Porsche reveals off their new 2018 9912. GT3 in Frankfurt. Although this GT3 could look lots just like the 2014-15 GT3, there are in actual fact important adjustments. The largest is an all-new motor derived from motorsport racing’s GT3 Cup Vehicles. The brand new GT3’s peak energy output now could be 500 hp matching the outgoing GT3 RS. The opposite huge change is the addition of an non-compulsory handbook transmission, because the final GT3 was PDK solely. There are additionally some refined aerodynamic adjustments which add extra down drive. Mixed these adjustments allow the brand new GT3 to run the Nurburgring in 7 min, 12 seconds.
Why did Porsche provide a handbook though it’s slower? Porsche was overwhelmed with the demand for the 911R and GT4 which had been each supplied with handbook transmissions solely. There isn’t any denying the PDK’s are sooner, however there’s something so participating about rowing a handbook as we discovered when we tracked a GT4 at COTA. The handbook transmission GT3 runs Zero-60 in three.eight seconds versus the three.2 seconds for the PDK outfitted GT3. Time will inform the take charge on the handbook transmissions on the GT3.
Simply launched at Frankfurt’s present is a brand new GT3 non-compulsory Touring Bundle which deletes the rear spoiler and provides the automobile a really 911R look. Possibility this package deal on a GT3 with a handbook and you’ve got a lot inexpensive 911R although no much less participating. No phrase on how those that paid a premium for the 911R are taking this information.
The brand new 991.2 GT3 addresses two of the most important complaints of the final GT3, sourcing an precise motorsports derived engine and including an non-compulsory handbook transmission. The 2014-15 GT3 had such important engine points there was a whole cease gross sales on it and round 700 engines had been changed. There are additionally reviews on fanatic boards of the 991.1 GT3 having engine sturdiness points. To quell theses fears on the 991.1 GT3, Porsche just lately put a 10 yr, 120,000 mile guarantee on all of the 991.1 GT3 engines.
Base worth begins at $143,000 and is on sale now however good luck discovering one. As is changing into commonplace observe for Porsche GT vehicles, you’d have wanted to be on the listing to get one over a yr in the past at your native Porsche dealership.