Making its North American debut at the New York Auto Show is the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 – the fifth generation model. This totally redeveloped model is the sportiest ever in the 911 range. The 911 GT3 is capable of completing a lap on the Nurburgring Nordschleife in less than 7 minutes and 30 seconds due to its new engine, transmission, body and chassis.
The car is capable of accelerating from zero to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and is capable of reaching a top track speed of 195 mph. The new GT3 may have been developed and fine-tuned on the track, carrying the excitement over from the track to everyday driving. The 911 GT3 comes with the first active rear-wheel steering in a production Porsche as well as optional full LED headlights.
Its powertrain consists of a 3.8-liter boxer engine with an output of 475 hp (125hp/liter) and a 9,000 rpm redline. The six-cylinder engine is based on the same engine as the 911 Carrera S. However, they only have a few parts in common.
All the other parts like the crankshaft, valve gear and Porsche-designed titanium connecting rods and forged pistons were either developed or adapted for the GT3. Furthermore, the rear of the 911 GT3 is 1.7 inches wider than that of the 911 Carrera S.
It has a big fixed rear wing that aids in achieving excellent aerodynamics. The 2014 911 GT3 will start selling later this year in the U.S. It has a starting price of $130,400 (excluding a $950 destination cost).
The new Porsche 911 GT3 is a marvel of engineering that has resulted in a car that is sporty, classy, and powerful. With aerodynamic designs in both front and rear, the Porsche 911 GT3 manages to expertly combine higher speed sportive downforce, drive and brakes reliable cooling, and low drag.
These are brought about by the underbody panel that has an engine area contour that rises, thus giving the GT3 more diffuser effect and a rear wing and front spoiler that aid the front and rear axle downforce. All of these contribute to consistent optimum performance from the GT3.
Porsche 911 GT3 may be a 2-door sports car, but it offers a comfortable ride for both driver and passenger. This is because the GT3’s interior has dynamic features that make it adaptable to the comfort level required by the occupants. The GT3 has the Porsche Sports Seats Plus for both driver and passenger.
Porsche Sports Seats Plus equips the GT3 with covered back seat shells, its first ever electric seat height adjustment, lumbar support, raised side supports, and mechanical length adjustment. The GT3 also possesses a centre console PDK selector that has a special switch direction display located at the selector level backdrop left portion, a feature unique to the GT3.