Porsche India has expanding the 911 line-up in the country by launching the new 2018 Porsche 911 GT3. The sports car was first showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The new 911 GT3 is developed on the same track and also manufactured on the same production line as the race cars.
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The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 has been designed to deliver a track-bred performance with its lightweight construction and an unfiltered driving experience.
Power for the latest 911 GT3 comes from the new naturally aspirated 4.0 litre flat-six engine which is based on the one now used in the 911 GT3 Cup race car. This motor produces 500 PS and 460 Nm of torque. The engine is well-suited for spirited driving and can reach up to 9,000 rpm.
This engine is coupled with the standard seven-speed PDK transmission which has been optimized for track usage. Also, for the first time, an optional six-speed sports manual transmission is available. Both transmissions are combined with a locking rear differential.
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 can reach a top speed of 318 km/h and can accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. The car can reach 160 km/h from zero in just 7.3 seconds.
The chassis of the new 911 GT3 benefits directly from the brand’s vast motorsport experience and has been re-tuned for even better driving dynamics. The optimized spring and damper tuning of the new 911 GT3 improves grip and handling and the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) shock-absorber system delivers the perfect balance of ride comfort and sharp handling.
The new 911 GT3 is also equipped with the rear axle steering which improves agility in corners, while also ensuring stability during high-speed lane changes. The dynamic engine mounts and the rear differential lock (Porsche Torque Vectoring, PTV/PTV+) also improve the sports car’s driving dynamics.
The standard brake system of the new 911 GT3 includes 380 millimeters brake disc which are equipped with aluminum brake hubs and are gripped with Monobloc fixed calipers with six pistons at the front and four at the rear.
The Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system delivers even greater braking performance and is available as an option. It comes with larger brake rotors measuring 410 mm in diameter at the front and 390 mm at the rear. It also weighs almost half of the standard brake system, reducing unsprung weight and improving the car’s dynamics.
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 runs on 20-inch forged center-lock alloy wheels which are coloured in silver as standard. They are also available in Satin Aluminum, Satin Platinum and Satin Black finishes. The sports car is fitted with new generation of Ultra High Performance (UHP) tires measuring 245/35 ZR 20 tires at the front and 305/30 ZR 20 tires at the rear.
The standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) not only issues a warning in case of gradual or sudden pressure loss but also has a race circuit mode, which takes into account the lower air pressure of cold tires at the start of the track session.
Visually too, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 leaves no doubt about its purpose. Its lower ride height along with the dominant carbon fiber rear wing emphasize the fact that the 911’s form is determined by aerodynamics. The front fascia and the front spoiler has been designed to optimize airflow while the rear end with exhaust air openings and a new underbody diffuser also serve the same purpose.
The sports car features large air intakes along with the new lateral air blades which improve the cooling air supply. The typical GT3 air outlet in front of the luggage compartment lid improves air flow to the central radiator and increases downforce on the front axle. The air intake grilles on the cooling air intakes have titanium colour coating. The wide front spoiler lip generates additional downforce at the front axle. The two black ram-air scoops on the rear lid ensure optimal air supply to the engine and are made from glass-fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP).
The new 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 comes with Bi-Xenon headlights as standard and includes a headlight cleaning system. LED headlights in black are also available as an option. The LED direction indicators, daytime running lights and position lights have a sleeker design.
Inside, the new high-performance sports car comes with the GT sports steering wheel which originates from the 918 Spyder. The steering wheel spokes, the steering wheel rim are made of black Alcantara. Customers can also opt for the 12 o’clock marking in red.
The new 911 GT3 gets Sports seats Plus with extended side bolsters. The seat covers are finished in black leather with a seat center in black Alcantara and GT3’ logos stitched on the headrest.
Porsche also offers two additional seat options for the customers of the new 911 GT3. The adaptive Sports seats Plus boast 18-way electrical adjustment. The second option is the Full Bucket Seats with a carbon fiber reinforced backrest. The seat covers have GT3 stripes and an embossed Porsche crest in the headrests.
The Full Bucket seats also have an integrated Thorax airbag, approximately 50 mm of electric height adjustment and manual fore/aft adjustment for the driver and passenger side.
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 gets the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with Online Navigation, mobile phone preparation and Porsche Connect Plus including Porsche Car Connect as standard. It also includes the Porsche Track Precision app. In addition to the analog and digital stopwatch in the dashboard, the optional Chrono Package also offers a performance display to show, store, and evaluate recorded lap times in the PCM.
The standard Sound Package Plus comes with eight loudspeakers and 150- watt performance. The Bose Surround Sound system which has been specially designed to suit the interior acoustics of 911 models is available as an option. This system delivers a total output of 555 watts and has 12 fully-active loudspeakers and amplifier channels, including a patented, built-in 100-watt high-performance subwoofer.
2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Price (India):
The new 911 GT3 is priced at INR 22,206,000 ex-showroom India.