Porsche, the German supercar maker, has launched the company’s latest sports car in 911 lineup – Porsche 911 GT3 at a price tag of Rs. 2.31 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). The bookings already started on Porsche Centre across the country. Originally, the sports car unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and when compared with its predecessor, it gets a number of changes, making the car a lot faster and capable. At such a price tag, the Porsche 911 GT3 will compete with Mercedes-AMG GT R, Nissan GT-R, and the Audi R8.
In terms of design, the Porsche 911 GT3 features all-new bumper with large air intake and smoked headlamps with distinctive four-point LED DRLs. The rear bumper is new too as the signature element of the Porsche 911 GT3 is now placed 20mm higher so that the flow of air is better. The Porsche 911 GT3 features 20-inch wheels with improved tyres from Michelin and Dunlop. The Porsche 911 GT3 also features sharp sloping roof and other signature design elements.
The company has focused on improving the aerodynamics and there’s a 20 percent more downforce without any increase in drag. The air intake placed ahead of the rear wind while the air exhaust placed just below the wing so the engine can breathe better. The Porsche 911 GT3 comes with the standard aero package and the chassis has been revised with rear-axle steering.
On the inside, the Porsche 911 GT3 has familiar layout when compared with Porsche 911 lineup and the company has removed unnecessary items like rear seats and sound leading material. The Porsche 911 GT3 gets a host of customisation options like leather and Alcantara, carbon fibre and aluminium. Now customers also have the option to choose from three seat options – electrically adjustable adaptive sports seat, bucket seats with foldable backrest and bucket seats made out of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CRPF). There is a proper AC unit, and the large touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay support, auto climate control, and Bose surround sound system.
In Porsche 911 GT3, the engine needs special mention. Under the hood, the Porsche 911 GT3 is powered by 4-litre 3,996cc six-cylinder engine that produces 500PS of power at 8250rpm and churns out 460Nm of peak torque at 6,000rpm. The engine is mated with 7-speed PDK automatic transmission or 6-speed manual gearbox. The Porsche 911 GT3 reaches to 0-100kmph in just 3.4 seconds on the automatic with a top speed of 318kmph while it takes 3.9 seconds more to reach 0-100kmph on the manual with a top speed of 320kmph.
Handling has improved and the tweaks include integrated auxiliary springs in the rear suspension, rear wheel steering, electronically actuated rear differential activate suspension management have also been carried from the previous GT3 RS.
Press Release Quote
Talking about the new car, Pawan Shetty, Director of Porsche India, said:
“Motorsport is an integral part of Porsche’s DNA; it is racing heritage which gives us the edge in delivering true sports cars with exceptional everyday usability, and no more so is that apparent than with the 911 range. Porsche’s iconic model has been developed on racetracks over five decades and we are immensely proud to announce the arrival of our first GT3 in India today.”