2014 Porsche 911 GT3
This is the fifth model to wear the GT3 badge since the 996-series original. All the “right” parts are present and accounted for: the fixed rear wing, single-lock alloys, istinctive front bumper with air vents on the bonnet, wide rear wings (by 44 mm compared to the Carrera S). Under the skin, though, it’s very different from what has gone before.
The new engine revs to 9,000 rpm, 500 more than the 997-gen GT3, and boasts 469HP (475PS) and a power to weight ratio of 3.0 kg/HP. This enables it to record a 3.5-second 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration time and a top speed of 315 km/h (195 mph), while 0-200 km/h (0-125 mph) takes less than 12 seconds.
The all-new 911 GT3 is the first Porsche to use active rear wheel steering. This steers the rear wheels in the same or opposite direction compared to the front ones depending on speed to improve both stability and agility.
The GT3 rides on 20-inch alloys and its suspension can be adjusted by height, toe and camber. Dynamic engine mounts are standard, as is an electronically controlled rear differential lock.
Porsche announced that the new 911 GT3 will go on sale in August 2013 and will be priced at €137,303 (US$178,856 at today’s exchange rate) in Germany.
(story from Carscoops)