The GT3 is not the 911 on steroids. It’s the 911 that already runs triathalons, but still goes to the gym to lose some fat and gain muscle. More power and toque with no loss in fuel economy comes from decreased internal engine mass and improved engine management.
The suspension and exterior styling have been revised to complement the new engine. Notice the small lip jutting out on the chin spoiler which helps reduce airflow under the car. The front side openings route air towards the brake system.
The numbers: 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, 0-100 mph in 9.4 seconds, 375 horsepower, 284 pound-feet, and $100,667. The GT3 is both slower and less expesive than the Turbo and GT2, but remember that the GT3’s power comes without a turbocharger.
If the doorsill looks this blurry through your eyes, you can quickly make new friends by offering someone the keys to drive you home. Track driving in the GT3 is a similarly intoxicating experience.
Get used to this sight unless you own one of the faster Carreras. Ladies: you need to burn this picture into you mind as well for when you go chasing after the intelligent, weathly man that owns this car.
As the current generation 911 approaches its twilight, the GT3 shows us that these are the golden years. Analogies aside, the interior is like every other 911, except for the lack of a rear seat.
Brakes are improved with larger diameter (13.8-inch) front discs and six-piston calipers instead of four. Ceramic composite brakes are a worthy option with better stopping power and almost 40 pounds of weight savings.
The “truly dominating” wing on the rear makes the GT3 the 911 for extroverts, but at least it’s functional. Lift has been reduced without changing the 0.30 coefficient of drag.