Manthey Racing turns the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 up to 11



The all-new Porsche 911 GT3 is perhaps already one of the most capable track day machine money can buy (video coming soon!), but if there’s someone that can make it even better, it has to be Manthey Racing. Why? Well, they’re the guys who helped Porsche break the Nürburgring Nordschleife track record with the GT2 RS – so obviously they know a thing or two about going fast.

And it shows, because the racing outfit’s performance kit for the 911 GT3 includes upgrades for pretty much everything but the kitchen sink, from aerodynamics, suspension, brakes, to even a new set of wheels, all in the search of extra speed around the track.

Starting on the exterior, Manthey Racing has given the 911 GT3 a new splitter on the front bumper with additional canards on the sides, a redesigned rear wing made from carbon fibre, as well as a tweaked rear diffuser to enhance the car’s aerodynamic performance.

They’ve also given the GT3 a new set of Manthey OM-1 wheels, finished in gold, which just looks absolutely stellar when paired to the blue paint job of the demo car – especially with the aerodisc at the rear axle.

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On the mechanical side, Manthey’s performance kit for the Porsche 911 GT3 comes with a set of their own four-way adjustable suspension kit, alongside upgraded brakes featuring new braided brake lines and new pads.

The engine, however, remains unchanged. Sitting behind the passengers is a 4.0-litre flat-six turbocharged engine which revs all the way up to 9,000 rpm, making 510 hp and 470 Nm. Both the seven-speed PDK or six-speed manual versions of the 911 GT3 can be equipped with Manthey Racing’s performance kit.

Even with that many upgrades, Manthey promises that the “car’s essential DNA” hasn’t been changed all that much – which their head of development Stefan Mages admitted was a pretty challenging task.

The development of the upgrade pack, of course, included many laps at the Nordschleife. We have no doubts that it’ll absolutely boss the Green Hell, but with the stock 911 GT3 already clocking a full 17 seconds faster than it’s predecessor, it’ll be interesting to see how much more Manthey can achieve with a few relatively-simple upgrades.

Relatively simple, because equipping your car with the upgrade pack won’t even void the car’s original factory warranty! No price tag has been given yet for the upgrade pack, but Manthey says that it’ll be available from the second quarter of 2022.


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