Manthey Racing just helped the Porsche 911 GT3 set a 6:55 time at the Nürburgring

If you’ve been keeping score, that’s 4.19 seconds quicker than the factory 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 – which, by itself, is already a whopping 17 seconds quicker than its predecessor. It’s not record-breaking by any means (that honour goes to the 911 GT2 RS), but shaving off four seconds – from an already fast car – with just a simple upgrade kit is still nothing to scoff about.

I mean, just check out the on-board video below for yourselves:

Manthey Racing’s Performance upgrade kit, offered through Porsche’s own dealership network via the ‘Tequipment’ accessories outfit, is admittedly expensive at around EUR38k (approx. RM177k) for the whole shebang. But the results definitely speak for itself, and because it’s developed together with Porsche, the upgrade kit doesn’t even void your car’s factory warranty.

We’ve already gone through the kit in detail previously, but in essence, the performance pack includes upgrades for almost everything on the car – from aerodynamics, suspension, brakes, to even a new set of wheels, but not the powertrain itself.

Most notably are the aerodynamic upgrades, which include a large spoiler lip at the front, additional air intakes on the new front fascia, reworked underbody with new air guide elements, as well as a new diffuser at the back, all to improve the downforce and aero balance of the Porsche 911 GT3.

There’s also the distinctive carbon aero discs for the rear wheels for added slipperiness in the air, as well as the massive new carbon fibre rear wing to also give it some additional heat to the car’s rear-end looks – not that it really needed any.

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Also included in the Manthey upgrade kit is a four-way adjustable coilover suspension, which they say can be adapted for use on both road and track, promising improved “on-the-limit handling” without sacrificing day-to-day usability.

The kit for the Porsche 911 GT3 is now available to order at Porsche Centres in Europe, with deliveries to commence in autumn 2022. Porsche says that it’ll also be offered in other markets soon, so track junkies, time to ready your wallets.


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