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New Porsche 911 GT3 to debut in Geneva

The new Porsche 911 GT3, which will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 3, is the latest evolution of an iconic sports car.

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The new Porsche 911 GT3, which will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 3, is the latest evolution of an iconic sports car.

In developing the second generation of the Type 997 911 GT3 into the most sporting and dynamic road-going 911 ever with a naturally aspirated power unit, Porsche has applied a wide range of know-how gained in motor sport. Indeed, this is precisely why the new GT3 is truly impressive not only on the road, but also on the racetrack.

The proven six-cylinder naturally aspirated power unit now develops a maximum output of 435 hp, up 20 hp over its predecessor. This results first and foremost from an increase in engine capacity by 200 cc to 3.8-litres and from improved cylinder head gas flow: now not only the intake, but for the first time, also the exhaust camshafts are adjusted by VarioCam.

The new GT3 accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and reaches 160 km/h in 8.2 seconds.

Top speed is 194 mph.

For the first time, the 911 GT3 comes with a particularly sporting variant of Porsche Stability Management (PSM), offering the facility to deactivate both Stability Control (SC) and Traction Control (TC) in separate steps.

And to give the driver unrestricted, individual control over the driving dynamics of his car, these functions are not reactivated automatically even under the most extreme driving conditions, but only at the touch of a button.

With driving dynamics and performance increasing to an even higher level, following Porsche tradition the braking system has also been enhanced accordingly on the new 911 GT3.

The brakes now feature larger friction discs and an aluminum cover to reduce un-sprung weight further still. Brake ventilation has been improved, which guarantees a higher level of consistent stopping power over long periods. As an option, the GT3 comes as before with an exclusive version of the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) made specifically for this model.

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