The Porsche 911 is one of my favorite sports cars, and the latest generation (code named 991) cars are by far my favorite of the 911 cars that have been in production for 50 years. And within the 991 generation, I’d have to say the all-new 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 is nicest design, in my opinion. Of course, my opinion will change when the 911 Turbo comes out, but who knows. I really like the face of the GT3; it’s very friendly looking without being too cutesy or cheesy, if you know what I mean.
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The 5th generation GT3 has gone a little on the soft side, according to some hard-core Porsche enthusiast, I’ll take two please. It’s a little “softer” because unlike the previous generations, the 991 based 911 GT3 doesn’t feature a Metzger engine; there is no manual gearbox, no hydraulic steering, etc. etc. Like I said before, I’ll take two please.
Anyways, the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 is powered by the same direct injection 3.8 liter boxer engine found in the lesser 911 Carrera S cars; although it has been heavily modified and revs up to 9,000 rpm. The flat-six engine produces 475 horsepower and sends all those ponies to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch PDK automatic transmission. The 911 GT3 does the 0 – 60 mph sprint in 3.3 seconds with a top speed of 195 mph (315 km/h).
The 911 GT3 also comes with active rear wheel steering, a first for a Porsche. The rear wheels turn in the same or opposite direction to the front wheels, depending on speed; giving the car better handling.
Styling-wise, the 911 GT3 takes the already good looks of the 991 series of cars and improves upon it. The car is set apart from other 911 cars by its unique front bumper, large fixed rear spoiler, wider fenders, and single lug 20” wheels. The rear bumper comes with a pair of center exhaust tips and air vents, giving the car a very sexy and sporty look.
The 2014 991 based Porsche 911 GT3 will go on sale in August 2013 with prices starting at €137,303 (or about $179,000 US at today’s exchange rate) in Germany. Did I mention I still want one or two of these beauties? Via: Porsche
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