Porsche did 300 km/h non-stop in the new 911 GT3 for 5,000 km, only stopping for fuel

Two months ago, Porsche revealed the new 911 GT3 to the world but only now have they revealed the juicy secrets from behind that iconic shell.

Underneath that massive rear wing, which in itself is an engineering marvel, is a 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine with 510 hp and 470 Nm, and a 9,000 rpm redline!

What they did not reveal at launch was that the engine, which is based on the 911 GT3 R race car, had undergone more than 22,000 hours of testing, running full throttle for most of the time.

Porsche also revealed that the engine held up and performed flawlessly as it was driven consistently at 300 km/h for 5,000 km continuously on an oval track in Italy. The car only stopped for fuel.

As for the swan-neck rear wing, its angle can be adjusted to four different positions, like the front diffuser. According to Porsche, it allows the new 911 GT3 to generate 50% more downforce than the previous model at 200 km/h.

In the most extreme setting, the rear wing can generate more than 150% extra downforce compared to its predecessor.

“We developed the aerodynamics of the new 911 GT3 in around 700 simulations. We spent more than 160 hours fine-tuning the car in the wind tunnel,” explains Porsche aerodynamics engineer, Mathias Roll.

Find out more about the 911 GT3 in detail here!



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