The GT3 has always been one of the most exciting models alongside it’s “RS” counterpart and the Turbo. The 3.8-litre engine in the GT3 has components that are specifically designed for this car, to make it stand out in comparison to the 3.8-litre Carrera S engine. The GT3 can reach up to 9,000rpm and is able to do 0-60mph in 3.3 seconds with a top speed of 195mph. The 991.1 GT3 achieved a 7 mins 32 seconds Nürburgring lap, which was faster than the Turbo S, and even beat it’s predecessor: the 997 GT3RS model.
The 991.1 came standard with PDK only, and rear-wheel steering, which gave the GT3 the edge around track. However, the 991.2 then became available in both PDK and Manual to please those who prefer the closer connection with the car. Unlike the Turbo S, the GT3 is rear-wheel drive, making it a tad more back happy. This model is different to the GT3’s of the past, as the GT used to be only available as a manual, however due to the speed from the PDK gearbox, Porsche made the change to improve the performance further.
How to spot
- Large, body coloured, fixed rear wing
- Front bumper “lip” design grill
- Twin-exhaust pipes in the centre
Compression ratio: 9.8:1
Maximum Power: 475bhp @ 8,250rpm
Maximum Torque: 325Nm @ 6,250rpm
Brakes: Front: 380mm callipers; rear: 380mm callipers OR optional Porsche Ceramic Composite brakes: Front: 410mm. Rear: 390mm.
Suspension: Front: MacPherson strut suspension. Rear: LSA Multilink suspension.
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 20×9 J with 245/35 ZR 20 tyres. Rear: 20×12 J with 305/30 ZR 20 tyres
Did you know?
The GT3 delivers 475hp from a naturally aspirated engine. The benefit of being naturally aspirated, is that the power is always readily available. This makes this car very unique, as it is rare to have a sports car producing this level of power from a naturally aspirated engine.