New 911 GT3 ready for India’s roads and race tracks

Mumbai. During
today’s press conference at the brand’s flagship showroom in Mumbai, Porsche
India announced the arrival of the first 911 GT3 in the country. Boasting more power, more precision and a systematic
lightweight construction, the radical two-seater
promises the perfect combination of racetrack and road driving. Equipped with a redesigned chassis featuring rear-axle
steering, the new model benefits from Porsche’s unrivalled motorsport heritage
and is built on the same production line as other
thoroughbred racing cars. For the first time, Porsche offers two
transmission variants of the manufacturer’s most
successful GT sports car.
Its 500 hp four-litre flat engine is
a carbon version of that found in the 911 GT3 Cup, and produces 460 Nm of
torque. When equipped with the standard seven-speed double-clutch transmission (PDK),
the model reaches 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, achieving the fastest-possible lap
times and a top speed of 318 km/h. Motorsport purists can opt for a lighter
six-speed manual transmission at no extra costs. The new GT sports gearbox with
dual-mass flywheel features a shorter shift lever, short shift paths and
precisely engaging gears.
Commenting on the new model, Pavan Shetty,
Director of Porsche India, said: “Motorsport is an integral part of Porsche’s
DNA; it is racing heritage which gives us the edge in delivering true sports
cars with exceptional everyday usability, and no more so is that apparent than
with the
911 range. Porsche’s iconic model has been has
been developed on racetracks over five decades and we
are immensely proud to announce the arrival of our first 911 GT3’s in India
He adds: “We have noticed a rising demand for
sports cars in our market, and with the 911 GT3 blurring the line between racetrack
and road more than ever before, we have no doubt it will meet that demand and
offer a thrilling driving experience to our customers both on the road and the
Aerodynamics and weight are the two
factors that dominated the changes in the 911 GT3 body, in line with Porsche’s
motorsport developments. The front and rear ends have been optimised and are
constructed mainly from polyurethane, in order to reduce weight. The new rear
lid, rear wing, and wing supports are made from carbon. The new 911 GT3 weighs
in at only 1,430 kg with a full fuel tank, or 15 kg less when equipped with the
manual transmission, combined with the mechanically-controlled differential
lock. The model’s systematic lightweight construction gives a weight-to-power
ratio comparable with motorsport levels (PDK transmission: 2.86 kg/hp, manual
gearbox: 2.83 kg/hp).
Together with the rear axle steering
as standard, the adjustable damper system and the dynamic engine mounts, the
re-developed motorsport chassis delivers further performance improvements, converting
the engine power to superior driving dynamics and agility. The new two-seater
sits around 25 mm lower than the 911 Carrera S.
Visually, the 911 GT3 leaves no doubt
about its sports car credentials. The dominant carbon rear wing stands 20 mm
higher in the airflow than previous iterations, generating larger downforce.
Large air intakes and outlets in the front, bonnet and rear end are a testament
to the car’s motorsport aerodynamics.
Reflective of the model’s superior
driving experience, the interior features a GT sports steering wheel which originates from the
918 Spyder. The standard Sports seats Plus with enhanced seat side bolsters,
can be exchanged with three other optional seat variants; including full
bucket seats made from light carbon fibre-reinforced plastic in a carbon-weave
In addition to Porsche Communication
Management (PCM), standard equipment also includes the Connect Plus Module and
the Track Precision app, enabling all 911 GT3 drivers to display, record and
analyse detailed driving data on their smartphone.
For enhanced day-to-day usability, the
new 911 GT3 can again be ordered with an optional pneumatic lift system on the
front axle, which lifts the front of the sport car by around 30 millimetres.
This is possible at speeds of up to 50 km/h, and prevents damage to the body
caused by uneven road surfaces.
An optional Clubsport package, including
roll cage, a red six-point seat belt for the driver and fire extinguisher, is
also available for more regular racetrack driving and safety.
The 911 GT3 model is now available at all Porsche
Centres across the country with a basic retail price of INR 23,121,000.
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