Porsche drivers can feel reliefe now because manual transmission will still be available in this track monster. It’s actually going into the new 2018 911 GT3, where it’ll be paired with a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six that can make even 500 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque. Lovers of the seven-speed dual-clutch PDK can order one of those if they doens’t like six-speed manual any more, but Porsche purists aimed the general package squarely.
This engine was derived from Porsche’s 911 race cars, like the RSR and the GT3 R
How fast is the new GT3? It reaches 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and a top speed is 197 mph with the dual-clutch, or 3.8 seconds to 60 with the top speed of 198 mph with the six-speed manual. Those speedup figures looks same like Tesla’s Ludicrous Mode, but inside combustion engines still have some tricks: Especially, this engine was derived from Porsche’s 911 race cars, like the RSR and the GT3 R. The 2018 model will also be offering rear-axle steering to help drivers who are maybe in hurrying to turn on the corner with the rear wheels, depending on speed, going in the same or in the opposite direction of the front wheels.
The GT3 tries to make less weight wherever it is possible using not heavy materials for the front fascia and the rear wing, which is carbon fiber. The GT3 is rear-wheel-drive only, so it has rear differential that is locking, to get all the pulling power it needs whiles engine vibrations and weight transfer are sorted by dynamic engine mounts.
In the interior, the GT3 will take the 14.1-inch GT Sport steering wheel from the 918 Spyder, while buyers will also get to choose between three sport seats. The GT3 will be offering the Track Precision App as standard equipment, which is recording and sending driving data to driver’s smartphones, with the Porsche Communication Management system that is placed on board as standard kit.
The difference in weight between the two gearbox that customers can choose will be insignificant with the PDK-optioned GT3 weighing in at 3,153 poundss. On the other side, the manual is just 3,116 pounds.
The new 911 GT3 will be available this fall, with the begining price of $144,650.