The new Porsche 911 GT 3 arrived on Tuesday. The chassis components, knee control levers and many new rear wings must be discussed a lot. It can be said that the best thing about the 992-generation GT 3 is that it is the best in the previous generation. Implementation quality.
Crucially, this means that when I sat in the correct position of the prototype for the first time last year, the GT 3 naturally wanted six-cylinder power. The free-breathing 4.0-liter engine is an improved version of the 911 Speedster Flat-Six, and Porsche says that what you see in the 911 GT3 Cup is almost the same. In the 992 GT3, the engine produces 502 horsepower and 364 pound-feet of torque, an increase of 2 hp and 25 lb-ft. For such a car, this is far more than enough power, and the good news is that you can still take Bejes out of the engine until you reach the 9,000 rpm red line.
Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox is standard, and the company has developed a new type (automatic gearbox) whose appearance (allegedly) is the same as the manual gearbox lever. Although all DCT GT3 will be equipped with steering wheel paddle switches, this will provide a closer connection to PDK buyers. Don’t worry, you can also use the appropriate six-speed manual.
GT3 is definitely fast. For cars equipped with PDK, Porsche’s acceleration time is 0 to 60 mph. Yes, the new Porsche 911 Turbo S can complete a similar drive in an impressive 2.6 seconds, but for GT3, the speed is not fast, but very fast (yes, different). Porsche used the 992 GT3 prototype in the Nürburgring Nordshleif race car, which launched a crazy time of 6 minutes and 59.927 seconds. From this point of view, it is 17 seconds faster than the 991.2 GT3, 1.5 seconds slower than the 911 GT2 RS, and 2 seconds slower than the Holy-Grill 918 Spyder.
Porsche 911 GT 3 Image Gallery
In order to achieve this level of crawler attack performance, Porsche has greatly upgraded the GT3 suspension system to the 992 generation. The double wishbone front setup is an improved version of the Porsche originally used in the 911 RSR Racer, and the company says it will bring a better steering response and a higher level of cornering grip. The front track of the GT3 is also 1.9 inches wider than the 911 Carrera, which increases the traction of the front axle. The rear suspension uses the same multi-link device as before, but Porsche has added more ball joints to make everything stronger. Porsche assured us that the GT3 suspension does not share any parts with the standard 911 Carrera model.
The new staggered summer tires have a width of 10 mm at all four corners, which helps to improve overall grip. The front of the GT3 is equipped with 225/35 series tires on 20-inch wheels, and at the rear, you will find 21-inch wheels wrapped with deep 315/30 series tires. Porsche said it will provide customers with the option of “legal tracked road tires previously reserved for GT3 RS models.” The company has not confirmed which tires these tires are, but we have been told that they are equipped with GT3 prototypes, which are numbered in less than 7 seconds.
The standard brakes of the GT3 have all large iron discs with a diameter of only 16 inches, and the larger GT3 brakes are 1 inch larger. Buyers can buy Porsche’s sturdy ceramic composite brakes, which measure 16.1 inches at the top and 15.3 inches at the rear. The company said that the more expensive ceramic composites account for only half of the weight of standard wrought iron equipment, which is very good, because for cars like GT3, weight reduction is of course important. Speaking of this, although we do not yet have accurate specifications, Porsche said that compared with the 991.2 GT3, the 992-generation model “has not increased in weight.”
Aerodynamics plays an important role in maintaining the high speed and stability of GT3. The front panel integrates air intakes, the front lip spoiler and diffuser are adjustable, and the track setting makes Porsche’s pulling force not suitable for ordinary roads. Looking back, you will find that the most controversial design of another car that looks the hottest is: the wing, whose gooseneck design increases downforce. Porsche said that compared with the upcoming GT3, the new wing can provide 50% downforce when set to the normal position. Put the wings and front lip on the track and you will get 150% more aerodynamic downforce than before. With the new chassis and Gypsy tires, this is why the GT3 is not so fast, even though it is actually more poetic
Now that I have seen the finished product, I can really dig gooseneck hair. The redesigned 992 GT3 body looks great. Except for some practical vents, new side skirts and a ducktail spoiler above the taillights, the new GT3 looks the same as other 911s, very good, and is undoubtedly an acronym for R.
2022 Porsche 911 GT 3 Advertising colors, not to mention Porsche’s seemingly countless paints in the sample catalog.
Inside, the GT3 has standard four-way sports seats, although you can pop up the 18-way adjustable sports seat Plus, and you can even use a full carbon fiber bucket weighing about 26 pounds. Except for the automatic gearshift with a manual appearance, the GT3’s interior is not completely different from other 911 models-don’t worry, you don’t have to mind. Porsche’s excellent infotainment technology goes hand in hand with it. The displays on both sides of the tachometer have a tracking screen mode to reduce the amount of information displayed at one time. Other sports cars have this feature, so it is nice to see GT3 with this minimal appearance.
We don’t yet know what the price of the 992 GT3 will be, but before choosing to buy it, we hope that the starting price will be between $140,000 and $150,000. It is rumoured that Porsche is still developing a wingless travel version, which should be a particularly popular thing. Contact U.S. dealers this fall for the first round of the 2022 GT3.