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Porsche presents the new 911 GT3 in conjunction with the Changi Airport RaceNew Porsche 911 GT3 makes its Asia Pacific Debut

More than 500 invited guests experienced a car launch like no other as the new Porsche 911 GT3 made its Asia Pacific debut at the most unusual of venues – the gatehold rooms at Changi Airport Terminal 3. The unveiling of the new Porsche 911 GT3 also set the stage for the tantalizing race between a Porsche 911 GT3 Carrera Cup Car and a Jett8 Boeing 747 jetliner. True to its car racing heritage, the GT3 Carrera Cup car, helmed by Porsche Carrera Cup Asia driver Mr. Yuey Tan, edged out the Boeing 747 by the narrowest of margins.

The race was the perfect opportunity to showcase Porsche’s legendary pedigree in producing championship winning race cars in the world of motorsports. With Porsche’s strong history in producing the everyday sports car, drivers can be assured that the newly launched 911 GT3 road version is similarly equipped with superior design and handling traits exhibited by Yuey on the runway of Changi Airport.

Before the race flagged off, Yuey along with Mr Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of Porsche Centre Singapore, Mr Christer Ekberg, Managing Director of Porsche Asia Pacific, Mr Tan Lye Teck, Executive Vice President, Corporate of Changi Airport Group, jointly unveiled the all-new 911 GT3 – a sporting and dynamic vehicle that audience in Asia Pacific is seeing for the very first time.

Executive Chairman of Porsche Centre Singapore, Mr Karsono Kwee said, “What an exciting race and a fantastic win for the Porsche 911 GT3 Carrera Cup Car. This race is a stellar advertisement for Porsche’s world-class race cars. One of the things Porsche does best is adapting its race technology for its road cars, and the new 911 GT3 epitomises this. The new 911 GT3 road car that will appear on Singapore roads soon, is definitely one built for the race track with its exhilarating driving dynamics and race car-like performance. It also keeps the owner’s everyday driving needs firmly in mind by designing a car that suits the everyday road conditions as well.”