Wheels and tyres.
For the first time, the 911 GT3 is on differently sized wheels: with 20-inch wheels on the front axle and 21-inch wheels on the rear axle. Wide wheels mean a large tyre tread area and, therefore, high dynamic performance.
The wheels are silver-coloured as standard and made of forged alloy. The black central locking device with ‘GT3’ logo is typical of motorsport – and highly functional.
Tyre sizes: 255/35 ZR 20 on 9,5 J x 20 at the front, 315/30 ZR 21 on 12 J x 21 at the rear. Road-approved sports tyres ensure the necessary grip.¹
Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPM), fitted as standard, features a race track mode which accounts for the lower pressure of cold tyres before an outing on the circuit.
¹The lower tread depth leads to an increased risk of aquaplaning on wet roads.
Information about wheels can be found here.
A naturally aspirated engine, what else? With a full four litres of displacement and six cylinders. In a horizontally opposed layout. In the rear. Just as you would expect from a 911. Six individual throttle valves ensure an even more direct engine responsiveness that is easier to control. With a high-revving concept that scratches the 9,000 mark. And with a maximum torque of 470Nm which has been increased by another 10Nm compared with its predecessor. All this with a purebred sound that will blow you away in every direction.
On this technical basis, the engine of the new 911 GT3 draws a maximum power of 375kW (510PS) from exactly 3,996cm³. With the standard 7-speed
The drive unit was developed in the same place that we build our race cars: Flacht. It is modelled on the basic engine of the 911 GT3 Cup, and is particularly robust and high performing. The oil supply principle, which uses a separate engine oil tank, and the concept of four valves per cylinder with cam followers and rigid valve control have been derived directly from motorsport.
The new 911 GT3 uses six individual valves instead of a central throttle valve. For optimum supply of air to each cylinder. This simultaneously improves the responsiveness, controllability and gas throughput – especially at high speeds. And, as a consequence, improves performance.
The more central position of the rear engine mounts is new. The resulting more streamlined tuning of the mounts reduces engine vibrations and also stabilises the vehicle – especially during dynamic cornering with bumps.
In the new 911 GT3, the 7-speed PDK boasts an even sportier set-up. The shift throws on the gearshift paddles are crisp and short. Alternatively, you can also change gears directly with the PDK gear selector – in the new 911 GT3 it is based on a manual lever. No matter how you shift, with seven performance-oriented gears there's plenty of racing feel.
A new feature is gear selection during dynamic downshifting. If, for example, when braking before a bend, the driver pulls on the gearshift paddle before the correct engine speed is reached, the PDK 'remembers' this gear change and shifts back automatically as soon as the optimum engine speed is reached.
With six performance-oriented gears, extremely short shift throws and exceptionally precise, short gear changes. The focus is not on every tenth of a second, but on unconditional driving pleasure and unfiltered emotions.
By the way, the 911 GT3 with manual transmission including dual-mass flywheel and mechanical rear differential lock saves approximately 17kg in weight.
Lightweight construction always goes into detail: every gram is filed down so as to fight for every weight saving. The proportion of lightweight components made of aluminium and carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been increased once again, while maintaining the same stability. For even greater agility, typical of motorsport.
The front lid is made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), previously a privilege of the 911 RS models. The rear wing is also made of carbon, as is the roof on request.
The use of lightweight glass for the side windows and rear screen is new on the 911 GT3. It is highly durable, scratch-resistant and particularly lightweight.
As a result, the new 911 GT3 achieves a power-to-weight ratio of just 2.81kg/PS and a drag coefficient of 0.34. So you can set new records. Effortlessly. And, above all, lightly.
For the first time in a 911 GT3, a double wishbone front suspension has been installed. The system is derived directly from the 911 RSR – and brings you valuable seconds ahead in the 911 GT3.
The responsiveness of the front axle has been significantly improved once again through this axle principle – and the associated lower friction in the shock absorbers. In addition, the new axle geometry allows for a set-up that provides greater cornering stability and even more immediate steering response. For even faster cornering speeds.
On the rear axle, the proven multi-link axle in the LSA concept (lightweight, stable, agile) is used with an increased number of ball joints for even greater precision.
Ride height, camber and the stiffness of the anti-roll bars can be individually adjusted on both axles. Stiffer springs, together with the helper springs typical of motorsport, are used both front and rear. A new shock-absorber technology also allows more powerful driving characteristics, with simultaneously increased driving comfort.
Rear-axle steering with sports set-up.
At low speeds, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to that of the front wheels. This increases agility, especially when cornering. At high speeds, the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as that of the front wheels. This increases driving stability, above all at high speeds or when overtaking on the race track.
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM, –20mm).
This electronic adjustment of the shock absorber system actively and continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style. PASM has two settings: ‘Normal’, which is a blend of performance and comfort, and ‘Sport’ where the set-up is much firmer.
Porsche Stability Management (PSM).
PSM is an automatic control system for maintaining stability at the limits of dynamic driving performance. The systems can be completely switched off in two stages. For intentionally sporty handling on the race track.
Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus).
In conjunction with the 7-speed PDK, the system operates with an electronically regulated and fully variable rear differential lock with fully variable torque distribution. For increased traction and improved lateral dynamics, as well as enhanced stability when cornering under load change conditions and when changing lanes.
‘Smart’ lift system.
Available as an option, the lift system raises the 911 GT3 at the front axle by 40mm. To increase ground clearance at speeds of up to approximately 50km/h. The automatic lift function based on personally stored position data is new.
No time to lose – even when decelerating. A newly developed and particularly powerful brake system is the reliable basis for this. The standard cast-iron and aluminium composite brake discs now have a diameter of 408mm on the front axle – 28mm more than the predecessor – and 380mm on the rear axle. Thanks to the vacuum brake booster, which has also been re-engineered, the braking force can now be applied even more precisely and as required.
The red six-piston aluminium brake calipers on the front axle and the four-piston equivalents at the rear are designed as monobloc units. For greater inherent stability and faster response when applying and releasing the brake, even under extreme loads.
Everything you love about
Porsche. But faster.
At the sporting limit, it is always about being direct. Especially on the race track but also with ergonomics in the cockpit. In this sense, the interior of the new 911 GT3 is leading the way. It reflects on classic 911 virtues and extends them to new technological possibilities. The principle: analogue fascination meets digital integration.
The GT3 sports steering wheel with PDK gearshift paddles in Dark Silver enables short shift throws like in motorsport. The non-slip steering wheel rim in black Race-Tex sits comfortably in the hand, even during sporty driving. All materials are puristic and yet of high quality – in addition to the black Race-Tex, black leather and trim strips in black with inlays in brushed aluminium in Anthracite.
A new feature is the selectable track screen which displays the relevant driving data for the race track upon request, e.g. tyre pressure, g-force, stopwatch, water temperature as well as oil temperature and oil pressure. So you have all information directly in front of you and can fully concentrate on the race track. In conjunction with the 6-speed GT sports manual transmission (also with the PDK gear selector with the manual gate), the track screen also displays a shift assistant.
Cult: the central analogue rev counter with illuminated ‘GT3’ logo, the heart of the interior both visually and technically. High-tech: the high-resolution 7-inch-WVGA TFT colour displays on the left and right of the rev counter which show configurable vehicle information on virtual instruments.
The Sports seats Plus with elevated side bolsters, electric seat height and backrest adjustment as well as the manual fore/aft adjustment are standard. The side bolsters are covered in leather, the seat centres in black Race-Tex, while the ‘GT3’ logo is embroidered on the headrests in silver colour. The side bolsters on the squab and backrest have a firm, sporty padding and offer excellent lateral support – even in the pelvis area. The backrest shell is finished in Dark Silver.
Adaptive Sports seats Plus with 18-way electric adjustment of seat positions are available on request.
Full bucket seats made entirely of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) with carbon-weave finish and featuring integrated thorax airbag are available as an option. They offer particularly good lateral support at minimal weight. The fore/aft adjustment is manual, the height adjustment is electric. The cover is made of black leather as standard, with a seat centre in black perforated Race-Tex, lined in a contrasting colour, with the ‘GT3’ logo embroidered in silver colour on the headrests.
¹Child seats are not compatible with full bucket seats.
¹App usage permitted on private land only. Operation of this product (including the video recording feature in particular) could be prohibited by laws or regulations in specific markets or events. Before any use of this product, please check that this is permitted under local laws and regulations.
Configure 911 GT3 model.
Personalisation & finishing.