GT3 reborn

Porsche GT3

The brand new Porsche 911 GT3 has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, and fans across the world are salivating at the prospect of getting behind the wheel. That’s because this new thoroughbred features a naturally aspirated 4.0L engine developing 493bhp, can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.9 seconds, and offers a top speed of 318km/h. Enthusiasts will also be happy to hear that a manual gearbox option returns – the outgoing model featured flappy paddles only, which led to some disgruntled drivers.

Developed on the same production lines as Porsche’s racing cars, where the new GT3 will really be at home is on the track, thanks to power to weight ratio of 2.86kg/hp, a redesigned chassis tuned for heightened driving dynamics (sitting 25mm lower than the Carrera S), not to mention dynamic engine mounts and the limited slip differential on the rear axle.

The Track Precision app will also come as standard, allowing drivers to display, record and analyse their lap times on their smartphone, or to show off on the go.

For anyone with a bank balance large enough to absorb the retail price of €129,000, order books are open with deliveries set to begin across Ireland and the UK this summer.

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