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Porsche 911 GT3

  • 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS at the Nürburgring

    It's a Porsche RS so you know it's going to be fast but we bet you'd have never guessed that the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS could lap the Nürburgring in under seven minutes. Remember, this is a sports car equipped with a naturally aspirated six-cylinder. But somehow Porsche has done it, with a green GT3 RS equipped with the car's available Weissach package and street-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires (265/35ZR20 front and 325/30ZR21 rear) having lapped the full 12.9 miles of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in only 6:56.4 on April 16. Doing the driving was Porsche racing driver...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Weissach package, 2018 New York auto show
    More for less: 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Weissach package adds dollars, cuts weight

    Weissach is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany that is the home to Porsche's research and development headquarters. It's where much of the engineering that makes Porsches so magical is done, and it also boasts a test track. Porsche is so proud of the work done in Weissach that it has begun...

  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package
    Porsche wants to build naturally aspirated engines as long as possible

    Following a report from Motor last week suggesting the next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 would ditch its naturally aspirated flat-6 in favor of a turbocharged engine, Porsche’s head of GT motorsport and GT road cars, Frank-Steffen Walliser, offered a softly worded denial. Speaking to Drive in...

  • Porsche 911 GT3 RS undergoes manual transmission swap, Photo: BGB Motorsports
    Porsche won't give the 911 GT3 RS a manual transmission, but these guys will

    A Florida-based performance shop is taking #GiveAShift to a whole new level with this piece of news. For $45,000, BGB Motorsports will swap a 6-speed manual transmission into the latest-generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The car is a dual-clutch-only affair, as a row-your-own option was deemed too slow...

  • 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS once owned by Jerry Seinfeld - Image via Russo and Steele
    Porsche 911 GT3 RS once owned by Jerry Seinfeld heads to auction

    It's no secret Jerry Seinfeld is a bit of a Porsche fanatic. After all, the famous comedian and television star is as much a car guy as he is a funny guy, and Porsches make up the vast majority of his collection. Brace yourselves because one of his prized Porsches will soon be up for grabs. Auction...

  • Porsche 911 GT3 is faster around the 'Ring than the old one
    2018 Porsche 911 GT3 laps 'Ring 12.3 seconds faster than predecessor

    Remember how Porsche told us that it doesn't care about lap times? That's great, because cars are so much more than their posted numbers. There's the feel a car gives you and the thrill you get simply from driving a machine that wails, roars, or howls. An incredible thing happens to you when you...

  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT3, 2017 New York auto show

    In a hypothetical bar, over hypothetical drinks between hypothetical friends, Porsche’s director for its GT model line, Andreas Preuninger, imagines a hypothetical conversation about hypothetical numbers. “People are discussing lap times that they can never achieve themselves over a beer,” Preuninger said. His tone reflected less interest than a checking account. The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 lives in reality—not lap times—and it’s a good thing, he insisted. MORE: 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS spy shots and video “We’re chasing a feel. We want to address...

  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Porsche to offer 911 GT2 with PDK only, manual as no-cost option on GT3

    There’s a new generation of the Porsche 911 brewing but the current 991 series still has some life left in it. In fact, it’s about to spawn a new GT2 variant. We’ve been spying prototypes for almost a year but now Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has dropped a few details. Speaking to...

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    Porsche listens, reunites 911 GT3 and manual trans for 2018

    Porsche 911 GT3 owners had every right to be angry after the 911 R debuted at the 2016 Geneva auto show. Not only did the R get an extra 25 ponies via the GT3 RS's 4.0-liter, 500-horsepower flat-6, it had what numerous GT3 owners wanted in the first place—a 6-speed manual transmission. A year...

  • 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Report: Porsche 911 GT3 to receive 4.0-liter engine, 6-speed manual

    The GT3 is the last member of the 911 family yet to receive its mid-cycle update. We’ve seen a number of prototypes testing over the past year and at the 2017 Geneva auto show in March the covers will finally come off. Managers have been tight with details but in typical Porsche tradition we...

  • 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Porsche 911 GT3 spy shots

    Fans of Porsche’s track-focused 911 GT3 can look forward to an updated version of the car coming later this year. The complete 911 range is currently undergoing its mid-cycle update, with the most recent model to be updated being the Turbo. It looks like the next will be the updated GT3, and...

  • 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, 2013 New York Auto Show
    Porsche sent a good luck note to Honda by way of 911 GT3

    When an automaker is developing a new vehicle, it will often seek out examples of the competition to use in creating benchmarks to meet or beat. In the sports car universe, the go-to benchmark is quite often the Porsche 911. So when Acura was prepping its latest NSX, it looked to the 911 GT3 to...

  • 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 leaked - Image via Autoblog.nl

    The Porsche 911 GT3 is soon to receive some mid-cycle tweaks that other 911 family members such as the Carrera and Turbo have already undergone. The updated 911 GT3 is due to arrive later this year as a 2017 model, but it may just have been inadvertently revealed. Porsche of the Netherlands has launched an app that allows you to color in a 3D-rendered 911. The 911 happens to be a GT3, though not the current model. Rather, it looks like the updated model. An Autoblog.nl reader has uploaded some screen shots taken from the app. The car is clearly a GT3 but if you look closely the front bumper...

  • 2017 Porsche 911 R leaked
    Stick shift to reappear on next Porsche 911 GT3

    Lamborghini might be scrapping clutch pedals, but Porsche says that manual transmissions will stick around at least a little longer. The German automaker told Britain's Autocar that the six-speed manual transmission from the 911 R that debuted at this week's 2016 Geneva Motor Show will be available...

  • Ferrari 458 Speciale and Porsche 911 GT3
    Chris Harris In A 911 GT3 Takes On Tiff Needell In The 458 Speciale: Video

    Two of motoring’s top journalists got together recently to go head-to-head at the track in two of the best cars money can buy, the Porsche 911 GT3 and the Ferrari 458 Speciale. In the Porsche was Chris Harris while in the Ferrari was Tiff Needell. ALSO SEE: Clarkson’s Final Top Gear...

  • 2015 Aston Martin Vantage GT3
    Porsche Steals Back GT3 Badge From Aston Martin

    The Porsche 911 GT3 is an icon, incontrovertibly. It’s a benchmark for many, even though it rarely tops a results list in any particular dimension. But is it really the Only Possible GT3? Apparently so. Aston Martin’s latest delicious slice of Forbidden Fruit, the Vantage GT3 road car...

  • 2014 Porsche 911 GT3
    Porsche Explains Why Its 911 GT3 Is So Formidable On The Track: Video

    Regarded by many as the purest of the Porsche 911s, the GT3 is something of a sacred cow to many. Here, we get a glimpse at the reason why. DON'T MISS: Lamborghini Veneno Roadster For Sale: Just $7.4 Million When it comes to race cars you can drive on the street, few come close to matching the...

  • Jeff Zwart Porsche 911 GT3 Cup at Pikes Peak screencap
    Jeff Zwart And His 911 GT3 Make Internet Magic: Video

    Jeff Zwart takes a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup up Pikes Peak.

  • 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, 2013 New York Auto Show

    If you've spent good money on one of Porsche's flagship models--the 2014 911 GT3, for example--it's quite reasonable to expect that it works without a hitch. It's also fairly reasonable to expect Porsche to minimize any period it has to spend off the road. Unfortunately for 2014 GT3 owners, that hasn't been the case following the car's recent engine fire debacle. While just a few cars caught fire--thanks to connecting rod issues causing crank damage and oil leaks--Porsche's move to remove all GT3s from the road during its fault-finding hasn't gone down well. So badly, in fact, that a...

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    Extra Warranty For 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Owners

    If you own a brand new Porsche 911 GT3, you're probably not enjoying it that much right now. Mainly because it's parked immobile, probably at a Porsche dealership somewhere, mitigating the risk of it spontaneously combusting. It's rather embarrassing for Porsche, which sees itself as an arbiter of...

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    McLaren Loves The Porsche 911 GT3, Uses It To Benchmark Upcoming P13

    McLaren bought a Porsche 911 GT3 to use in the development of its upcoming "entry-level" supercar.

  • 2014 Porsche 911 GT3
    Porsche Fires: Every 2014 911 GT3 Engine Will Be Replaced

    No carmaker is infallible, and Porsche has found that out the hard way with a series of fires in its 2014 911 GT3. Now, the German sports car manufacturer has announced how it's solving the problem: It will replace the engines on every single 2014 model year GT3 sold--a full 785 vehicles. As...

  • 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, 2013 Geneva Motor Show
    Porsche To Announce Remedy For 2014 911 GT3 Fires Soon

    Porsche has come up with a solution for the issue that caused two of its 2014 911 GT3 sports cars to catch fire.

  • Porsche 911 GT3 rear steer demonstrated
    Porsche 911 GT3 Rear Steering Demonstrated: Video

    It's one thing to know your super high-tech new street/track toy can steer its rear wheels to improve maneuverability at slow speeds, or increase stability at high speeds. But it's another thing to actually see that steering process in motion--after all, you're usually in the car driving it when it...

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