Many have still never heard of it. Some believe it's all just a myth. For the true fan, though, behi… LEARN MORE »
Many have still never heard of it. Some believe it's all just a myth. For the true fan, though, behind the idyllic green hills of the Swabian region in Germany the promised land does exist: Flacht. The home of Porsche Motorsport. Our home. The place in which the Porsche heart beats the fastest. Where the transfer from motorsport into series production is routine daily practice. Where the proving ground is our playground. And precision is our greatest passion.
Here, in Flacht, is where the new 911 GT3 turned its first laps. Here is where the mighty sound of its 4.0-liter horizontally opposed and naturally aspirated engine roared for the first time. Here is where the chassis was tuned over the course of countless test kilometer with the meticulous scrutiny only otherwise afforded to the Porsche 919 Hybrid for Le Mans.
Our engineers invested all their racing experience into it, tweaking and honing into the night. Afterwards, they would all say: "It couldn't get any better." Only to ask themselves the next morning: "Could we not make it even better?" A hundredth of a second faster, a percentage point more agile, a gram lighter?
Then – and only then – could we award the highest distinction there is at Porsche :
Born in Flacht.
The greatest resistance we know here in Flacht? Headwind. It's a matter of confronting it – with opt… LEARN MORE »
The greatest resistance we know here in Flacht? Headwind. It's a matter of confronting it – with optimum aerodynamics and favorable drag coefficients. But it's also a matter of exploiting it. By using it to cool the brakes, for example – or as a supply of combustion air. And, of course, to generate downforce on the racetrack.
How do we reconcile these most conflicting of parameters? With a harmonious overall concept. And, of course, a design in which every detail must demonstrate its functionality first and foremost.
The new front end of the 911 GT3 makes one thing instantly clear: this car is not here simply to make up the numbers. Large openings left and right, together with new airblades on each side, improve cooling. Even the customary 911 GT3 air outlet to the front of the luggage compartment lid helps to ensure plenty of fresh air. All cooling air intakes are protected by air intake grilles in titanium color.
Responsible for the leaner build: lightweight polyurethane with hollow glass microspheres and carbon-fiber elements. The complete front end is made from this light yet extremely robust high-tech material. Responsible for the extra downforce at the front axle: the wide front spoiler lip.
Responsible for clear vision: Bi-Xenon™ main headlights, fitted as standard, including dynamic range control and headlight cleaning system. LED headlights are available as an option. Direction indicators, daytime running lights and position lights, all designed with LED technology, have now been made even sleeker – leaving a larger surface area for the air openings.
The first impression is like the second: the new 911 GT3 has a more imposing appearance. And always looks ready to pounce. More aggressive as well? We prefer to say: more impatient. At least for those on the racetrack who see it approaching in their rear-view mirror.
Squat is how the rear looks. And squat is also its stance on the road. That's because the 911 GT3 is an extra 44 mm wider and sits approximately 25 mm lower than the 911 Carrera . It's because the LED taillights are not only slimline, they are now also shaped three dimensionally. It's because the central twin tailpipe of the sports exhaust system is a visual clue to the car's low center of gravity.
Like the front, the revised rear end is also manufactured from lightweight polyurethane. The rear lid, wing and wing uprights are in carbon. The central air outlet slit is larger and positioned higher than on the predecessor model. The two black-finish ram-air scoops on the rear lid supply the engine with combustion air.
A trademark of the GT models and a pointer in the direction of motorsport: the fixed rear wing. It is approximately 20 mm higher than on the predecessor model. For a further gain in downforce.
Four additional fins at the rear of the underbody panelling reinforce the aerodynamic effect of the diffuser. And they also appear to pull the new 911 GT3 down closer to the racetrack. Especially to those who just saw it overtake.
Spoiler, ducktail, breakfast board. Whether a 911 Turbo , 911 Carrera RS 2.7 or 911 GT3: the rear win… LEARN MORE »
Spoiler, ducktail, breakfast board. Whether a 911 Turbo , 911 Carrera RS 2.7 or 911 GT3: the rear wing of the sports car has always challenged its fans with original names. Or should we say: nicknames? These fans will have to be strong now, but we promise: you will be more than richly rewarded. As with the new optional Touring Package, the 911 GT3 does without the fixed rear wing, but its 'wolf in sheep's clothing' appearance gives the vehicle a visual as well as dynamic driving purism that last but not least, will be expressed on the road.
As with the 911 Carrera , an automatically extending rear wing helps to ensure for the necessary downforce in the high-speed range. With the 911 GT3 with Touring Package, the rear wing is also given an aerodynamic lip (Gurney Flap) in the exterior color. Just above that: the especially designed rear lid grille with 'GT3 touring' badge. In contrast to the standard equipment, the turn signals and taillights are not tinted. Moreover, the side window strips, the tailpipe trims of the sport exhaust system and the covers for the headlight cleaning system have been carried out in the classic silver color. Just like the "PORSCHE" lettering on the rear. The Touring Package is also optionally available with a black exterior.
It will be even better for supporters of pure driving pleasure. In conjunction with the Touring Package, the 911 GT3 is equipped with the 6-speed GT sport manual transmission and dual-mass flywheel. The shift throw is short with unfiltered driving pleasure - and the endorphins are released, as already promised.
Leather dominates the interior instead of Alcantara®. That is another indication that the 911 GT3 with Touring Package has been developed especially for those drivers who do not only see their territory on the race track. With the partial leather interior with decorative stitching in black, the steering wheel rim and top center marking are lined in smooth-finish leather. This also applies to the gear lever, door armrests, center console storage compartment lid and door release levers. The seat centers are made of black fabric. The headrests are embossed with the Porsche Crest. The door sill guards are made of brushed aluminum in black, as well as the decorative trims on the instrument panel and center console.
The new 911 GT3 with Touring Package: authentic GT sport paired with refined understatement. Those who thought these poles were diametrically opposed are in for a big surprise.
The engine of the new 911 GT3 is not meant as a friendly Swabian gesture, but as a throwing down of… LEARN MORE »
The engine of the new 911 GT3 is not meant as a friendly Swabian gesture, but as a throwing down of the gauntlet. To everyday life. To physics. But, above all, to all the other drivers on the racetracks of this world.
Brief for the new engine: naturally aspirated engine from motorsport, low down in the rear, six cylinders, horizontally opposed pistons. A full four liters of displacement. And high performance potential with unadulterated sound.
The new drive unit was developed – where else? – in Flacht. Particularly robust and powerful, it is based on the engine fitted in the 911 GT3 Cup.
The oil supply principle, which uses a separate engine oil tank, and the concept of four valves per cylinder with cam followers and rigid valve train have also been derived directly from motorsport.
From its impressive capacity of 3,996 cm³, the engine draws a maximum power output of 368 kW (500 hp). With Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), fitted as standard, the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 3.4 seconds and top track speed is 318 km/h. With the optional 6-speed GT sports manual transmission, the time is 3.9 seconds. Top track speed? Not reached until 320 km/h.
At Porsche , natural aspiration also means a high-revving concept. The needle in the 911 GT3 doesn't hit red until 9,000 rpm. Maximum torque is 339 lb/ft – some 20 Nm more than is offered by the predecessor model. It is available at 6,000 rpm, while maximum power output is achieved at 8,250 rpm.
As far as the efficiency of the engine – and its power output – is concerned, direct fuel injection (DFI) makes a decisive contribution. It does so with millisecond precision and a pressure of up to 200 bar. For optimum mixture formation and combustion in the combustion chamber. And, relative to the engine's high power output, it helps to achieve favorable fuel consumption and comparatively low CO2 emissions.
VarioCam is an engine timing concept that distinguishes between various engine speeds and load states so that timing can be adapted to suit the current power demand. It regulates not only the adjustment of the intake camshafts but also the exhaust camshafts in order to deliver increased power and torque.
Adjustment takes place imperceptibly under the control of the electronic engine management. The result is very smooth running and, above all, high power and torque across the entire engine speed range.
The valves are operated by cam followers – a principle derived from motorsport. Clearance compensation between the camshafts and valves of the new 911 GT3 is realized not by hydraulic means, but by shim plates as part of a solid arrangement. This kind of valve timing design provides greater robustness and enables remarkably high engine speeds even under hard use.
Motorsport principles are also applied to the engine's oil supply. Continued lubrication is vital, e… LEARN MORE »
Motorsport principles are also applied to the engine's oil supply. Continued lubrication is vital, especially at very high engine speeds of up to 9,000 rpm and under the effects of the particularly high lateral and longitudinal acceleration that can be experienced on the racetrack.
Seven scavenge pumps in total return the engine oil quickly and efficiently to the external oil tank. Together with a new oil pressure pump offering fully variable displacement, optimum oil pressure is assured in all operating conditions. This system provides reliable lubrication of hard-working components and increases the robustness of the engine under heavy use on the racetrack.
Also new is the particularly efficient supply of oil to the heavily loaded connecting rod bearings. This is realized by a central oil feed into the crankshaft. Another innovation sees the oil efficiently defoamed by a centrifuge before it is delivered to the separate oil tank. This engineering solution originates from high-performance motorsport and is also used in the Porsche 919 Hybrid, an LMP1 class competitor.
The new 911 GT3 is factory-filled with Mobil 1 fully synthetic high-performance engine oil. The excellent lubrication properties of this oil ensure a reliable cold start, even at very low temperatures, and contribute not least to the durability of the engine.
In interaction with the sports exhaust system, the variable intake manifold in synthetic material an… LEARN MORE »
In interaction with the sports exhaust system, the variable intake manifold in synthetic material and featuring two switchable resonance flaps helps to ensure efficient gas cycles.
This results in an impressive torque curve, a high maximum torque and high power output across a broad engine speed range.
The sports exhaust system of the new 911 GT3 has two front silencers, two catalytic converters and one rear silencer, which discharges into the central twin-tract tailpipes. The large volume of the exhaust system reduces exhaust back pressure and thus increases power output.
In response to data provided by two Lambda sensors, the stereo Lambda control circuits regulate the composition of the exhaust gas separately in each exhaust tract. Another pair of sensors monitor pollutant conversion in the respective catalytic converters.
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is part of Porsche motorsport history. In 1986 and 1987, the Porsche 96… LEARN MORE »
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is part of Porsche motorsport history. In 1986 and 1987, the Porsche 962 secured overall victories in Le Mans – with the Doppelkupplung dual-clutch transmission that had undergone continuous development since the 1960s. The rapid gear changes added up to seconds and, over the course of 24-hour races, to minutes that would ultimately lead to era-defining victories.
Today, PDK is continuing to set standards – this time in series production. With gear changes that take place in milliseconds and with no interruption in the flow of power – for faster acceleration and moderate fuel consumption.
But it gets even better. In the 911 GT3, PDK boasts an even sportier setup – with the short gear ratios specific to the 911 GT3 and the crisp, short movements of the gearshift paddles.
The racing feel is down to seven performance-oriented gears, where even 7th gear has a sports ratio engineered for maximum speed. Manual operation of the gear selector is based on the established motorsport principle: back to shift up, forward to shift down.
This is how it works. PDK is essentially two gearboxes in one and thus requires two clutches. This double-clutch arrangement provides an alternating, non-positive connection between the two half gearboxes and the engine by means of two separate input shafts. During a gear change, therefore, one clutch simply opens and the other closes at the same time, enabling gear changes to take place within milliseconds.
All that has consequences, not least for acceleration, for overall performance and for fuel economy. Driving feels even more dynamic and agility is increased.
What about the gear changes themselves? You'll feel them and you'll hear them. The electronic transmission control logic of the Intelligent Shift Program (ISP) offers more immediate and faster traction-induced upshifts and downshifts on overrun. In PDK SPORT mode, downshifts under braking are more aggressive while, under acceleration, the shift points are raised even further. So changing up a gear becomes a physical experience – and an emotive one.
In all honesty, we can't promise you a particularly great deal at this point. Apart from a whole lot of effort, sweat, aching muscles and tears. Tears of joy, that is, because the optional 6-speed GT sports manual transmission brings pure, hands on pleasure back to the cockpit.
Six performance-oriented gears are available for you to select, with every single bite of the clutch also accompanied by a surge of adrenaline.
Your job: hand and leg work. Lots of it. The shift throw? Extremely short. Every gear change? Exceedingly precise.
With the 6-speed GT sports manual transmission, the focus is not on every tenth of a second, but on unconditional driving pleasure and unfiltered emotion.
By the by, the 911 GT3 with manual transmission including dual-mass flywheel and mechanically locking rear differential saves approximately 17 kg.
What does this mean for you? Unfiltered driving pleasure. On twisting roads as well as on the racetrack. In a thoroughbred sports car that will move you to tears of joy, time and time again.
The dynamic throttle-blip function gives your emotions no respite. And the sound will be music to your ears. No matter which gear you're in.
It's nine in the morning. A typical Tuesday like any other. Or a Wednesday. Rolling green hills all… LEARN MORE »
It's nine in the morning. A typical Tuesday like any other. Or a Wednesday. Rolling green hills all around. The sun comes out. An idyllic Swabian scene.
The peace is shattered by a test car. It streaks across the Weissach test track. It drives through the northern corner, then the Can-Am-Nord section and then the Bott chicane. The Alter Hof ascent? Leaves it be on the left. In second gear, it negotiates the crest of Flacht. At high speed down onto the long straight – the hallowed halls of the Motorsport department sweep by in the side window. And back it goes once again to the northern corner. And again. And again. And so it continues month after month. That's fine-tuning.
What might sound like racing dedication is actually, and above all, a question of philosophy. Not so much that of Plato, Hegel and Kant, but rather the philosophy of fine-tuning and, more specifically, the chassis of the new 911 GT3. And that, too, is a complex business.
For a further improvement to driving dynamics, the new 911 GT3 benefits from a new chassis setup.
The results: excellent pitch, roll and directional stability and extraordinary steering precision. Long-distance comfort wasn't ignored either. To achieve all that, we think putting in a few thousand extra laps is worth the while.
Toe angle, camber and anti-roll bars can also be adjusted individually for racetrack use.
Fitted as standard, rear-axle steering combines performance and everyday driveability. An electromec… LEARN MORE »
Fitted as standard, rear-axle steering combines performance and everyday driveability. An electromechanical adjustment system at each rear wheel enables the steering angle to be adapted based on the current driving situation, steering input and vehicle speed.
Advantage at low speeds: the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to that of the front wheels. This has the virtual effect of shortening the wheelbase. Negotiating tight corners becomes a more dynamic experience, while parking becomes easier to manage and the turning circle is reduced.
Advantage at higher speeds: the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as that of the front wheels. Thanks to this virtual extension of the wheelbase, driving stability and agility are increased – especially in the event of fast lane changes or during overtaking maneuvering on the racetrack.
On the racetrack in particular, the unforgiving forces of physics should certainly not be underestim… LEARN MORE »
On the racetrack in particular, the unforgiving forces of physics should certainly not be underestimated. But they can be exploited. Not least in the interests of dynamic performance. This is what we do with dynamic engine mounts.
This electronically controlled system minimizes the perceptible oscillations and vibrations of the entire drivetrain, especially the engine, and combines the benefits of a hard or soft engine mounting arrangement.
A hard engine mounting delivers optimum dynamic performance because it offers the highest degree of handling precision possible. Soft engine mounts, on the other hand, minimize oscillations and vibrations. While comfort is improved on uneven road surfaces, this comes at the expense of dynamic performance.
Our engineers have solved this problem by enabling the stiffness and damping performance of the engine mounts to adapt to changes in driving style and road surface conditions. This has been achieved by the use of a fluid with magnetic properties in interaction with an electromagnetic field.
With a harder engine mounting, handling is perceptibly more stable under load change conditions and in fast corners. The dynamic engine mount system also reduces the vertical oscillations of the engine when accelerating under full load. The results are greater and more uniform drive force at the rear axle, increased traction and better acceleration. Whenever a less assertive driving style is adopted, the dynamic engine mounts automatically soften to provide a heightened level of comfort.
The 20-inch 911 GT3 wheels are silver colored as standard and made from a forged alloy. The central… LEARN MORE »
The 20-inch 911 GT3 wheels are silver colored as standard and made from a forged alloy. The central locking device bearing the 'GT3' logo is the essence of motorsport. Compared with the conventional five wheel bolts, it offers enhanced performance thanks to the reduction in rotating masses. And, of course, it ensures a faster wheel change.
245/35 ZR 20 on 9 J x 20 at the front
305/30 ZR 20 on 12 J x 20 at the rear
Road-approved sports tires on the new 911S help to provide the necessary grip. Bear in mind, however, that the reduced tread depth increases the risk of aquaplaning on wet surfaces.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is fitted as standard. Not only does it issue warnings in the event of a gradual or sudden loss of pressure, it also features a racetrack mode. This factors in the lower inflation pressure of cold tires before an outing on the circuit.
This electronic active damping system offers continuous adjustment of the damping force on each whee… LEARN MORE »
This electronic active damping system offers continuous adjustment of the damping force on each wheel based on the current driving situation and your driving style.
At the press of a button, you can select between two different modes. 'Normal' mode is designed for sporty driving on public roads and on wet racetracks. 'Sport' mode is specially tuned for maximum lateral acceleration and offers the best possible traction on the track.
PSM automatically helps to maintain stability even at the limits of dynamic driving performance. In addition to the anti-lock braking system, it includes Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control (TC).
Sensors continuously monitor the direction, speed, yaw velocity and lateral acceleration of the car. Using this information, PSM is able to calculate the actual direction of travel at any given moment. If the car begins to oversteer or understeer, PSM applies selective braking on individual wheels to restore stability.
What's special about PSM in the new 911 GT3? The systems intervene with exceptional sensitivity and precision and can be completely deactivated in two stages for deliberately sporty handling.
PTV Plus has been specially adapted to the new 911 GT3. In conjunction with PDK, fitted as standard, the system operates with an electronically regulated and fully variable rear differential lock.
Numerous driving parameter inputs are the basis for the system's active control of the differential lock. The results are greater traction, particularly at the limits of dynamic performance, increased lateral dynamics and a significant improvement in driving stability under the effects of load changes in corners and when the car changes lane.
PTV – in conjunction with the optional GT sports manual transmission – operates with a mechanically regulated rear differential lock.
On surfaces with less grip, such as in the wet, each system strategically brakes the right or left rear wheel. This means that, whenever the car enters a corner, brake pressure is applied to the inside rear wheel. Consequently, a greater amount of drive force is distributed to the outside rear wheel, improving steering response and increasing agility.
The result: unrivalled pleasure at every twist and turn. It's just as well there happens to be so many waiting on the racetrack.
The new 911 GT3 also demonstrates top performance when it comes to negative acceleration. Here, we r… LEARN MORE »
The new 911 GT3 also demonstrates top performance when it comes to negative acceleration. Here, we rely on our expertise of many years as well as technologies that have passed the acid test of motorsport.
The new 911 GT3 is equipped as standard with a particularly powerful brake system with a specifically matched brake booster. The red six-piston aluminium brake calipers on the front axle and the four-piston equivalents at the rear are designed as monobloc units. This makes them highly resistant to deformation and enables a more rapid response and release of the brake, even under heavy loads.
The brake discs are 380 mm in diameter, front and rear. Thanks to their two-piece construction with cast iron brake discs and aluminium brake chambers, they save weight and thereby reduce unsprung and rotating masses. The brake discs are cross-drilled and internally vented for powerful braking even in adverse weather conditions. Or when pitted against the challenges of motorsport.
Flacht is something like the gateway between the race car and the series production sports car. The optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is the best example. In numerous racing series, including the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, it has been proven to withstand the harshest demands of the track.
PCCB dimensions are sized to match the performance potential of the new 911 GT3. That's why the cross-drilled ceramic brake discs have a diameter of 410 mm at the front and 390 mm at the rear – for even more formidable braking performance.
The use of six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers on the front axle and four-piston units at the rear – all finished in yellow – ensures extremely high brake forces which, crucially, are exceptionally consistent.
PCCB enables shorter braking distances in even the toughest road and race conditions. Safety under high-speed braking is also improved thanks to its excellent fade resistance.
The key advantage of PCCB is the extremely low weight of the ceramic brake discs, which are approximately 50 % lighter than standard discs of a similar design and size. As well as enhancing performance and fuel economy, this represents a major reduction in unsprung and rotating masses.
This results in better roadholding and increased comfort, particularly on uneven roads. Plus greater agility and further improved handling.
Advanced airbag technology is integrated in the form of full-size driver and passenger airbags, whic… LEARN MORE »
Advanced airbag technology is integrated in the form of full-size driver and passenger airbags, which are inflated in two stages depending on the severity and type of accident.
The Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP) also comes as standard. It comprises side impact protection elements in the doors and two side airbags on each side: an integral thorax airbag in each seat side bolster, and an upwards-inflating head airbag incorporated within each door.
In an era of intensifying debate about global climate change and CO2 emissions, every automotive man… LEARN MORE »
In an era of intensifying debate about global climate change and CO2 emissions, every automotive manufacturer is asking what it has to offer right now. Our answer? Excellent performance together with excellent efficiency.
Vehicles manufactured by Porsche demonstrate that even high-performance sports cars can achieve relatively moderate fuel consumption and exhaust emission values in their respective category.
This is accomplished, on the one hand, through the efficient use of fuel by means of efficiency-enhancing technologies such as direct fuel injection (DFI).
On the other hand, catalytic converters with stereo Lambda control circuits provide efficient emission control.
Intelligent lightweight construction has been integral to the Porsche identity since the very beginning. Today, it is achieved by the purposeful use of lightweight polyurethane, aluminum and magnesium. All materials selected are easily recyclable. Recycled plastics are used where they meet our exacting technical requirements.
All Porsche models – including the 911 GT3 – are designed to operate on fuels with an ethanol content of up to 10 %, e.g. 'E10'. Ethanol has a positive impact on the CO2 balance because it is derived from plants that absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.
The interior of a sports car is like an athlete's clothing: it must fit perfectly and feel like a se… LEARN MORE »
The interior of a sports car is like an athlete's clothing: it must fit perfectly and feel like a second skin. Only then can human and machine function as a single, sporty entity. To deliver superlative performance, the driver needs information that can be accessed quickly and an interior ergonomics concept that enables even faster use of it.
The requirement is fulfilled by an ascending center console that places the gear selector within direct reach of the steering wheel, by ergonomic gearshift paddles on the steering wheel itself and by conveniently positioned controls that dispense with unnecessary gadgetry but do open up new possibilities on the racetrack. Over 30,000 racing victories were not achieved by engine power alone.
Precise not fanciful, minimalist not trendy. True to Porsche style, the five round instruments integrated into the cockpit lead the way. The rev counter resides in the middle. Its dial is titanium colored and bears the 'GT3' logo.
The instrument cluster with 4.6-inch color screen provides you with a continuous stream of data from the on-board computer, including average speed and fuel consumption, fuel range and outside temperature, and allows you to view Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) information as well as the stopwatch of the optional Chrono Package. It also reminds you of your selected communication and audio settings or displays the map of the navigation system – but only for the rare occasion you aren't on the racetrack.
Durability, stability and resilience. These are the essential ingredients for materials in a sporty environment. It is an environment dominated by Alcantara® leather and silver-colored interior parts and brushed aluminum. Here, first and foremost, materials must be practical – and top quality. The fact that they also have the motorsport feel is a welcome bonus.
Alcantara® is easy to grip, wash and maintain. For this reason, it is mainly found in places where there is direct contact: on the steering wheel rim and gear selector as well as on the door handles, door armrests and lid of the center console storage compartment. The roof lining and C-pillar trims are also finished in Alcantara®.
Change gear like a motorsport professional – using the Sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles… LEARN MORE »
Change gear like a motorsport professional – using the Sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles. The sporty shift throw of the paddles is authentically short, making gearshifts even more direct and precise.
The Sports steering wheel offers up to 40 mm of height and reach adjustment. The steering wheel rim in black Alcantara® is easy to grip and remains in firm hands, even on sporty drives.
Useful before yet another left-right chicane on the racetrack: the top center marking in red, available as an option.
The ' Porsche Track Precision App' enables your driving stats to be displayed in detail, logged and a… LEARN MORE »
The ' Porsche Track Precision App' enables your driving stats to be displayed in detail, logged and analyzed on your device. The lap timer can be stopped automatically by means of the precise 10-Hz GPS signal of PCM, manually using the control stalk of the optional Chrono Package or, for even greater precision, by the optional lap trigger available from Porsche Tequipment. Recorded times can be compared directly from the smartphone.
On the racetrack, dynamic performance is visualized on your smartphone and, in addition to sector and lap times, the app is also able to show how the current lap compares with a previously defined reference lap. Graphical analyses of driving data plus a video analysis help the driver to keep improving driving performance. Recorded stats and circuit and driver profiles can be managed and shared from the smartphone itself.
For even greater precision in your lap time measurements, a lap trigger is available from Porsche Tequipment. This can be placed next to the start/finish line on the circuit where it will clock and share your lap times automatically. For more detailed information, visit www.porsche.com/tequipment to discover everything that the lap trigger has to offer.
In addition to the analogue and digital stopwatch on the dashboard, the optional Chrono Package boasts even greater functionality. PCM is upgraded to include a special performance display, enabling you to view, store and evaluate recorded lap times. In this way, you can see the current lap time and distance, number of laps completed and other times achieved so far. It is also possible to display the current fastest lap and range until empty. Any travelled distances can be recorded and benchmark times defined.
* App usage permitted on closed tracks only. Operation of this product (including the video recording feature in particular) could be prohibited by laws or regulations in specific places or events. Before any use of this product, please check that this is permitted under local laws and regulations.
Sound Package Plus, with eight loudspeakers and a total output of 150 watts, delivers excellent soun… LEARN MORE »
Sound Package Plus, with eight loudspeakers and a total output of 150 watts, delivers excellent sound. The amplifier integrated into Porsche Communication Management (PCM) optimally adapts the acoustic pattern in the vehicle interior to the driver and passenger.
The optional BOSE® Surround Sound System has been specially developed for the 911 models and is optimally tuned to the specific interior acoustics of these particular vehicles. The audio system features 12 fully active loudspeakers and amplifier channels including a patented 100-watt subwoofer integral to the vehicle bodyshell. This fully active system setup enables each individual loudspeaker to be optimally adapted to the vehicle interior and transforms the 911 GT3 into a fast-moving concert hall. Total output 555 watts.
The enhanced Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your central control unit for all infotainmen… LEARN MORE »
The enhanced Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your central control unit for all infotainment applications and is standard equipment in all models. The PCM features a high-resolution touch display with integrated proximity sensor which allows simple and convenient operation.
Infotainment already starts when you charge and connect your iPhone® or any other audio source. You can connect your device easily using either the USB port or AUX input. An internal hard drive ("Jukebox") and two SD card readers are provided in addition to the CD/DVD drive for playback of your personal music. After inserting the SD cards, you can simply play your music with the music player in the PCM.
The mobile phone preparation makes it easy for you to establish a Bluetooth® connection to a mobile phone that supports the hands-free profile (HFP). The cell phone can remain in your pocket or bag.
Further information on the availability of the functions and services described here and under " Porsche Connect" for your Porsche model is available in the Porsche Car Configurator and from your authorized Porsche dealer.
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The Connect Plus module ensures maximum connectivity in your Porsche .
It features an built-in LTE module with a SIM card slot for an excellent wireless Internet access point which gives you in-car online access from WLAN-enabled client devices (e.g. laptops, tablets or smartphones), simultaneously if necessary.
What's more, the Connect Plus module enables the usage of wide range of Porsche Connect services. Get more out of your everyday and delegate the multitasking to your sports car – so you can spend more time driving your Porsche .
At www.porsche.com/connect, you can find further information about the apps and services available.
With the Connect Plus module, you have access to a range of helpful Porsche Connect services. For ex… LEARN MORE »
With the Connect Plus module, you have access to a range of helpful Porsche Connect services. For example, real-time traffic information which provides you excellent visual aid so you can be sure that you're on the fastest route to your destination even before you set off. Throughout the journey, the real-time traffic information is regularly updated to keep you on the recalculated optimum route.
At www.porsche.com/connect, you can find further information about the apps and services available
In addition to its range of smart services, Porsche Connect offers two smartphone apps. The first, P… LEARN MORE »
In addition to its range of smart services, Porsche Connect offers two smartphone apps. The first, Porsche Car Connect, lets you use your smartphone or Apple Watch® to retrieve vehicle data and remotely control selected vehicle functions. Another feature is the Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (PVTS) including theft detection, enabling the remote location of a stolen vehicle across most of US.
The second app is the Porsche Connect app. This allows you to send chosen destinations to your Porsche before you start your journey. As soon as your smartphone has connected to PCM, you will be able to display them in the vehicle and transfer them directly to the navigation system. Even your smartphone calendar can be viewed directly on PCM and stored addresses used for route guidance. What's more, the Porsche Connect app gives you access to millions of music tracks thanks to its built-in music streaming function.
At www.porsche.com/connect, you can find further information about the apps and services available.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Design and cylinders||Boxer 6|
|Max. power||500 hp|
|Max. power at rpm||8,250 rpm|
|Max. torque||339 lb-ft|
|Max. torque at rpm||6,000 rpm|
|Compression ratio||13.3 : 1|
|Max. engine speed||9,000 rpm|
|Power-to-weight ratio (Manual)||6.3 lb/hp|
|Power-to-weight ratio (PDK (Automatic))||6.4 lb/hp|
|Max. power per liter||125.0 hp/l|
|Valves||2 intake / 2 exhaust|
|Exhaust emission treatment||Dual catalytic converters|
|Intake style||Resonance intake manifold with 2 switchable tuning flaps|
|Valve timing||VarioCam timing control for intake and exhaust camshafts|
|Width (w/ mirrors)||77.9 in|
|Width (w/ mirrors folded)||72.9 in|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.33 Cd|
|Turning circle||36.4 ft|
|Front track||61.1 in|
|Rear track||61.2 in|
|Curb weight (Manual)||3,116 lb|
|Curb weight (PDK (Automatic))||3,153 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (Manual)||3,880 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (PDK (Automatic))||3,917 lb|
|Maximum load||764 lb|
|Top track speed (Manual)||198 mph|
|Top track speed (PDK (Automatic))||197 mph|
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (Manual)||3.8 s|
|0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (PDK (Automatic))||3.2 s|
|City (Manual)||13 MPG|
|City (PDK (Automatic))||15 MPG|
|Highway (Manual)||21 MPG|
|Highway (PDK (Automatic))||20 MPG|
|Combined (Manual)||16 MPG|
|Combined (PDK (Automatic))||17 MPG|
|EPA Disclaimer||EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.|
|Chassis and Suspension|
|Front axle||MacPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar|
|Rear axle||LSA multi-link suspension with anti-roll bar|
|Brakes||380 mm internally vented and cross-drilled brake rotors front and rear with 6-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers front and 4-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers rear|
|Steering||Electric power-assisted steering with variable steering ratio|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Traction control||Component of Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Stability control||Porsche Stability Management (PSM)|
|Wheels (front)||9 J x 20 ET 55|
|Tires (front)||245 / 35 ZR 20|
|Wheels (rear)||12 J x 20 ET 47|
|Tires (rear)||305 / 30 ZR 20|
|Limited-slip differential||Electronically controlled locking rear differential|
|Front luggage compartment volume||4.4 ft³|
|Fuel tank||16.9 gal|
|Service & Warranty|
|Limited vehicle warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program|
|Main service interval||Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.|
|Limited paint warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)|
|Limited corrosion warranty||12 years/unlimited miles|
|Manual||From $ 143,600.00*|
|PDK (Automatic)||From $ 143,600.00*|
*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.