Porsche India introduced the new and updated 911 GT3 in India with a price tag of Rs 2.3 crores. This does not include the plethora of add-ons and customisation features one can opt for in this GT sports car. The 991.2 GT3 is the closest that you can get to enjoying Porsche’s rich motorsport heritage. At the same time, it is not the bare-boned 911 that you can’t drive on a daily basis. Here are few of the features that set the 911 GT3 apart from the multitude variants of the 911.
The 991.2 GT3 got an engine upgrade over the 991 which used a 3.8-litre flat-six. The new engine has now been scrounged from the 911 GT3 Cup car, which is a naturally aspirated 4.0-litre six-cylinder boxer that breathes out 500bhp and an impressive 460Nm of turning force. The GT3 is the only car in the current 911 portfolio with a naturally aspirated motor. It comes with both manual and automatic transmissions.
The GT3 gets a manual transmission, which is every purist’s delight. The automatic is the famous Porsche’s double-clutch PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) with paddle shifters. On the other hand, the pure manual is a six-speed unit which is a whole 15kilograms lighter. The manual will take you to 100kmph in 3.9 seconds, while the automatic manages it in just 3.4. But, when it comes to the top whack, the manual tops out at 320kmph, two more than the PDK.