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Archive for the ‘Porsche GT3’ Category

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!

Continue reading for the full story.

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.

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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.

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

2020 Porsche 911 GT3 Exterior

  • Big aerodynamics, intakes, and vents
  • Aggressive demeanor
  • Traditional 911 shape
  • Turbo-esque exhaust outlets
  • Center-lock wheels as standard

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“If this is indeed the new 992, look for it to gain further aesthetic and aero revisions when it finally hits the market.”

At first glance, the black 911 pictured here would appear to be some kind of 992 Turbo prototype. However, the vehicle pictured here has a different exhaust system compared to the other 992 turbo prototypes we’ve seen. It also has a revised rear bumper and new air outlets as well.


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“While the revised aero bits suggest this isn’t just a 911 Turbo mule, it’s the wheels that really give it away.”

While the revised aero bits suggest this isn’t just a 911 Turbo mule, it’s the wheels that really give it away. Look closely, and you’ll see these rollers get a racing-style center lock element, which is standard fare on the GT3. True, the center-lock wheels are also offered as optional equipment on the Turbo, but Porsche wouldn’t send out a test mule with optional equipment this early. It would start with the standard stuff first.

If this is indeed the new 992, look for it to gain further aesthetic and aero revisions when it finally hits the market. That includes a new front bumper and fascia, with additional, larger intakes, and extra cooling ducts as well. And of course, the rear end will come with a giant GT3-style wing element, not the Turbo-esque whale tail equipped on this early tester.

While yes, we agree that the wing on this spied machine looks like it should belong on a Turbo, we’re still quite a ways off from the debut of the GT3, so expect some substantial changes in the near future.


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Either way, the next 911 was previewed earlier this year in a series of camo-clad images sent straight from Porsche, so you just know the 992 is very close to making its debut at this point. Once it does, add some extra body pieces, some bigger aero, some vents on the fenders, and a large wing in the rear, and bam – you’ve got yourself the next GT3.

2020 Porsche 911 GT3 Interior

  • Performance-oriented interior
  • Alcantara and carbon fiber everywhere
  • Bolstered performance bucket seats
  • Brushed aluminum components
  • Rounded gauges
  • Buttons along the center tunnel
  • Track gear like a lap timer

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Note current Porsche 911 GT3 picture here.

“Look for track stuff like a lap timer and data recorder, not to mention loads of Alcantara.”

While we have yet to get a glimpse inside the new GT3, we can deduce what it’ll get based on what Porsche has offered in the past.

To that end, we’re expecting Alcantara upholstery covering the majority of surfaces, with loads of carbon fiber as well. The seats will be bucket items with big side bolsters and contrast stitching, while the steering wheel will get a top center mark and no buttons. Behind the wheel will be a center-mounted tachometer, with ancillary gauges for road speed, engine vitals, and other important readouts bookending the large rev counter.

The latest infotainment goodies will be accessed via a center console digital screen, while an array of buttons will populate the center console. Brushed metal will adorn the various switchgear. Also look for track stuff like a lap timer and data recorder, all of which will send vital stats to your smartphone for a little online bragging.

2020 Porsche 911 GT3 Drivetrain

  • Might ditch NA engine in favor of two turbos
  • Might produce upwards of 550 horsepower
  • Could forgo manual transmission option
  • 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds
  • Likely to bring over rear-axle steering
  • Giant carbon ceramic brake discs

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“Stuttgart might ditch the current all-atmosphere 4.0-liter flat-six in favor of something smaller and boosted.”

As you can see in the above picture, the exhaust on this mule looks as though it’s rocking the twin exhaust side tips of the GT2, rather than the twin center pipes of the GT3. It’s the sort of thing that suggests this up-and-coming model is rocking a pair of snails on the manifold.

And given the rumors that the current 991.2-era GT3 is the final naturally aspirated GT3 Porsche will make, it starts to fall into place.

If that turns out to be the case, Stuttgart will ditch the current all-atmosphere 4.0-liter flat-six in favor of something smaller and boosted. For now, the GT3 produces upwards of 513 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque, which, properly applied to the pavement, can slingshot the GT3 to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds.

By contrast, this new turbocharged mill would undoubtedly give the new GT3 a considerable power boost, with some rumors pointing to a figure of 550 ponies. Expect a sizable torque increase as well, with the 0-to-60 mph time getting a serious downsizing in the process.

The 992 GT3 is also likely to get an eight-speed PDK automatic as its exclusive transmission option, which certainly stands in stark contrast to the manual transmission option offered on the current 991.2 GT3. Of course, the high-tech trans will make the car substantially faster in the long run, but, as the purists will tell you, the driving experience will be much less involved than a true third-pedal option.

Finally, for the handling, don’t forget Porsche’s penchant for plus-sized carbon ceramic brakes under those center-lock wheels. We’re also thinking the recently introduced rear-axle steering system will make its return for the next-gen model.

2020 Porsche 911 GT3 Prices


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With the base model 992-generation 911 likely getting its debut later in October at the Paris Auto Show, the tuned-up GT3 is still several years out. We’re thinking it’ll break cover either next year or in 2020.

When it does, expect a price tag starting around the $150,000 mark (the current GT3 starts at $143,600, while the GT3 RS starts at $187,500).

2020 Porsche 911 GT3 Competition

Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupe


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Although it takes a slightly different approach to the problem of speed, the Mercedes-AMG GT R is still quite the competitor for the Porsche 911 GT3. Power is provided by a front-mounted 4.0-liter V-8, which gets stuffed by a pair of turbochargers to produce as much as 577 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, all of which is sent to the rear axle by way of a seven-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch automatic gearbox that’s mounted in the rear of the vehicle. All told, the AMG GT R will hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Pricing starts at $157,000.

Read our full review on the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R.

Audi R8


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Offering a few extra high-tech features compared to the Porsche, the Audi R8 is still every bit the performer. Motivation is derived from a 5.2-liter V-10, which produces as much as 540 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. Keeping it under control is the Audi magnetic ride suspension, as well as a Quattro AWD system. If that doesn’t suit your fancy, there’s also a new special edition RWD version if you prefer to go old school with your drivetrain layout. Pricing starts at $164,900.

Read our full review on the 2018 Audi R8.

Conclusion


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“Unfortunately, in an era where the demand for the best and the quickest seems to trump tradition at every turn, things like all-atmosphere engines and manual transmissions aren’t long for this world.”

While we’re just speculating here, it’s looking like there’s some pretty massive changes coming down the line for the Porsche 911 GT3. Headlines include a turbocharged power plant and exclusive automatic transmission, both of which will make the machine substantially quicker, but are sure to enrage the purists.

Of course, we could be wrong. Various Porsche brass have made a few comments that suggest the brand is looking to retain the naturally aspirated power plants and third pedal options for it’s high-end performance models, so maybe the GT3 will stay true to its roots.

Thing is, in an era where the demand for the best and the quickest seems to trump tradition at every turn, not to mention Volkswagen’s move towards ever-greater efficiency for it’s entire portfolio, things like all-atmosphere engines and manual transmissions aren’t long for this world.

  • Leave it
    • * No NA engine
    • * No manual transmission
    • * Plenty of competition to choose from now

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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.

Continue reading for the full story.

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

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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.

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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

Porsche GT3


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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.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package

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.

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

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.

Continue reading to learn more about the history behind the Porsche 911 GT3.

PostHeaderIcon Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Launched in 2015, the 991-generation GT3 RS was a significant update over the GT3 and a big departure from the previous car design-wise, having borrowed base bodywork from the Turbo model. On the other hand, the 4.0-liter inline-six was pretty much identical to the 997-generation GT3 RS 4.0 model, as was the 500-horsepower output, a bit of letdown for those expecting a more powerful car. This minor inconvenience was fixed with the upgraded GT3 RS, which gained a more potent engine now that the standard GT3 has been updated to the same 4.0-liter mill. Set to make its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the 991.2 GT3 RS might just be the last naturally aspirated GT3 model.

Unleashed on public roads in early 2017 as a prototype, the new GT3 RS isn’t exactly new. Heavily based on the GT3, it shares many features with its non-RS sibling and it takes a closer look to spot the differences inside and out. But it’s the engine that sets the RS apart thanks to an extra 20 horsepower, as well as the fact that you can’t get it with a manual transmission. The chassis setup is also different, so the RS is bound to be quicker on the race track. Just don’t expect it to be very different on the outside. Let’s find out more about that below.

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

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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Exterior

  • Revised features from 991.2 911
  • Sportier bumpers
  • Redesigned rear wing
  • Optional carbon-fiber parts
  • New colors
  • Optional Weissach Package

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“The new bumper sports improved aero bits, larger intakes, and an optimized splitter”

Having already seen the 991.2-generation 911, several GT3 RS prototypes, and knowing that GT3 model usually get all the features seen on the regular model, the car’s exterior design wasn’t much of a mystery. So the unveiling only comes to confirm all the new upgrades and unveils a cool new color. It’s a bright shade of green, it’s called Lizard Green, and makes the GT3 RS look stunning. Especially when paired with the vintage-style stripe and “GT3 RS” lettering on the side skirts.

Other than that, the new GT3 RS is exactly what I expected it to be.

The first thing that catches the eye is the front bumper taken off the non-RS 911 GT3 that Porsche introduced in 2017. The new element sports improved aero bits, larger intakes, and an optimized splitter. The nose and headlamps are seemingly identical to the previous RS, but the lights under the plastic lenses are different. If you’re looking for something that sets the RS apart from the standard GT3, check out the NACA ducts on the trunk lid.


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“The diffuser has a more aggressive design with new vents an vertical slats underneath”

Moving onto the sides, the new GT3 RS didn’t change much compared to the previous model. The side skirts are a bit thicker, the rear fender vents has bigger edges, and the intakes in the rear bumper are taller. But other than that and the new twin-five-spoke wheels, the profile of the GT3 RS carries over unchanged.

Around back, the sports car gained the revised taillights of the standard 911, but the wing is also a bit different. The stanchions have a simpler design, likely borrowed from the 911 race cars, while the wing’s side element are slightly bigger. The center-mounted exhaust is still there, but the diffuser has a more aggressive design with deep cutouts for the new vents an vertical slats underneath. The engine hood also adopted the 911’s new configuration.

Nine exterior colors are available, as well as four wheel finishes, including gold and a new satin black model with a green lip. Exterior options are similar to the outgoing model and include LED headlamps with black interior, badge delete, blak door handles, and carbon-fiber mirror caps and window triangle.

The available Weissach Package adds the most interesting features, as it includes a front lid, roof, rear wing, and mirror housings made of exposed carbon-fiber for weight saving purposes.

Previous Generations Porsche 911 GT3 RS


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Porsche 911 GT3 RS – 997.2 generation

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS – 997.1 generation

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS – 996 generation

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
– Exterior Dimensions

Length 179.4 in
Width (w/ mirrors) 77.9 in
Width (w/ mirrors folded) 74.0 in
Height 51.1 in
Drag coefficient (Cd) 0.36 Cd
Wheelbase 96.6 in
Turning circle 36.4 ft
Front track 62.5 in
Rear track 61.3 in

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Interior

  • Standard carbon-fiber seats
  • Lightweight door panels
  • Optional fire extinguisher
  • Carbon-fiber trim
  • Aluminum trim
  • Bose audio system

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“The interior of the new GT3 RS carries over unchanged for the most part”

The interior of the new GT3 RS carries over unchanged for the most part. It’s based on the latest GT3 model and it gets a few updates on top of the familiar Alcantara upholstery, “RS” badges, and 918 Spyder steering wheel. Highlights include full bucket seats made of carbon-fiber (adjustable sports seats are available at no extra cost), lightweight door panels with cloth loops, and the Clubsport package. Available at no additional charge, the latter adds a roll-over bar, a manual fire extinguisher, preparation for a battery disconnect switch, and a six-point seatbelt.

The Weissach package adds a few new features as well, including carbon-fiber trim for the steering wheel and gearshift paddles, a “Weissach” logo on the cupholder cover, and “Weissach” embroidered headrests.


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“The Weissach package adds a few new features, including carbon-fiber trim for the steering wheel and gearshift paddles”

Cabin options are quite numerous. There’s auto dimming mirrors with integrated rain sensor, seat heating, instrument dials in red and white and similar trim for the Sport Chrono clock. The seatbelts can be had in different colors, including Guards Red, Racing Yellow, and Lizard Green. You can also have certain elements, such as the air vents and the climate control panel finished in one of more than 15 colors.

You can also opt to have various elements wrapped in leather or Alcantara, as well as pick between aluminum and carbon-fiber trim. If you’re a fan of the lightweight composite, you can go with carbon-fiber floor mats, door-sill guards, and personalized sills for around $3,000. Finally, Porsche offers a Bose surround sound system, just in case you get tired of the flat-six’s aggressive roar.

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Drivetrain

  • Updated 4.0-liter flat-six
  • 520 horsepower
  • 0 to 60 in 3.0 seconds
  • Top speed at 194 mph
  • PDK transmission only
  • Retuned chassis
  • Optional carbon-ceramic brakes

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“The upgraded engine delivers an extra 20 horsepower over the outgoing model”

As some of you may remember, the previous GT3 RS received a 4.0-liter flat-six instead of the more traditional 3.8-liter unit. The then-new engine had 500 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque and made the RS 25 horses more powerful than the GT3. Now that the facelifted GT3 received the same powerplant with the same output rating, it was pretty obvious that the RS needed a bit more oomph in order to make a difference.

And Porsche delivered, as the updated unit is rated at 520 horsepower, which accounts for a 20-horsepower bump, just as predicted. Torque figures are still a mystery, but the output shouldn’t jump by more than 10 to 15 pound-feet.


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“The revised settings and improved aerodynamics enable the GT3 RS to hit the 60-mph mark in a cool three seconds”

The added oomph didn’t do much to make the RS quicker, but the revised settings and improved aerodynamics enable the GT3 RS to hit the 60-mph mark in a cool three seconds, a tenth-second quicker than the previous model. That’s with the quick-shifting PDK transmission, as there is no manual option for this car. Top speed is rated at 194 mph, below that of the 911 Turbo.

Other upgrades include a revised rear-axle steering system from the GT3, dynamic engine mounts, and a retuned suspension for better cornering and performance at the race track. The motorsport-based chassis now uses ball joints on all arms for greater precision, while the options list includes a front axle lift system, a Chrono Package with Preparation for Lap Trigger, an extended range fuel tank, and the very expensive ceramic-composite brakes.

The Weissach package adds anti-roll bars and end links made from carbon-fiber, which saves around 11.7 pounds. In all, this bundle reduces the GT3 RS’ curb weight by 13.4 pounds, taking it down to 3,152 pounds.

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS – Specifications

Engine 4.0-liter flat-six
Horsepower 520 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Torque 346 LB-FT @ 6,000 RPM
Transmission 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung
Top track speed 193 mph
0 – 60 mph 3.0 s
1/4 mile 10.9 s

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Prices


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The new 911 GT3 RS is available to order starting February 2018 and starts from $187,500 in the U.S. That’s a $39,000 premium over the 911 GT3. The European launch is planned in mid-April 2018, with prices starting from €195,137, including VAT and country-specific equipment.

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Competition

Lamborghini Huracan Performante


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Finding a proper competitor for the 911 GT3 RS is next to impossible given that there aren’t any other rear-engine performance cars out there, but there’s at least one mid-engined track beast that will give this Porsche a run for its money. It’s called the Lamborghini Huracan Performante and it’s the most menacing road-legal Lambo built to date. And don’t let the road-legal description fool you, the Performante is actually a race car in disguise. Based on the already popular Huracan, the Performante gained a comprehensive aerodynamic package and a revised chassis for enhanced performance, while a retuned 5.2-liter V-10 engine sends 631 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels. As you might have already guessed, the extra oomph and the AWD system makes the Performante significantly quicker, needing onlyh 2.8 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standing start. The Lambo is fast on race tracks too, having set a new Nurburgring record for production cars at 6:52.01 minutes. This benchmark makes it five seconds quicker than the Porsche 918 Spyder, so it’s safe to assume it would be quicker than the upcoming GT3 RS around the “Green Hell” too. On the flipside, pricing for the Performante starts from $274,390, at least $70,000 more than the German sports car.

Learn more about the Lamborghini Huracan Performante.

Mercedes-AMG GT R


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The AMG GT R may not be as extreme as the GT3 RS and it’s a different kind of animal due to its front-engined configuration, but it’s also turbocharged and quite fun to drive at the track. Developed around the milder GT, the GT R features a more aggressive design and advanced aerodynamics for increased performance. The German coupe is packed with all the goodies you’d expect from a track-prepped car, including larger intakes, wider fenders, and a massive diffuser around back. Inside, the GT R has sport bucket seats in leather and microfiber, optional carbon-fiber trim, and a performance-oriented instrument cluster. Motivation comes form the same twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 as found in the standard model, but massaged to deliver 577 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Hitting 60 mph from a standing start in this Merc takes 3.5 seconds, while top speed is rated at 198 mph. Granted, the GT R is significantly slower than the competition, but pricing is expected to start from around $160,000, which makes it more than $100K more affordable.

Find out more about the Mercedes-AMG GT R.

Ferrari 488 Pista


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Unveiled on the same day as the 911 GT3 RS, the 488 Pista is a beefed-up version of the 488 GTB and the spiritual successor to the iconic 458 Special. Pista gained some radical changes on the outside, with both the front and rear fascias hinting at full-blowing 488-based race cars. Updates are less impressive on the inside, but there are a few exclusive features to enjoy, as well as extra carbon-fiber. The twin-turbo, 3.9-liter V-8 gained 50 extra horses over the 488 GTB, now generating a whopping 710 horsepower. The sprint to 62 mph takes 2.85 seconds, which makes it quicker than the 911 GT3 RS. The Pista’s top speed is also superior at 211 mph. And it’s pricier too, as the sticker is expected to sit between $320,000 and $340,000.

Read our full review of the 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista.

Conclusion


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The 991-generation 911 has been one of the most popular in the model’s history and its performance is arguably the best, and the new GT3 RS will only comes to confirm the tremendous effort Porsche has put into the nameplate in recent years. Of course, with a GT2 RS already in dealerships, the GT3 RS isn’t be the most extreme version of the current generation, but it’s a tremendous alternative for die-hard enthusiasts who still love naturally aspirated engines. It’s also safe to assume that the highly limited production run will turn the updated GT3 RS in a highly prized collectible in no time. It’s the kind of vehicle that will be sold out the second day it goes on sale. On a sad note, it will be the last GT3 RS to use a naturally aspirated engine. Recent reports suggest that the next-gen model will be turbocharged and it’s a scenario that makes a lot of sense.

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    • * Tough competition from the Huracan Performante
    • * The AMG GT R is a significantly more affordable proposition

References

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$12,500.00
End Date: Wednesday Sep-26-2018 11:46:09 PDT
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1965 Ford Mustang convertible 1965 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE---GORGEOUS !!!
$14,234.00 (25 Bids)
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro 1969 Camaro rust free project roller with bucket seats
$4,501.00 (15 Bids)
End Date: Monday Sep-24-2018 15:00:00 PDT
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
$35,200.00 (34 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-30-2018 13:58:43 PDT
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1965 Chevrolet Other Pickups 65 Chevrolet 1 ton panel
$5,000.00 (0 Bids)
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2004 Ford Mustang GT 2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L V8 5-speed (Screaming Yellow) Headers / Exhaust
$3,900.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-25-2018 19:00:00 PDT
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1967 Chevrolet Corvette 1967 Corvette Coupe 427/390hp 4 Speed Lynndale Blue PS PB Side Exhaust Restored
$46,877.00 (15 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Sep-26-2018 18:01:22 PDT
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1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
$39,000.00
End Date: Monday Oct-1-2018 17:34:51 PDT
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1969 Ford Mustang 1969 Fastback 351 Gulfstream Aqua MACH 1. STEEL People mover front valence! :)
$12,995.00
End Date: Sunday Sep-23-2018 14:55:26 PDT
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1970 Ford Mustang 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Marti Report 351W Four Speed Trans PS Rotis Resto
$21,100.00 (15 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Sep-22-2018 13:58:49 PDT
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1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible AME OWNER FOR 40 YEARS IN FLORIDA SOLID FLOORS PROJECT CAR WELD WHEELS
$13,900.00
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