New Porsche 911 GT3 2021: info, prices and official photos

New Porsche 911 GT3 2021: info, prices and official photos

Violet Field inHigh TechFeb 17, 2021 5 min read1 views

One step away from the most extreme of Porsche 911s, the new GT3 is revealed, with more than 510 atmospheric hp ready to pounce on the track.

One step away from the most extreme of Porsche 911s, the new GT3 is revealed, with more than 510 atmospheric hp ready to pounce on the track.

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One step away from the most extreme of Porsche 911s, the new GT3 is revealed, with more than 510 atmospheric hp ready to pounce on the track.

New Porsche 911 GT3 2021 - Contract almost completed for the 911 type 992 range , released in 2019 . While waiting for the introduction of an RS variant, the GT3 comes to head the catalog of the myth of Zuffenhausen.

Competitor's daughter

Twenty-two years after the launch of the very first GT3, the fourth installment of the most radical 911 is unveiled. This born tracker was developed in close collaboration with the Motorsport department , genitor of the 911 RSR entered in the multiple endurance championships in the GT category. From the latter, it inherits neither more nor less than the front double-wishbone axle, the so-called “gooseneck” fixed wing, as well as the imposing rear diffuser.

The 500 hp mark

Its 4.0 liter flat 6-cylinder engine exceeds the power level of the previous generation by 35 hp, peaking at 510 hp . It's even ten horsepower better than the old RS 4.0 . An atmospheric engine almost unchanged from that fitted to the GT3 Cup, exclusively devoted to the circuit. In addition to the increase in its power, the newcomer also benefits from a slimming treatment saving a few tens of pounds on the scale. When the manual transmission version weighs 1,418 kg , its counterpart to the PDK automatic transmission reaches 1,435 kg , despite the widening of the body and the use of larger rims.


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Lightweight

To achieve this, both adopt a CFRP cover combining plastic and carbon , while the glazing opts for light glass. Light alloys forge the brake discs, as well as the rims. The rear cover also reduces its weight thanks to a light material, as does the Sport exhaust system which saves 10 kg .

Fresh air

Deprived of a turbocharger , for the sake of nobility, this GT3 vintage 2021 is still far from the performance displayed by the 911 Turbo, capable of delivering 0 to 100 km / h in 2.7 s. It is "satisfied" with a stopwatch of 3.4 s (PDK gearbox) on the same exercise, improving the time of the type 991 by seven tenths of a second, which allowed it to beat the record set by a production vehicle. atmospheric on the Nürburgring circuit, dropping below the 7-minute mark . The 20.8 km course was completed in 6: 59.927 by test pilot Lars Kern, in particular thanks to Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires. However, this specific fit is only available as an option.

Comfort despite everything

Despite all the love it has for the circuit, the new GT3 takes care of its interior and its equipment. There is no question for her to ignore the comfort provided by air conditioning, electric windows or even multimedia screens. Those housed on each side of the tachometer also play a major role in supporting the pilot in his quest for performance… when they turn off, in order to be able to focus on the RPM graduation counting 10,000 units. Typically, these displays provide information on tire pressure, oil pressure and temperature, and coolant temperature. It also includes a gear change assistant with color diagrams and an illuminated representation of the gear engaged. The most sophisticated customers can have their vehicle go through the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur department, in order to opt, for example, for a roof made of visible carbon fibers.

Porsche 911 GT3 price

While it is already possible to order the new Porsche 911 GT3, type 992, the first deliveries will take place in May . On the price side, you will have to pay at least 170,014 € to afford the crème de la crème of 9/11.

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