A high-performance sports car that does not flaunt its potential and prefers to be discreet: this is the new Porsche 911 GT3. The seventh installment of the powerful GT, which now performs 510 CV, is now available on the European market with the equipment pack Touring how much interest it generated in its predecessor.
This purist approach 911 GT3 weighs only 1.418 kilograms and equip a box of six-speed GT manual gearbox serial. For the first time, the Touring pack can also be combined with the 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission, at no additional cost.
This element provides greater discretion, as do the silver-colored trim made of high-gloss anodized aluminum, which is present in the window frames and gives a distinctive look to the side of the vehicle.
The front is painted entirely in body color and the interior, upholstered in black leather, is particularly elegant and offers a exclusive configuration for GT3 with Touring pack. The dashboard and the upper part of the interior door panels are embossed on the surface.
The name "Touring" dates back to an equipment variant of the 911 1973 Carrera RS. Already at that time, attention was focused on the purist design of the 911 and the classic elements for the interior.
Porsche rescued this idea in 2017 and returned to offer a Touring version in the 911 GT3 from the previous generation to the current one (991). Since then, this equipment pack has attracted sports car lovers who are looking, above all, to enjoy driving in traditional style and without attracting attention.
A distinguishing feature of this version is the “GT3 Touring” emblem on the rear hood grille. Both the window trims and the sports exhaust outlets are silver. As an option, these parts can be painted in glossy satin black, as well as the front light groups tinted in black.
The 911 GT3 with Touring pack has a classic feel inside, with the black leather as a highlight, which upholsters elements such as the steering wheel, the gear selector, the center console cover, the armrests and the door handles.
Porsche also offers practically all the optional equipment of the 911 GT3 in combination with the Touring package. This includes the exterior and rim colors, LED headlights, driver assistance systems, PCCB ceramic brakes, the front axle lift system, all seat variants, the Chrono pack and various audio equipment.
With the seventh edition of this high-performance sports car, Porsche has transferred racing technology to a production model in series more consistently than ever: for example, the independent double wishbone front suspension and the striking rear diffuser come from the successful 911 RSR GT. The 4.0-liter, 510 hp (375 kW) six-cylinder boxer engine is derived from the one used in the 911 GT3 R, which has been widely tested in endurance racing.
Despite the widened body, larger wheel sizes and additional technology, the new GT3 shows the same figures as its predecessor on the scale. It weighs 1.418 kg with the manual gearbox and 1.435 kg with the PDK transmission. The carbon fiber reinforced plastic hood (CFRP), lightweight glass windows, forged alloy wheels or lightweight sports exhaust help contain the total weight.
Racing genetics are present in practically every detail of the new 911 GT3. For the first time, the driver has a view of the instrumentation for the circuit. At the push of a button, digital displays to the left and right of the central rev counter reduce your information to the essentials: tire and oil pressure, oil and coolant temperature, and fuel level. To do this, the 911 GT3 has a quick access switch on the steering wheel that makes it easy to switch between Normal, Sport and Track modes. These modes are customizable.
The final price of the new Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring pack in Europe is 196.081 euros.