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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The fastest version of Porsche 911 ready to roll

The Fastest One auto brand is widely known as the German's fast cars is Porsche. And recently the German automaker launched the latest generation of the 911 officially named Porsche 911 GT3, and followed by its newest derivative model called Porsche 911 GT3 Touring.
Porsche 911 GT3 (on right) posed along with its derivative model 911 GT3 Touring (on left), they're look almost similar in front views. (Picture from: Porsche)
All of these models are also known as the fastest 911 variant of the current 992 generation, and would increased the 911's competitiveness, after the greatness of its Turbo S beaten a series of supercars on the tracks. However, the current 911 GT3 performance is not only focused to speeding on the track, also legally to drive on the roads.
Porsche 911 GT3 is offered fiercely performance with a less eye-catching appearance in one package with its typical large-sized rear wing. (Picture from: Id.Motor1)
Likely, the Stuttgart-based automaker is repeating its way of offering a sportscar that performs as fiercely as a circuit race car, but with a less eye-catching appearance. From the 911 generation 991, now the 911 GT3 Touring is also offered in the 992 generation. All the ferocity of the GT3 style is still offered by Porsche, except for the absence of a large rear wing.
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring is an alternative and separate model of 911 GT3, with the different of the absence of the large-sized rear wing only. (Picture from: Indozone)
Unlike other manufacturers who ditched the rear wing as just a personalization option, Porsche considers this configuration worthy of its own name. So the 911 GT3 Touring is an alternative and separate model from the 911 GT3. Indeed, the look tends to be 'introverted' for a car with specifications close to a GT3 racing car, but the performance that can be enjoyed is claimed to remain the same.
Porsche 911 GT3's interior has a multifunction 360 mm diameter steering wheel with GT3-specific features. (Picture from: Carvaganza)
The 911 GT3 car uses the new chassis which is said the front axles have been changed to be wider 1.9-inch and then for the first time is supported by a double-wishbone suspension. Of course, the new suspension on the front wheels is to increase stability when cornering, including control when in the middle of a corner with a bumpy surface. In addition, the steering wheel also becomes more precise and direct. As for the rear axles are supported by multilink suspension, accompanied by more ball joints than the standard 911.

Visually, it looks like this Stuttgart-based manufacturer only released the GT wing for the Touring models. However, the downforce lost due to the absence of the rear wing is compensated by a larger spoiler, so the downforce loss is not that great. Not only that, Porsche also provides a number of differentiators on the trim to emphasize the difference with the regular GT3.
Porsche 911 GT3's interior gets an extensive layer of genuine-leather material trim(Picture from: SiamInsight)
Minor in nature, the 911 GT3 Touring has trim differences in the form of an aluminum frame on the exterior side mirrors, Touring badges on some parts, and a body-colored front spoiler. Usually this part is made black by Porsche, for the sake of highlighting the impression of racing. In terms of weight, the PDK version of the 911 GT3 Touring is 1,418 kg, and 1,435 kg for the manual version. This weight loss can be achieved thanks to the use of lightweight materials made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) on the front hood, rear wing, and spoiler under the rear wing.

As for the interior, the upgrade is implemented through a multifunction 360 mm diameter steering wheel with GT3-specific features. The drive mode button features for the first time on the steering wheel for a GT3 with a Race-Tex display. There is a seat option with the Sports Seats Plus version and a full carbon bucket seats which can be 11.8 kilograms lighter. While the PDK version of the transmission lever has a new design, which is similar to the manual version, and is certainly larger than the standard 992.
Porsche 911 GT3 and its Touring derivative models are powered by the same 4.0-liter naturally aspirated six-cylinder powertrain that can spit out power of 502 hp at 9,000 rpm and 469 Nm of torque(Picture from: SiamInsight)
The 911 GT3 Touring specifically gets a more extensive layer of leather material trim, in order to match the touring theme. Then on the dashboard and the top side of the door trim, there is a special embossed to indicate this new variant. It could be said, that's the only difference between the regular 911 GT3 and the Touring version.

Both models of the Porsche 911 GT3 are powered by the same 4.0-liter naturally aspirated six-cylinder powertrain that can spit out power of 502 hp at 9,000 rpm and 469 Nm of torque. Then those power channeled to drive its rear wheels, through a PDK's dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission, beside that the automaker also provided a 6-speed manual option.

By using those engine power, both 911 GT3 models can accelerate from 0 up to 100 kph in 3.4 seconds for the PDK version. Meanwhile, for the manual transmission version, similar acceleration is not far adrift, achieved in 3.7 seconds, aka 0.3 seconds slower. While the top speed that can be achieved by the GT3 itself is claimed to be able to touch up to 317 kph.
Porsche 911 GT3 (on left) posed along with its derivative model 911 GT3 Touring (on right), turn out they're different in the back. (Picture from: Id.Motor1)
Not only that, Porsche also has claimed, that the car' engine is virtually similar to that used by the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racing car. Especially with the development to provide a sharper, specific gas response thanks to six independent throttle bodies. Likewise, the new pistons and dry-sump lubrication system were previously only available on the exclusive model of Porsche 911 Speedster. Even the PDK's transmission was developed specifically for the 911 GT3 variants.
Reportedly Porsche has opened the tap for orders for this car since the middle of this year, with a starting price of $161,100 or approx of around Rp. 2.295 billion. Of course, that number excludes taxes, personalization options, and shipping costs. Unfortunately, for some areas (such as California) cannot enjoy the manual transmission variant due to the regulations related to engine noise restrictions. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PORSCHE | IDMOTOR1 ]
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