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the Touring Package features a body that is basically the same, saved for the rear end where the fixed rear wing has been replaced by a variable rear spoiler like on the 911 Carrera.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.
The new 911 GT3 with Touring Package rides on variably sized forged alloy wheels with central locking. The nine-inch front wheels are wrapped in 245/35 ZR 20 tires while the 12-inch rear rims are hugged by 305/30 ZR 20 tires.
Being a purist GT and a classic sports car, the 911 GT3 with Touring Package extensively employs fine leather inside the cabin – like on the steering wheel rim, shift lever, center console storage compartment lid, interior door handles and door panel armrests. The seat centers, meanwhile, employ black fabric. The seat headrests come with embossed Porsche crests, with the seams sewn in black thread. The interior of the 911 GT3 with Touring Package features a black aluminum trim,
Still powering the 911 GT3 with Touring Package is a four-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine that delivers up to 368 kW (500 hp) of output and 460 Nm of torque. Sent to the wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox, this power sends the 911 GT3 with Touring Package sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds onto a top speed of 316 km/h.
All 911 GT3 options – except for the Clubsport Package and Alcantara equipment ranges – could be specified for the 911 GT3 with Touring Package. This means that the 911 GT3 with Touring Package could be availed with LED headlights, PCCB ceramic brake, the lift system and the Chrono Package and the audio systems. All seat variants as well as all exterior and wheel colors are also available. Just like all other 911 GT3, the version with the Touring Package employs – as standard –Porsche Communication Management (PCM), the Connect Plus module and the Porsche Track Precision app.