4 de março de 2013

2014 Porsche 911 GT3 (991) was also revealed ahead of the Geneva Motor Show [Updated]

One of the most anticipated cars of the Geneva Motor Show is the Porsche 911 GT3 (991) and although still lacking a day to start we can see it very clearly in these pictures. But once again they weren't officially released by the company so we know nothing about the sports car, so we have to wait for the press release.

The new 911 GT3 isn't so different in comparison with its "brothers" but it does have a new front bumper with larger openings, headlamps with a darker inside, an also new rear bumper and an air outlet under the large rear spoiler to help cool down the turbocharged engine.

The engine should be a 3.8 liter flat six possibly with 450hp, but besides the power bump the new GT3 should also be lighter thanks to the use of carbon fiber and the removal of some equipment. The gearbox will be the same one used in other Porsche models, the dual-clutch PDK automatic transmission.

[Update] Seems the new GT3 is more powerful than i thought. While it does have a 3.8 liter engine the power output was raised to 475hp (350kW) with a redline at 9000rpm. It will accelerate from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in just 3.5 seconds and will have a top speed of 315km/h (195mph). James May won't like this part but it took only 7 minutes and 30 seconds to complete a lap of the
Nürburgring Nordschleife

Price in the USA: $130.400, not including a $950 destination charge
Price in Germany: €137.303 including VAT and national specifications
Sales start in August.