the GT3 RS, packed with 520 horsepower (383 kilowatts) lapped the ‘Ring in under 7 minutes, where its fastest lap was 6 minutes and 56 seconds. However, this won’t break records. Meanwhile, the more potent GT2 RS did it in 6 minutes and 47.30 seconds, and this we can say is an impressive record. In fact, this performance is enough to make it to the record board as among the top five production cars of all time.

The Corvette ZR1, on the other hand, was not as successful, finishing with over 7 minutes, despite its 755 horsepower (563 kilowatts) output. To be more specific, bystanders clocked it in at 7 minutes 12 seconds. That makes the ZR1 just a little better than the Z06’s 7 minutes and 19 seconds two years ago. For the sake of comparison, the fastest American production car to lap the Ring was the Viper ACR, lapping it at 7 minutes and 1.3 seconds.

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Porsche introduces 911 GT3 with Touring Package at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Porsche is boosting the appeal of its new Porsche 911 GT3 sports car by unveiling a Touring Package at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). The new 911 GT3 with Touring Package is simply the adoption and modernization of a concept that dates back to the touring variant 1973 911 Carrera RS. Now, the 911 GT3 with Touring Package is targeted towards the customer who places a great value on classic driving enjoyment with understated looks.

Compared to the standard 911 GT3, the version with the Touring Package features a body that is basically the same, saved for the rear end where the fixed rear wing has been replaced by a variable rear spoiler like on the 911 Carrera. This variable rear spoiler features an additional aerodynamic tear-off edge – also known as Gurney flap – in body color. The “GT3 touring” logo could be found on the rear lid grille. The rear end of the new 911 GT3 with Touring Package also reveals sports exhaust system tailpipes, silver-colored side window strips, headlight washer system covers and the Porsche logo.

Nevertheless, the 911 GT3 with Touring Package remains a high-performance sports car. The front end still features the large air intakes while luggage compartment lid is marked by an air outlet in front. In addition, both the front and rear lights of the 911 GT3 with Touring Package are the same as those on its standard sibling, although the ones on the new variant don’t feature dark tints. Black-tinted front and rear lights are specified in the “Black Exterior Touring Package” equipment option, which transforms a number of elements to have a black finish.

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Warranty of Porsche 991.1 GT3 engine is extended to 10 years or 120k miles

There are a number of companies in the world that address the concerns of their customers over their product or parts of it by extending the warranty on it. It seems that German luxury sports car maker Porsche is one of these companies, based from its recent warranty actions regarding the first version of the seventh-generation Porsche 911 GT3 (Porsche 991.1 GT3).

The concern is with regards to the fire risk related to a metallurgical flaw close to the finger follower of the 991.1 GT3’s 3.8-liter direct fuel injection flat-six engine. In 2014, Porsche stopped the sale and recalled the first 785 units of the 991.1 GT3 after determining that its engine could fail and result in a fire. Following probes, Porsche determined that there was a defect (inclusion) close to the surface of the finger follower -- an inclusion to the material suspected to be the cause of the increased wear of this engine part.

Porsche has also determined that other factors – secondary ones – could also result to excessive wear of the finger follower like individual driving patterns, engine temperature, oil quality, oil viscosity and parts tolerances.

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It looks like Porsche will be very busy throughout 2017 as it prepares for the eventual launch of its two new models this year – the 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS – and the likely arrival of the new Porsche Cayman GT4 RS.

A black 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 was spotted being driven at the famed Nurburgring in October 2016 without any disguise – giving us a good glimpse on the updated looks of the newest iteration of the car. Still in the 991 generation, this Porsche 911 GT3 features a tweaked front end with more imposing air intakes on the front bumper. Its front end also comes with a redesigned front spoiler and new LED indicators. A new diffuser is also found on the rear. Its rear wing and central twin exhausts remain the same, just as its slit grilles both on the front and back.

According to reports from Auto Express and AutoCar, power will come from an evolved version of the 4.0-liter flat six engine installed in the current Porsche 911 GT3 RS and 911 R. This evolved engine could produce at least around 500 hp or around 25 hp more than the 3.8-liter engine in the present GT3. Power will be sent to the wheels through either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. Porsche is expected to unveil the new Porsche 911 GT3 at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March 2017.

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The new edition of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car for one-make racing debuted at the end of the motorsport season “Night of Champions” celebration at the R&D Centre in Weissach. This is the motorsports version of the upcoming 911 GT3. This makes it the first car to be based on the seventh generation of the sports car icon from Zuffenhausen.

The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is regarded as the race car that has achieved the most success in the world. A total of 2,395 units of the near standard vehicle for customer sport have been built since 1998. The 911 GT3 Cup will be exclusively operated in 2013 in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2013. Powering the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is a 3.8-litre six-cylinder flat engine that delivers 460 hp (338 kW) at 7,500 revs, adding 10 hp to what the predecessor produced.

Transmitting the power to the rear axle is a six-speed dog-type gearbox designed by Porsche Motorsport that is run with the use of shift paddles at the steering wheel for the first time in a Porsche brand trophy race car.

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Wimmer racing sport techniques were applied on a Porsche GT3, giving it an output of 462 hp, a maximum torque of 451 Nm and a Vmax of 317 km/h (197 m/h). The vehicle is dubbed the RS step 3. The first generation 911 Porsche sport version featured a water-cooled engine. Even as it is now in its 4th generation, it has never shied away from the race tracks.

However, the successor of the Carrera RS had been focused on only the essential stuff. It has been proven that a "snow mobile" (with white car body painting) may also come with first class car Hi-Fi equipment.

It features motor electronics adaptation and its exhaust system was modified, including sport catalysts and suction tubes optimization.

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Details and photos of the upgraded 911 GT3 came after the release of the modified Porsche 911 Carrera, Carrera 4 late in 2008 and the current Targa. As a standing tradition Porsche implemented less alteration to the external styling of the GT3 racecar, but focusing rather on internal revisions.

The GT3 for the 2010 model year has received extra potency, enhanced handling and base price slightly higher than the previous model.

After its introduction at the Geneva Motor Show this coming March, the upgraded car will be available in US markets this October with a price tag of $112,000 (exclusive of taxes) and its European sibling will be on sale earlier this coming May at a price of 116,947 (also exclusive of taxes).

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