Get to know one of the most revolutionary 911 GT3 generations yet.
The 911 GT3 has always been the 911 model that takes the iconic sports car DNA and dials in the performance factor, maximizing the track and racing potential of the car and making for one of the most desirable driver’s cars in the world. However, for more reasons than you might realize, the 992 generation, the latest iteration of the Porsche 911 GT3, is the best 911 GT3 yet. Keep reading, and we’ll break down everything that makes the 992 911 GT3 one of the world’s best performance cars for the road and the track.
Porsche 911 992 GT3 Price
Being at the pinnacle of performance when it comes to the Porsche 911, the GT3 isn’t cheap by any means. At starting price, it will cost $161,100, but for that, you get some of the best technology available for cars, derived from motorsport and with no corners cut. Options and packages available for the car can bring the Porsche 911 992 GT3 price upwards of $200,000, and with its scarce availability, models available on the pre-owned market can increase even further. Expensive as it may be, the opportunity to own a 911 992 GT3 for sale, especially at its MSRP, is the opportunity at joining an exclusive community of GT3 owners who have one of the best 911s, let alone one of the best cars that money can buy.
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Porsche 911 992 GT3 Review
Compared to its predecessor, the 991.2 Porsche 911 GT3, the Porsche 911 992 GT3 review shows that despite being a 911, the 992 is a radically different car. With a wider body, improved suspension, better aerodynamics, and 9 more horsepower, bringing the Porsche 911 992 GT3 horsepower to 502, the car’s engineers have managed to squeeze every drop of performance they could out of the 911 GT3 DNA by revising the car from the ground up. Especially considering how amazing the 991.2 GT3 is, Porsche had to go to great lengths to make sure that the 992 GT3 was a superior car, and it shows.
Porsche 911 992 GT3 Specs
Being built from an entirely new 911, the Porsche 911 992 GT3 specs are indicative of a truly special and unique car that stands out and carries the legacy of the GT3 name to new heights. One of the reasons that the Porsche 911 992 GT3 0-60 is just 3.2 seconds is that the naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine has the ability to produce 502 horsepower, which only tells the beginning of the story when it comes to the GT3’s otherworldly performance on the track and street. In places like the hood and/or roof, carbon fiber is used on the 992 GT3 more than it ever has been before in order to save weight and extract as much dynamism and performance potential as possible out of the car. Along with this, the GT3 comes standard with a wider body than its other 911 counterparts, which in the previous 991 generation was reserved for the GT3 RS. This allows for improved tires, wheels, and brakes, which means that the increased power of the car gets put on the road more efficiently, and is matched with better control on the track and in the corners where it really matters. All of these improvements contribute to the Porsche 911 992 GT3 top speed of 197 mph.
|Porsche 911 992 GT3 Specs|
|Transmission:||7-speed PDK or 6-speed manual|
|0-60 mph:||3.2 s|
|¼ mile:||10.9 s @ 129 mph|
|Top Speed:||197 mph|
Porsche 911 992 GT3 Engine
The Porsche 911 992 GT3 engine continues the tradition of having a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-6 engine. While being a hallmark of Porsche history, this iconic engine is also a formidable power plant, as the same engine can be seen in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, where it dominates as a track-only superstar. Especially considering the fact that it is naturally aspirated, the 9-horsepower increase between the 991 generation GT3 and the 992 generation GT3 is incredibly significant, as Porsche seems to be exercising the absolute fullest potential of the 911 992 GT3 engine as they can, letting it rev all the way up to a screaming 9,000 rpm, and situating it so low and deep in the car for optimal weight distribution that the car actually lacks an accessible engine bay. If you pull what looks to be the engine bay release on the car, what you’ll find is that all it gives you access to is a place to add oil.
Porsche 911 992 GT3 Transmission
Many GT3 fans were disappointed when the 991 generation of the Porsche 911 GT3 was first released with only a PDK transmission available. While this transmission does provide quicker acceleration and faster shifts, many enthusiasts felt that a true driver’s car should include the option of having the personal touch and experience of a manual transmission. That’s why the Porsche 911 992 GT3 Transmission offers the option of a six-speed manual transmission or the seven-speed PDK transmission that has been offered in the previous model. The PDK offers faster acceleration, but the manual transmission offers lighter weight and a higher top speed, able to reach 199 mph rather than the PDK’s 197. One of the drawbacks of a semi-automatic transmission is that many driving techniques involve using the clutch pedal, which you can’t do with a semi-automatic. However, Porsche has included a function through pulling both pedals behind the steering wheel that allows you to do things like rev higher and clutch-kick, which gives you back some of the control of the manual transmission while still getting the PDK’s superior acceleration and on-track drivability.
Porsche 911 992 GT3 Interior
While many of the other models within the Porsche 911 lineup offer a luxury sports car experience with both comfort and performance, the performance dedication of the Porsche 911 992 GT3 interior refuses to compromise. While it is somewhat Spartan, it’s beautiful, well made, and unmistakably Porsche. The interior of the 992 GT3 serves as a reminder that you are in a car with racing heritage, racing inspiration, and racing potential. Alcantara and carbon fiber decorate the space, while optional full bucket seats (which cost $5,900) secure and support you for your journey or your race. And speaking of races, the Porsche 911 992 GT3 comes with an available Track driving mode, which takes the digital instrument panel and whittles the information down to only display what is absolutely necessary. The “Track Screen” displays temperatures, the tachometer, and the speedometer, in a way that is easy to read so you can focus on the track ahead.
Porsche 911 992 GT3 Brakes
The wider body of the 992 GT3 as compared to the 991 allows for the car to have large brakes and serious stopping power. With massive 16-inch discs in the front, and 15-inch discs in the back, both of which are vented and dimpled, rather than drilled for more clean and durable brakes for track use, and 6-piston calipers in the front with 4-piston calipers in the back, the stopping power of the Porsche 911 992 GT3 brakes allow drivers to aggressively attack corners and control the car for incredible track performance. Other 911 models like the 911 Turbo S have an incredible 10 pistons in the brake calipers, but because the GT3 is a much lighter car, 6 pistons give the GT3 all the stopping power it could need.
Porsche 911 992 GT2 Standout Features
With the wider body of the Porsche 911 992 comes a more aggressive aero kit. With Porsche’s “Swan Neck wing,” the 911 992 GT3 gives the bottom of the rear wing an unobstructed surface area, increasing downforce. In total, the aero kit on the 992 GT3 increases downforce by up to 150% compared to the 991 predecessor. However, that aggressive aero kit means that the 992 GT3 is very low to the ground. Porsche offers an option that helps take care of this weakness with a Front Axle lift system, available for $3,670, that pushes the car up just enough to clear obstacles, and can be configured with the GPS in the car to remember locations where it needs to be lifted.
The width of the tires unlocked a whole new realm of possibilities for the 992 GT3, with Michelin PilotSport Cup 2 R tires available for the car, which are road-legal tires that comes straight from the track. Along with this, the 992 GT3 comes with staggered wheel sizes for the first time ever. With 20-inch wheels in the front and 21-inch wheels in the back, the 992 GT3 takes every measure within the details to be the ultimate performance Porsche.
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