2013 Porsche 911 GT3

2013 Porsche 911 GT3
911 GT3

2013 Porsche 911 GT3

The sportiest 911 will have its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show: the new Porsche 911 GT3. In the 50th anniversary year of the 911, Porsche is now set to open a new chapter in race track performance sports cars.

The fifth generation of the 911 GT3, a complete new development, will take the pole position among the thoroughbred Porsche sports cars with naturally aspirated engines. Boxer engine and transmission, as well as body and chassis are completely new and constitute a further development of the 911 GT3 concept with an impressive performance leap. Power: 475 hp. Power to weight ratio: 3.0 kg/hp. Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h: in 3.5 seconds. Top speed: 315 km/h. Lap time Nürburgring Nordschleife: under 7:30 minutes. As a technical highlight, it features the first active rear wheel steering in a production Porsche. As well as the optional full LED headlights.

The new 911 GT3 keeps all the successful properties of a sports car suitable for racing, with even more driving dynamics, more sophisticated practicality – and a highly emotional fun factor.

2013 Porsche 911 GT3
911 GT3

The powertrain of the new 911 GT3 is composed of a 3.8-liter boxer engine yielding 475 hp (350 kW) at 8.250 rpm, a Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and a high-traction rear-wheel drive. The six-cylinder engine is based on the same engine as the 911 Carrera S, although they share only few common parts. All other components, particularly the crankshaft and valve gear, were specially adapted or designed for the GT3. For instance, Porsche designed titanium connecting rods and forged pistons. The basic modifications set the stage for an extremely high-speed engine that reaches up to 9.000 rpm. The Porsche dual-clutch transmission was also specially developed; the characteristics are directly based on a sequential gearbox from motor racing, thereby providing further performance and dynamics advantages to the driver.

For the first time, Porsche is using active rear wheel steering in order to achieve even higher precision and lateral dynamics. Depending on the speed, it steers in the same or opposite direction of the front wheels, improving stability and agility. Other new modules improving driving dynamics are the electronically controlled, fully variable rear differential lock, and the dynamic engine mounts. The newly developed all-aluminium chassis can still be adjusted by height, toe and camber. Contact with the road is made by the new 20-inch forged alloy wheels with central locking.

2013 Porsche 911 GT3
911 GT3

The 911 GT3 is based on the light, yet stuff body of the current generation 911 Carrera in hybrid steel-aluminium construction, however, it comes with independent front and rear parts. In addition, the 911 GT3 is 44 millimetres wider than a 911 Carrera S in the area of the rear axle. Another clear recognition feature is again the large, fixed rear wing. This makes a decisive contribution to the exemplary aerodynamics of the new 911 GT3, which combines low air resistance with even more power.

As a result, the new 911 GT3 sets new performance records. At full acceleration from standstill, the 100 km/h mark is breached after 3.5 seconds, and 200 km/h are reached in less than twelve seconds. The top speed is 315 km/h in the seventh, top gear of the completely newly adapted PDK transmission. The lap time on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, which the new 911 GT3 manages in under 7:30 minutes, is even more impressive.

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In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
released at2013 Geneva Motor Show
built atStuttgart, Germany
price €/td>€137,303
positionRear, Longitudinal
block materialAluminum
valvetrainChain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT
fuel feedElectronic Direct Injection
displacement3800 cc / 231.89 in³
bore102 mm / 4.02 in
stroke77.5 mm / 3.05 in
power350 kw / 475 bhp @ 8250 rpm
specific output125.0 bhp per litre
bhp/weight324.23 bhp per tonne
body / frameUnitary Steel & Aluminum Monocoque w/Aluminum Panels
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeCast Alloy
front tires245/35 ZR 20
rear tires295/30 ZR 20
front brakesVentilated Discs w/6-Piston Aluminum Calipers
f brake size34 x 340 mm / 1.34 x 13.4 in
rear brakesVentilated Discs w/6-Piston Aluminum Calipers
r brake size28 x 330 mm / 1.1 x 13.0 in
front wheelsF 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20 x 11 in
f suspensionMacPherson Struts w/Coil Springs, PASM Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionMulti-Link w/Coil Springs, PASM Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1465 kg / 3230 lbs
wheelbase2450 mm / 96.5 in
front track1538 mm / 60.6 in
rear track1516 mm / 59.7 in
length4491 mm / 176.8 in
width1808 mm / 71.2 in
height1299 mm / 51.1 in
transmissionPDK 7-Speed Automatic
gear ratios3.91:1, 2.29:1, 1.55:1, 1.30:1, 1.08:1, 0.88:1, 0.71:1
top speed~315 kph / 195.62 mph
0 – 100 kph~3.5 seconds
0 – 200 kph~12 seconds
urban fuel econ eu14.1 L/100 km or 16.68 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu7.2 L/100 km or 32.67 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu9.7 L/100 km or 24.25 mpg-us
emission229 g/km