A high-performance athlete who doesn't flaunt his talent and appreciates understatement: here's the new Porsche 911 GT3 with the Touring package. The seventh generation of the powerful 375 kW (510 hp) GT car can now be ordered with the equipment package that was extremely popular with its predecessor. Weighing just 1,418 kg, this purist 911 GT3 is fitted with a 6-speed GT sports manual transmission as standard. The Touring package can be combined free of charge with the PDK 7-speed dual-clutch transmission for the first time.
New Porsche 911 GT3
From the outside, the most striking difference is the absence of the 911 GT3's fixed rear wing. The necessary downforce at high speed is provided by a discreet, automatically retractable rear spoiler. Another feature that distinguishes the new variant and enhances its sophisticated appearance is the high-gloss silver anodized aluminum trim around the side windows. The front end is completely painted in body color. The interior with extended black leather trim looks particularly elegant and is exclusive to the GT3 Touring package. The front of the instrument panel and the upper side sections of the door panels have a special surface embossing.
The name "Touring Package" refers to the 1973 911 Carrera RS, which was designed to combine the purist design of the 911 with a classic interior. Porsche returned to this idea in 2017 with the first Touring Package for the previous generation 911 GT3 (type 991). This variant appealed primarily to fans of high-end sports cars who value restraint and classic driving pleasure.
The performance is not for show: exterior and interior details
Above the uprated engine is a uniquely designed grille with the GT3 Touring logo. Not only the decorative strips around the side windows, but also the tailpipes of the sports exhaust system are painted in silver. As part of the optional Touring Exterior package, these elements can be finished in matt black. The front lighting modules are dimmed in this case.
The interior of the 911 GT3 with the Touring package also has the feel of a classic sports car. Black leather steering wheel rim, shift lever/gear selector, center console cover, armrests and door panel handles. The interior is partially trimmed with leather and decorated with black stitching. The center panels of the seats are trimmed in black fabric, as is the ceiling. The headrests are embossed with the Porsche Crest. The treadplates and trim on the instrument panel and center console are finished in brushed black aluminium.
With the Touring package, Porsche is offering an almost complete option for the 911 GT3, which includes all body colors and wheel designs, LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System and Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus, various driver assistance systems, PCCB brakes, front lift axes. system, all seating options, Chrono package and audio systems.
For customers who choose to purchase a 911 GT3 with the Touring Package, Porsche Design also offers a unique watch with a flyback mechanism. Its rotor is reminiscent of rims in style and is available in six different versions to match the configuration of the vehicle. The color of the dial ring is Agate Gray Metallic to match the color of the car, while the dial itself has a matte black finish and bright yellow hands to match the color scheme of the tachometer. The 911 GT3 with the Touring package is fitted with a Porsche automotive leather strap with 'GT3' embossing and stitching in black Porsche thread. The chronograph is produced in a Swiss watch factory owned by the company and is intended exclusively for car owners.
Motorsport know-how: Porsche 911 GT3
In the seventh generation of this powerful Porsche sports car, the systematic transfer of racing technology to the production model has gone further than ever: double wishbone front suspension as well as uncompromising aerodynamics with a swan-neck rear wing (not included in the Touring Package) and a spectacular diffuser taken from the successful 911 RSR GT racing car, while the 375 kW (510 hp) four-litre six-cylinder boxer engine
Despite the wider body, bigger wheels and extra specs, the new GT3's curb weight is on par with its predecessor. The manual transmission version weighs 1,418 kg, while the dual-clutch PDK version weighs 1,435 kg. The emphasis on weight reduction is demonstrated by the front cover made of carbon fiber (CFRP), lightweight window glass and forged wheels, as well as a lightweight sports exhaust system.
Racing genes can be traced in almost every detail of the new 911 GT3. The cockpit has a track view for the first time: at the touch of a button, the displays to the left and right of the central tachometer are reduced to the most important information (tire and oil pressure, oil and coolant temperature and fuel level). level). The driver has easy access to the drive mode switch - it is located on the steering wheel. This allows you to quickly switch between normal settings and customized Sport and Track programs.
Porsche is offering the 911 GT3 starting at Rs. c.u. (4 c.u. = 1 USD) (including VAT and national specification). The Touring Package can now be ordered as a free option.