They know their customer base incredibly well, so, Porsche has just released the more gentlemanly-looking 992-generation 911 GT3 without the swan-neck rear wing, called the Touring package. The company said the understated look was popular in the previous generations which started from the 911 R.
The Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring package is essentially just a GT3 without a rear wing and a little more.
For starters, the reprofiled smooth-flowing engine cover now includes a large mesh grille with a panel to house a horizontal third-brake light and ‘GT3 Touring’ emblem to ensure visual difference over a simpler 911 variant. Porsche says some lost downforce is clawed back through an automatic-extending rear spoiler.
From the side, the window surround is now bright chrome as opposed to gloss black. The bumpers (now in full body colour), vented carbon-fibre hood, lightweight glass and centre-locking forged 20” and 21” wheels are carryovers from the motorsport-derived model as well.
Just like its exterior sans swan-neck rear wing, the technical aspects of the 911 GT3 is left untouched. The very high-revving 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-six generates 510 hp and 470 Nm of torque and exhales exhaust gases through a lightweight stainless steel sports exhaust system ending with two central tailpipes, now finished in bright chrome work.
The latest Porsche 911 GT3 features a new double-wishbone front suspension, rear-axle steering with sports set-up, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus fully variable limited-slip differential and large brake discs measuring 408mm and 380 mm, front and rear respectively.
Customers are now given the liberty to have the self-shifting PDK dual-clutch transmission with seven forward ratios or the standard six-speed GT sports manual transmission. The PDK transmission accelerates the 911 GT3 from standstill to 100 km/h and 200 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and 10.8 seconds respectively. Manual transmission workout while not hurried, registers super quick times of 3.9 seconds and 11.9 seconds to reach the aforementioned speeds.
Touchpoints in the GT3 with Touring package are differentiated via leather coverings on the steering wheel, shift lever, centre console and door panels. The regular 911 GT3 uses an Alcantara-like material called Race-Tex.
Subtle changes have also been made to the seat covering in the 911 GT3 with Touring package, with the Porsche Crest replacing the ‘GT3’ motif on the headrest and seat centre panels are covered in black fabric.
The front of the dashboard and upper portions of the door panels have a special surface embossing exclusively developed for the GT3 with Touring package.
Owners of the Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring package also have access to a very special chronograph watch from Porsche Design, featuring a movement with flyback function. The winding rotor evokes the vehicle’s wheel design and is available in six different versions corresponding to the vehicle configuration.
The Porsche 911 GT3 starts from EUR170,969 (RM794,000) and the Touring package can be had as an option at no extra charge.
Locally, the Porsche 911 is available in the form of the Carrera S and Carrera, priced at RM1.1 million and RM1.2 million respectively.
2021 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring package
2021 Porsche 911 GT3