Turbochargers are good and nice, but they’re everywhere these days, from humble midsize sedans all the way up to the supercars. That’s what makes the Porsche 911 GT3 RS so special: it puts out a certifiably insane amount of power from just six cylinders, all with no turbos. Now for 2018, it’s getting what we all…
You know what’s a good engine? That 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six in the current Porsche 911 GT3, the one that screams all the way to 9,000 RPM. Mm. Yeah. If Porsche took that and stuck it in the upcoming 718 Boxster Spyder, that’d make my year. And it’s only February.
Surprise, surprise: Porsche really does want to take manual 911 fans’ money after all. We finally got a manual 911 GT3 because Porsche saw stick-shift 911 Rs selling for insane prices, reports Road & Track. Fans demanded when Porsche wasn’t supplying, and Porsche didn’t like being left out of that insane…
The secondhand market for Porsche’s specialty GT cars is insane. We’ve reported on 911 Rs selling for three or four times their original sticker price. Porsche’s not taking this lying down, and so the automaker says it will start getting tough on car flippers to ensure their sports cars are sold to people that will…
So, Porsche made this car called the Porsche 911 R, right. And it was basically a 911 GT3 RS with no big silly wing and a manual transmission. There were very few of them made, and because it’s the only Porsche that purists actually want, they sold for silly amounts of money. And that was the end of that... maybe?
Just after Porsche director of GT cars Andreas Preuninger said that setting fast Nürburgring lap times wasn’t a priority, Porsche announced that they set a time with their new 2018 911 GT3 that’s 12.3 seconds quicker than the previous 911 GT3: a 7:12.7. There’s not a lot of consistency in what comes out of…
When Porsche confirmed that the 2018 911 GT3 will indeed come with a manual gearbox, we were all very excited about a car that most of us can’t afford. The only problem is that Porsche is going to charge you the GT3 premium for what should be the cheaper gearbox.
Bless us, every one, for Porsche listens to us after all. They listened! They care! The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 will give buyers the choice of Porsche’s ultra-fast paddle-shifted PDK transmission or a glorious good old three-pedal six-speed manual transmission, per a Porsche press release. Rejoice!
With 415 rear-mounted horsepower, optional enormous ceramic brakes and a list price of over $100,000 the 997 Porsche 911 GT3 was a certified supercar when new. Ten years later it’s still the stuff of dreams for most of us, so I was pretty jealous to find out somebody’s owned one for less than a cost of a Chevy Volt.
There’s nothing quite like staring in the face of a car when you get to the race track. And if you can’t be at the race track to appreciate that feeling in person, the next best thing is setting it as the background on your desktop.
Yes, you can watch this Porsche 911 GT3 hit 197 mph (an indicated 318 kp/h), but the best part is to hear the thing shift into seventh under power. Just...listen to it.
According to the latest Autocar Confidential, the team who developed the new NSX over at Acura purchased a Ferrari 458 for comparison tests—and then completely destroyed the car to see how it was built when they were done.
Most everyone knows that automakers buy competitors’ cars to test and take apart to see how they can make their better and faster. But when Porsche caught Honda in the act, they left a sassy little note.
This six-speed manual was developed for the 2017 Porsche 911R, and will also be available as an option on the next GT3. Thank you, Porsche.
When the Porsche Cayman GT4 came around earlier this year, there were whispers that the new car could outshine the 911 GT3. With only the option of a manual transmission, the GT4 entered the scene boasting 385 horsepower and top speed of 183 mph. The car does borrow from its Porsche relative, the 911, by virtue of its …
The BMW M4 GTS has just been announced and it’s BMW M’s most hardcore vehicle. But it’s also one of BMW’s most expensive vehicles. At 142,000 Euros (roughly $160,000 US), only the BMW i8 is more expensive. The M4 GTS however, is also one of BMW’s fastest and most track-ready cars. With 493 hp, a 0-60 mph time of 3.7…
Okay, we get it. Cars are fun, the suburbs are boring. But these two pinheads are driving recklessly, almost ruining two beautiful cars, and not even really looking that cool doing it:
What’s that you say? Porsche doesn’t make a turbo 911 GT3? That’s true — Jeff Zwart did.