Video: Hair-raising experience with the Porsche 911 GT3 at Sepang

It can be quite a roller coaster ride in our line of work. Some days we get to attend events that force-feed us with the best food we could never afford to pay for ourselves; some days we pull our hair off just thinking of the right words to say in our articles.

But then every once in a while, we’re offered test drives in cars that most times we only get to see in pictures – like this 991.2 Porsche 911 GT3 – on Sepang no less!

At the Porsche Open Track Day event, not only were Porsche owners invited to open the taps on their 911s, the company also organised an a handover ceremony of eight Porsche 911 GT3 RS’ to its new owners – where they even received personalised crash helmets to go with their new car.

The Porsche 911 GT3 seen here is powered by a 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat-six, up from 3.8-litre, with output rated at 500 hp and 460 Nm of torque where power is sent exclusively to the rear wheels.

0 to 100 km/h takes just a brisk 3.4 seconds with the PDK gearbox available as standard, while the “no-cost option” manual transmission does it in 3.9 seconds. The price for engineering brilliance starts from RM1.7 million excluding insurance.

Pan Eu Jin

Pan Eu Jin

Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.
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