911 FTW Essay

Submitted By DaveTheBrave
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The new 911 GT3
Limits pushed

Pole position
The new 911 GT3
Aerodynamics and design

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8
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Thrust16
Engine 
Transmission 

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24

Ideal line

28

Chassis30

Reserves38
Active safety 
Passive safety

40
42

Cockpit 

44

Interior46

Pit stop

54

Motorsport56
Environment 
66

Character70
Personalization72
Panorama80

Limits pushed

82

Summary84

Technical data

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Index88

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The new 911 GT3

You can only reach new peaks if you’re willing to push your limits.

The new 911 GT3.

even in the red zone. The innovative

The core competencies of Porsche were

The limit is the most exhila­rating place

­high-revving flat-six engine of the new

exactly what we needed, as well as the

to be these days. The final square inches

911 GT3 peaks at 9,000 rpm and

imaginativeness of our engineers. The

have yet to be explored. And while this

exploits its 3.8-liter capacity to generate

result is a chassis that has been adapted

may be where others turn back, for us,

a power output of 475 hp.

specifically for the racetrack and, with

it is only just the beginning – the start

rear-axle steering fitted as standard,

of a journey towards new sporty destina-

A glance at the stopwatch reveals

delivers increased agility even on every-

tions. Indeed, two hundredths of a sec-

3.3 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. This

day journeys.

ond are worlds apart. So let’s get going.

makes the new 911 GT3 an even faster

In the new 911 GT3.

sprinter than its predecessor – by point six of a second to be precise. In motor-

The first item on our journey checklist

sport, that’s half an eternity. Top track

is an engine that delivers greater power,

speed isn’t reached until 195 mph.

drives faster and maintains composure

The new 911 GT3

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For the first time, 7-speed Porsche

Plus (PTV Plus) helps to ensure even

to brand new sporty destinations by

Doppelkupplung (PDK) is fitted as stand-

greater stability when cornering, while

drivers who aren’t able to tackle the

ard, with short ratios designed exclusive-

rear-axle steering provides extraordinary

Northern Loop of the Nürburgring day

ly for the 911 GT3. The shift throws of

agility and more dynamic overtaking

in and day out.

the gearshift paddles on the steering

maneuvers on the racetrack.

wheel are even shorter and gear changes

The new 911 GT3 preserves tradition for

are even more dynamic so as to provide

The new 911 GT3 explores the lower

the future – a principle that the 911 has

even better acceleration.

limit in terms of fuel consumption

embodied for 50 years. It aims to push

thanks to intelligent technologies such

the boundaries of what is possible, on

as PDK, DFI and a low vehicle weight.

each new day.

The rear of the new 911 GT3 is 1.7 in wider than that of the previous model.
In addition, the track at the rear axle has

All in all, the new 911 GT3 is a precision

been widened by 1.2 in, which improves

instrument, giving you everything you

lateral dynamics. The addition of 3.9 in

need to push your own boundaries.

to the wheelbase has significantly

Indeed, part of the brief for our engineers

increased driving stability. Fitted as

was to build a sports car that feels at

standard, Porsche Torque Vectoring

home on the racetrack, yet can be taken

50 Years of the Porsche 911 – Tradition: Future

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The new 911 GT3

Aerodynamics and design.

are an indication of what lies at the

Three words sum up the rear: wider,

result is considerable downforce for

Clear rules apply at the limit. One of

center of the concept: motorsport.

sleeker, sharper. LED taillights emphasize

considerable driving stability and a drag

the horizontal contouring of the rear.

coefficient of 0.33.

them being that a…