The Porsche 911 had been a succesful sports car in the history of motorsport. Being proud of that, Porsche had brought outh the latest incarnation of the 911 GT3.
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Porsche will be unveiling the latest incarnation of its 911 GT3 at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and the updated vehicle will offer significant improvements in two key areas – performance and driving dynamics.
The 3.8l flat six-cylinder naturally-aspirated power unit now puts out 435bhp, up 20bhp over its predecessor, the result of the 200cc increase in displacement as well as from improved cylinder head gas flow from both intake and exhaust camshafts adjusted by VarioCam. Torque is also up at medium engine speeds.
Performance figures for the vehicle are a 0-100kmh time of 4.1secs and a 0-160kmh time in exactly double that at 8.2secs, and the claimed top speed is 312kmh.
The new 911 GT3’s driving dynamics have been improved with the
inclusion of a sporting variant of the Porsche Stability Management
(PSM), which offers the ability to deactivate both Stability Control (SC) and Traction Control (TC) in separate steps. To ensure that the
driver has unrestricted, individual control, these functions are not reactivated automatically even under the most extreme driving conditions, but only at the touch of a button.
.. and a tighter fighter, so the claims go.
Other features include stiffer springs and anti-roll bars, as well as
new, lighter wheels in a racing -inspired design – with a centre
locking nut – fitted with ultra-high performance tyres.
Also new are larger disc brakes and an aluminium cover to reduce unsprung weight, and brake ventilation has also been improved. The exclusive version of the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) made specifically for this model have been retained.
Specific modifications have also been made to the car’s aerodynamics; both front and rear downforce has been increased, and the overall air pressure pushing down on the car in now more than twice as great as on the former model.
And who’s to disagree, really?
Elsewhere, there’s the option of new, special Porsche Active Drivetrain Mount (PADM) engine mountings, and another new feature is the optional lift system for the front axle which is able to increase the ground clearance of the car, at the touch of a button, for driving on bumpy surfaces or steep gradients by 30mm.
To round it all up, there’s a new ‘Aerodynamics Package’ to complement the slightly revised externals, which feature new bi-Xenon headlights, LED rear light clusters, and modified air intakes and outlets.