The hardest ever 911, the new Porsche 911 GT3, has been unveiled.
Due to make its debut at the Geneva motor show in March, the new Porsche 911 GT3 has more power, a bigger engine and a suite of new electronic driver aids (all of which, Porsche says, can be properly switched off).
The capacity of Porsche’s six-cylinder boxer engine has been increased from 3.6- to 3.8-litres, so it’s now producing 435bhp. That’s 20bhp more than the outgoing GT3.
Importantly, Porsche claims that it’s boosted the engine’s mid-range torque, improving its characteristics at real-world speeds. This has been achieved by improving the cylinder head gas flow.
For the first time, the exhaust camshafts as well as the intake are controlled by Porsche’s VarioCam system. It’s one of a number of alterations aimed at making the GT3 slightly more useable day-to-day.
The bottom line, though, is that the new GT3 is faster than the old one. It will sprint from 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds, pass 99mph at 8.2seconds and top out at 194mph, says Porsche.