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Archive for the ‘Porsche GT3’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Porsche Runs the New Breed at Monza: Video

A micro-Rennsport Reunion took place at Monza over the past weekend when Porsche took a number of their new racing, as well as street cars, and pushed them to their limits on the F1 Grand Prix circuit near Milan.

PostHeaderIcon The 2020 Porsche 911 GT3 Will Feature Twin Turbos and a Mild Power Bump

The Porsche 911 GT3, currently the only 911 fitted with a naturally aspirated engine, will become turbocharged for the next generation. That’s the word from Autocar, quoting a “Stuttgart-based source with direct links to Porsche Motorsport.”

PostHeaderIcon Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Cabriolet

An instant classic ever since it was introduced back in 1999, the Porsche 911 GT3 is living its final years as a naturally aspirated sports car, with rumors suggesting that it may go turbo for the next generation. With both the GT3 and GT3 RS models having received their updates for the 991 generation, Porsche may be preparing a new model before the 992-gen 911 arrives. The latest spy shots we received from our paparazzi suggest that Porsche might be working on a convertible version of the GT3 Touring.

Unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 911 GT3 with the Touring Package is essentially a slightly more comfortable version of the track. It’s still fast and powerful, but more usable on public roads. More importantly, it doesn’t have the massive wing atop the engine lid. We like to call it the love child between the 911 GT3 and the strictly limited 911 R. Needless to say, a Cabriolet model would be a nice way to send the current GT3 into the history books, but is this mule a beefed-up drop-top or are we actually looking at the 911 Speedster? It’s difficult to say at this point, but a 911 GT3 Touring Convertible would be a really cool idea.

Continue reading to learn more about the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Cabriolet.

PostHeaderIcon Video of the Day: Watch Laurens Vanthoor drive the Porsche 911 GT3 R to a Record Lap During the Nurburgring 24 Hours

Being fast doesn’t necessarily guarantee you a win at the Nurburgring 24 Hours, but it could guarantee you a record-breaking lap. That’s exactly what happened to Laurens Vanthoor, who drove his No. 911 Porsche 911 GT3 R around the Nurburgring track in just 8:09.10. Eventually, Vanthoor went on to crash, so there was no chance for him to win the race, but at least he still made his way into the history books before that happened. The best part is that we have the in-car footage of his record-breaking lap. Check it out for yourself below!

PostHeaderIcon Watch the Porsche 911 GT3 RS Make That 6:56.4 Run Around the Nurburgring

Earlier in the week, we covered news that Porsche may have set a new personal best track lap record around the ‘Ring’s North Loop with a time of 6 minute, 56 seconds. Now, Porsche is confirming that time with an onboard video of the run, and damn, is it fast!

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PostHeaderIcon Porsche Just Set a New Personal Best Around the Nurburgring With the 911 GT3 RS

As is tradition among the fastest of the fast, the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS (also known as the 991.2 generation) went to the Nurburgring recently to test its mettle (and its metal) against nearly 13 miles of technical and challenging race corners. All told, the mean and green speed machine ripped around the Nordschleife in what appears to be a new personal best for the nameplate, as exhibited in a recent video posted to YouTube by user xthilox. Hit play below to hear well over 500 horses at full chat while the Porsche in question slingshots around the German corners with cartoonish velocity.

The new 911’s upgrades should make it quicker than the outgoing generation, which set a maxed-out time around the Green Hell at 7 minutes, 12 seconds. What’s more, the car featured here is equipped with the lightness-adding Weissach package, which cuts a total of 18 kg (39.7 pounds) from the final curb weight. It also beefs up the suspension with CFRP components for the front and rear anti-roll bars and coupling rods, while the composite material is added to the roof and front lid. Optional forged magnesium wheels are in the corners.

Rumor has it all that good stuff enabled this Stuttgart superstar to post a fastest lap of 6 minutes, 56 seconds. If true, that would make it quicker than the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce and about as quick as the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid monster, but not quite as quick as the latest Porsche 911 GT2 RS, which ran a 6:47 last September. It’s impressive stuff all the same.

PostHeaderIcon Video of the Day: On-Board a Porsche 911 GT3 RS Tackling the Monza Circuit

Does it get any better than this?

PostHeaderIcon Video of the Day: On-Board a Porsche 911 GT3 RS Tackling the Monza Circuit

Does it get any better than this?

PostHeaderIcon Porsche’s Weissach Package for the 911 GT3 RS is a Carbon-Fiber Recipe for Aggression

It’s been less than a month since the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and the German automaker is taking things up a notch with the Weissach Package at the 2018 New York Auto Show. Designed to reduce curb weight even more, the bundle adds a number of carbon-fiber elements and a few extras that you can’t have as separate options. By ordering the Weissach Package, you basically get the most extreme, road-going 911 out there!

PostHeaderIcon The Drive Takes A Spin In Joe Rogan’s Sharkwerks Porsche GT3 RS

What’s your idea of a perfect car? To some, it’s all about flash and style, making heads turn just by rolling down the street. Other’s want something highly capable, the sort of ride you can take anywhere without issue. For stand-up comedian, UFC commentator, and popular podcast host Joe Rogan, though, it’s all about having a connection with the machine, feeling like it’s almost an extension of your body.

In his search for the perfect automobile, Rogan started with a Mk. IV Toyota Supra, followed by a first-gen Acura NSX. However, almost inevitably, Rogan turned to Stuttgart, first picking up a 997-era Mk. II Porsche 911 GT3. While it certainly provided an engaging driving experience, Rogan discovered Northern California-based Porsche tuners Sharkwerks, and decided to dip his toe into the modified 911 lifestyle.

After buying a brand-new GT3 RS, Rogan sent the two-door directly to the shop, where it received 85 extra ponies and a selection of extra supporting mods to boot. The result is a car that’ll melt your face, as evidenced by the driving impressions in this four-minute, 20-second video.

PostHeaderIcon Porsche 911 GT3

The Porsche 911 GT3 has been around since 1999, continuing Stuttgart’s habit of unleashing high-performance spec iterations of its iconic sports car originally started in the ‘70s with the incredible Carrera RS. Now, with the imminent arrival of an all-new 911 (also known as the 992 generation) by the end of 2018, we’ve been waiting for details on the next GT3. Luckily, it looks like we got just that, as our spy photographers snapped a few shots of a possible undercover 992-spec GT3 out and about undergoing some cold weather testing. As such, we drew up a quick speculative review on what to expect.

Updated 11/05/2018: We just got our hands on a bunch of new spy shots that show off the various facets of the GT3’s (mostly) production-ready body! Check them out below.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2020 Porsche 911 GT3.

PostHeaderIcon Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

All things green… that’s the way we’re playing it today!

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS


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Read up on all of the crazy details of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS in our full review

PostHeaderIcon Saint Patrick’s Day Special – Check Out These Mean And Green Performance Machines

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, TopSpeeders! We hope all you out there are enjoying the holiday, but in the off-chance you forgot to wear green, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.

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Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus


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Looks like Iron Man ditched the red and gold in favor of something a little more viridescent! Making the go in this special edition drop top Four Ring sports car is a Lambo-sourced V-10 power plant pumping out 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, all of which hits the ground through a standard AWD system. A sprint to 60 mph takes just 3.3 seconds, while top speed is pegged at 204 mph.

Read our full review on the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus.

2015 Lamborghini Huracan GT3


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There’s just something so right about a lime green Lambo, don’t ya think? The wild aero, the shark nose, the speed slab stance – it all begs for something as head-turning as this hue we see here. The car in question is a race-ready iteration of the Huracan, sporting upgraded body panels that make more downforce and keep it all running nice and cool. It’s all-business, and bad as hell to boot.

Read our full review on the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan GT3.

2018 McLaren 570GT In XP Green By MSO


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The here color might be a bit toned down compared to the above two sports cars, but the performance at play with this custom McLaren is nothing less than impressive. Mounted in the middle is a 3.8-liter V-8, which gets two turbos to help it produce upwards of 562 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the exterior color is a nod to the McLaren F1 XP GT Longtail from the late ‘90s. Guess it’s not so toned down after all.

Read our full review on the 2018 McLaren 570GT In XP Green By MSO.

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS


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Just released last month, the latest 911 GT3 RS is a beast of a machine. Aimed squarely at the track crowd, this Stuttgart superstar gets all the right stuff to kill the local lap record. Carbon bits and a stripped-down demeanor shave the weight, while as much as 520 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque slingshot it to 60 mph in just 3 seconds flat.

Read our full review on the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

PostHeaderIcon The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Configurator is Online and Boy Does it Have Some Crazy Options

There was a time when online configurators for new cars took a few days (or even weeks) to become available. That’s a thing of past now, especially when talking about sports cars. Performance vehicles from Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini don’t spend too much time in showrooms, and it’s exactly why customers are given the opportunity to customize their ride as soon as the first official details are out. It’s been just a few hours since the updated Porsche 911 GT3 RS was launched and you can already configure your dream model. Ready to have some fun?

Crazy Options for the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS


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“Porsche also offers an extended individualization option with "deviated stitching"”

Porsche offers a few interesting options for the GT3 RS. While it’s a bit annoying that you can’t have the green seatbelts with the black/green upholstery, you can have several features painted in a wide range of colors. For instance, you can have the climate control panel and air vents finished in one of 16 colors. Choices include bright hues like Guards Red, Lava Orange, Sapphire Blue, and Racing Yellow. You can also get Mahogany Metallic for a veneer-like look. Unfortunately, no Lizard Green on this list. But hey, you can have the steering wheel’s 12 o’clock mark painted in this color.

Porsche also offers an extended individualization option with “deviated stitching.” That’s just a different pattern for the thread on the seats and door panels, but the cool thing is that you can have it in one of 11 colors. Choices include cream, cognac, Bordeau Red, and Luxor Beige. Fancy! Finally, you can put a Bose surround sound system inside the cabin. Just in case you want to listen to the latest hits while in Nurburgring. I’m kidding; of course, I think that this option is pointless. But hey, maybe some customers like to play music while polishing their prized Porsches in the driveway.

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Performane Upgrades


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Should you choose to remove the A/C and add a fire extinguisher, make sure you also check out the upgrades that make the GT3 RS a better track car. You can get the Chrono Package with Lap Trigger, the Extended Range Fuel Tack for 23.8 gallons for gasoline, and the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake package. The latter doesn’t come cheap though at a whopping $9,210. The Weissah Package, priced at $18,000, adds a ton of exposed carbon-fiber and lightweight anti-roll bars that save almost 12 pounds.

The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Color Options


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“If you want the GT Silver Metallic or the light-gray Chalk options, you need to add an extra $4,220”

As it’s always the case, you need to pick an exterior color first. There are nine options available, four free base colors and five hues you have to pay for. Standard colors include black, white, Guards Red and Racing Yellow, so you get an either flashy or more sober exterior without paying extra. But if you want the GT Silver Metallic or the light-gray Chalk options, you need to add an extra $4,220. The same goes for the more exciting Lava Orange, Miami Blue, and Lizard Green hues. I don’t know about you but that Lizard Green is gorgeous.

Next up, you have to pick the wheels. Actually, there’s only one design available with five twin spokes, but you can choose between four finishes. There’s satin aluminum, a darker satin by Porsche Exclusive, satin black, or satin black with lip in Lizard Green. Oh, and the standard color is gold, which is sweet because it goes with just about any exterior paint.

Other exterior options include deletion of badges and model designation, LED headlamps in black, black door handles, and mirror caps and window triangle trim in carbon-fiber.

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Interior Trim Options


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“You have access to a wide range of aluminum or carbon-fiber features”

Only three options are available here, but the really annoying thing is that two are in black only. Fortunately, you have the option to combine the black leather upholstery with Lizard Green inserts on the seats and door panels for $3,480. Speaking of the seats, you can pick between the standard adaptive sport seats or the full bucket seats. Go with the latter if you like long weekends at the race track. While the upholstery isn’t exactly exciting, you do get plenty of other options to choose from. Highlights include seat heating, floor mats, various features painted in custom colors, red or white dials and Sport Chrono clock. You also have access to a wide range of aluminum or carbon-fiber features.

How Expensive Can the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Get?


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The GT3 RS starts from $187,500, but go crazy with the options, and the sticker can jump beyond the $200,000 mark in a matter of seconds. I can’t afford one, but I went crazy with the options just to see how expensive it gets. Of course, I selected the Lizard Green exterior with matching wheels, the green interior with as many green details as possible, loads of carbon-fiber, and the fanciest upgrades available. Yes, I added the silly Bose sound system too, plus the Delivery Experience at one of the company’s centers. In total, I added $55,000 worth of options, taking the final sticker, including handling, to a whopping $243,600. Still more affordable than a Ferrari though.


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Here’s how my mean green 911 GT3 RS looks like on the outside. Make sure you post yours in the comments section.

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Options List with Prices

Exterior Color

GT Silver Metallic $4,220
Chalk $4,220
Lava Orange $4,220
Miami Blue $4,220
Lizard Green $4,220

Interior Options

Auto-Dimming Mirrors with Integrated Rain Sensor $700
Light Design Package $510
Seat Heating (Front) $700
Fire Extinguisher $140
Climate Control Panel Painted $870
Air Vents Painted $1,720
Air Vent Slats Painted $1,720
Vehicle Key Painted incl. Key Pouch in Leather $540
Instrument Dials in Guards Red $860
Instrument Dials in White $860
Sport Chrono Clock Dial in Guards Red $510
Sport Chrono Clock Dial in White $510
Seat Belts in Guards Red $360
Seat Belts in Racing Yellow $360
Seat Belts in Silver Grey $360
Seat Belts in Miami Blue $360
Seat Belts in Lizard Green $360
Steering Wheel with Top Center Marker in Lizard Green $330
Dashboard Trim Package in Leather $1,770
Leather Interior Package with Contrasting Stitching $3,500
Steering Column Casing in Leather $470
Steering Column Casing in Leather with Contrasting Stitching $610
Transmission Tunnel in Leather $1,020
Deviated Floor Mats with Leather Edging $460
Sun Visors in Alcantara® $590
Door Trim Package in Alcantara®/Leather $690
Storage Compartment Lid in Alcantara® with ’PORSCHE’ Logo $340
Storage Compartment Lid in Alcantara® with Porsche Crest $340
Belt Outlet Trim in Alcantara® $560
Carbon Fiber Floor Mats with Leather Edging $950
Door-Sill Guards in Carbon Fiber, Illuminated $530
Personalized Door-Sill Guards in Carbon Fiber, Illuminated $1,640
Personalized Carbon Fiber Floor Mats with Leather Edging $950
Pedals and Footrest in Aluminum $630
BOSE® Surround Sound System $1,600

Wheels

Wheels Painted in Satin Aluminum $330
Wheels Painted in Satin Platinum $690
Wheels Painted in Satin Black $690
Wheels Painted in Satin Black with Lip in Lizard Green $1,390

Exterior Options

Weissach Package $18,000
LED Headlights in Black incl. Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) $2,900
Headlight Cleaning System Covers in Exterior Color $300
Headlight Cleaning System Covers in Deviated Exterior Color $300
Door Handles in High Gloss Black Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur $170
SportDesign Exterior Mirrors (Lower Trim) Painted in High Gloss Black $360
SportDesign Exterior Mirrors (Upper Trim) in Carbon Fiber $1,420
Window Triangle Trim in Carbon Fiber $730
Front Axle Lift System $3,490
Chrono Package with Preparation for Lap Trigger $550
Extended Range Fuel Tank, 23.8 gal $140
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) $9,210

References

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PostHeaderIcon Hulk-Green 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Leaks Prior to Debut

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS may be the hottest sports car the German automaker has launched in 2017, but a revised version of the 911 GT3 RS is just around the corner. And based on a handful of photos that just surfaced the Interwebz, it’s just as exciting. Spotted testing many times last year, the facelifted GT3 RS is set to arrive sometime in 2018. An official date isn’t yet available, but this leak confirms that we’re just a couple of weeks — if not days — away from seeing it in the metal.

The photos were first posted by Australia’s Drive, but they have since been removed. Fortunately, the folks over at Motor1 managed to save them, and we can now have a closer at the upcoming GT3 RS. And it’s finished in a bright share of green that reminds me of old first-generation 911 models. So, what’s new? Read on to find out.

Continue reading for the full story.

Revamped Design


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“Styling-wise, not much has changed compared to the old GT3 RS”

Styling-wise, not much has changed compared to the old GT3 RS. We can see the same aerodynamic upgrades front and rear, along with vents for the front and rear fenders, and the big wing around back. Changes are subtle and of the 911 facelift (991.2) variety, and include revised bumpers, new daytime running lights, new headlamps, and taillights. The wing also sports some minor modifications, while the rear diffuser is decidedly more aggressive.

More Power and Updated Drivetrain


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“The new GT3 RS is expected to deliver a whopping 520 horsepower.”

The new GT3 RS is expected to deliver a whopping 520 horsepower. That’s 20 horses more than the previous GT3 RS and a much-needed upgrade now that the non-RS GT3 packs 500 horsepower. There’s no word on torque yet, but the 4.0-liter flat-six engine should crank out in excess of the current 339 pound-feet.

The sprint to 62 mph will take a tenth-second quicker, or 3.1 instead of 3.2 clicks. Top speed reportedly increased to 194 mph, a two-mph gain over the old model. Porsche has also retuned the rear-wheel-steering system, an update that should make it more precise on the race track. Don’t be surprised if the Germans unveiled a new Nurburgring lap soon.

The new GT3 RS should break cover soon, so make sure you stick around for an update.

References

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PostHeaderIcon Hulk-Green 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Leaks Prior to Debut

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS may be the hottest sports car the German automaker has launched in 2017, but a revised version of the 911 GT3 RS is just around the corner. And based on a handful of photos that just surfaced the Interwebz, it’s just as exciting. Spotted testing many times last year, the facelifted GT3 RS is set to arrive sometime in 2018. An official date isn’t yet available, but this leak confirms that we’re just a couple of weeks — if not days — away from seeing it in the metal.

The photos were first posted by Australia’s Drive, but they have since been removed. Fortunately, the folks over at Motor1 managed to save them, and we can now have a closer at the upcoming GT3 RS. And it’s finished in a bright share of green that reminds me of old first-generation 911 models. So, what’s new? Read on to find out.

Continue reading for the full story.

Revamped Design


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“Styling-wise, not much has changed compared to the old GT3 RS”

Styling-wise, not much has changed compared to the old GT3 RS. We can see the same aerodynamic upgrades front and rear, along with vents for the front and rear fenders, and the big wing around back. Changes are subtle and of the 911 facelift (991.2) variety, and include revised bumpers, new daytime running lights, new headlamps, and taillights. The wing also sports some minor modifications, while the rear diffuser is decidedly more aggressive.

More Power and Updated Drivetrain


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“The new GT3 RS is expected to deliver a whopping 520 horsepower.”

The new GT3 RS is expected to deliver a whopping 520 horsepower. That’s 20 horses more than the previous GT3 RS and a much-needed upgrade now that the non-RS GT3 packs 500 horsepower. There’s no word on torque yet, but the 4.0-liter flat-six engine should crank out in excess of the current 339 pound-feet.

The sprint to 62 mph will take a tenth-second quicker, or 3.1 instead of 3.2 clicks. Top speed reportedly increased to 194 mph, a two-mph gain over the old model. Porsche has also retuned the rear-wheel-steering system, an update that should make it more precise on the race track. Don’t be surprised if the Germans unveiled a new Nurburgring lap soon.

The new GT3 RS should break cover soon, so make sure you stick around for an update.

References

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PostHeaderIcon Looking For A Porsche 911 GT3? How Does A Fleet Of 18 Never-Driven Examples Sound?

We like the Porsche 911 GT3 – quite a lot, actually. It’s purposefully built, looks great, and goes like stink. However, this classified ad seeking a buyer for 18 fresh in-the-box examples looks to be a whole new level of devotion to the Stuttgart superstar.

Continue reading for the full story.

The Full Story


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“The Porsches are completely identical and come draped in white paint”

Sometimes when I get takeout, I like to buy a lot – you know, like three or four meals at a time, just to have ’em chilling in my fridge, ready to go in case I get hungry later on. This is kinda like that, except with high-powered six-figure German sports cars. You know, just in case.

The ad comes from a classifieds website in the Netherlands called Marktplaats, and appears to show 18 brand-spanking-new 2015 Porsche 911 GT3s, all lined up and parked in a giant warehouse. The whole lot of ’em are up for sale, but buyers can snack on just one, or binge on all 18, if the mood strikes them.

The Porsches are completely identical and come draped in white paint. Apparently, each has never been driven, either, and each also comes with the optional Club Sport Package.

For reference, the 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 makes 476 horsepower thanks to a rear-mounted all-atmosphere flat-six engine, with power routed to the rear axle by way of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The equipped Club Sport Package also makes them track-ready, throwing in goodies like an external fuel tank, six-point harnesses, black bucket seats, and a roll cage. It also appears as though they come with steel brakes, rather than Porsche’s carbon ceramic units.


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“Why would anyone buy a fleet of 18 GT3's to simply park 'em? One Twitter user suggests they were originally intended for use on a race track that was never actually built, which makes sense”

So then, what’s the story here? Why would anyone buy a fleet of 18 GT3’s to simply park ’em? One Twitter user suggests they were originally intended for use on a race track that was never actually built, which makes sense.

For us, though, this feels like the Costco of top-shelf sports cars. We just wish there were more free samples to go with it.

Unfortunately, there’s no Costco-esque pricing here, as each unit is going for 134,500 euros (around $162,000), while all 18 are going for a cool 2.4 million euros (roughly $2.9 million). And that’s kinda pricey, as the same models would have gone for about $130,000 a pop here in the states.

But we wanna know – what would you do with 18 brand-new Porsche 911 GT3s? Let us know in the comments section below!

References

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PostHeaderIcon Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package

Say what you will about Porsche’s tendency to get a little carried away with its niche variants for the 911, but credit should be heaped on the company for being aware of what customers want. Take the Porsche 911 GT3 for example. By every sports car metric, the 911 GT3 is a shining example of the best of Stuttgart engineering. The only problem with it is that it’s far from being the most understated 911 in the market, no thanks to its attention-grabbing aero bits. Then there’s the 911 R, the answer to prayers coming from Porsche purists who were crossing their fingers for a manual transmission 911. The 911 R was the answer to those prayers, except it was limited to just 991 units. Enter then the Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package. Think of it as the love child between the 911 GT3 and the 911 R, carrying elements from both models and wrapping them all up in one scintillating package.

The car’s name may not roll off the tongue as smoothly as I’d like, but remember, there is a precedence in Porsche’s history of the “Touring” name being used on a 911, specifically the 1973 Porsche Carrera 911 RS Touring. So we’ve established the roots of the 911 GT3 Touring. But far more than just being a product of Porsches-gone-by and previous iterations of the current-generation 911, the 911 GT3 Touring is a car of its own devices, understated in appearance yet ferocious in performance. In my view, this is the Porsche 911 variant that purists have been waiting for.

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PostHeaderIcon Porsche 911 GT3 Goes Stealth Mode In Frankfurt

With its enormous rear wing and track-bred attitude, the Porsche 911 GT3 is not traditionally the sort of car you want if you’re looking to fly under the radar. Now, however, Porsche is offering a stealthier alternative in the form of the new Touring package for its high-strung two-door. Following in the foot steps of the updated 2018 911 GT3 introduced earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, the Touring package promises a purist’s approach to going quick. For starters, the old look-at-me aero in back was replaced with a far more understated trailing lip, drawing its design inspiration from the 911 Carrera. Inside, there’s oodles of leather added everywhere. What’s more, the GT3 Touring is only offered with a six-speed manual transmission. Cue enthusiast celebration.

This latest Touring Package is a nod to the past equipment package offered on the 1973 Carrera RS, but adds a touch of modernization on top. “This variant is aimed at fans of high-quality sports cars who particularly value an understated appearance and classic driving enjoyment,” says Porsche. The GT3 Touring Package is offered in conjunction with practically every other option on the 911 GT3 table, with the exception of the Clubsport and Alcantara lines. That means the branded ceramic brakes, Chrono Package, wheel options, and similar stuff is all fair game. The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package is available now for 152,416 euros in Germany, or $143,600 in the U.S., matching prices for the standard model.

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PostHeaderIcon Have Wing, Will Travel – The History of the Porsche 911 GT3

To many, the Porsche 911 is the quintessential sports car, offering the perfect balance of grip, feel, downforce, and power. This is not a model for the timid or the foolish – the rear-engine, RWD drivetrain layout will quickly turn on any driver unfamiliar with handling eager rotation, and the output produced by the right pedal is more than enough to get you into big trouble in no time at all. But while the standard 911 is certainly an impressive machine, it’s the high-spec variants the truly make the nameplate shine. Enter the 911 GT3, a modern interpretation of the formula originally laid out by the legendarily good 911 Carrera RS. The specs on the GT3 read like a how-to for enthusiast cars – it’s lightweight, stripped down, and no nonsense, with a high-revving naturally aspirated powerplant behind the driver and even the option for a manual gearbox. The terms “track ready” and “race proven” come readily to mind.

The end result for the pilot is an extremely pure driving experience, like the distilled essence of performance, a machine that still feels mechanical, eager, and challenging. Not only that, but the GT3 is still driveable on the street, presenting relatively few issues when doing normal, everyday “car stuff.” And it’s for these reasons you can call us fans. Read on for a little background and history, as well as the facts and figures behind the badge.

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