Porsche 911 GT3: the sporting beast, now with 500 hp
The New Porsche 911 GT3 flies on the Nürburgring Germany in 7 min and 12.7 sec
Get on board to the all-powerful Porsche 911 GT3 Sports Car that has broke the Record of its Predecessor, The New Sport Car makes history: One million units manufactured.
Porsche 911 GT3 2017: First impressions
Porsche has renewed the Porsche 911 GT3 , among other changes, offer us more power and added appeal of the possibility of resorting to a manual change; something that surely has not set too well for those who bought a Porsche 911 R to speculate.
Now, after the controversial record of the Honda Civic Type R, Porsche announces this time the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 at Nürburgring; a time that is substantially better than that of its predecessor.
The Porsche 911 GT3 2017 has set a time of 7 minutes and 12.7 seconds, a chrono that, when compared with that of its predecessor; leaves us with 12.3 seconds to its favor in a milestone, that elevates this athletic Porsche 911 To the top of the Nürburgring times list.
To put it in context we find that this Porsche 911 GT3 is slightly faster than the Dodge Viper ACR (7: 12.13), faster than the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package (7: 14,64) or faster than the Porsche 911 (997) GT2 RS (7:18); Although, obviously not the fastest Porsche of all, that title falls on the Porsche 918 Spyder (06:57)
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The new 911 GT3 was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show 2017, as a major upgrade of the model. Not only does it have a small aesthetic redesign, it also includes numerous frame improvements, mechanical and aerodynamic.
The most noteworthy new features are the 6 cylinders of 4.0 liters of 500 hp; and the possibility of requesting it with a manual gearbox. Although for the moment, this transmission option is not yet available in any market.
The reason is none other than the first 911 GT3, that will be assembled will have the option of automatic transmission, the transmission of double clutch PDK.
The manual box will be an option (with surcharge included); and really will be very few customers that opt for it. In addition, this deteriorates the performance figures of the model.
When choosing the six-speed manual transmission option, the acceleration value from 0 to 100 km / h is 3.9 seconds, while with the automatic PDK of 7 ratios; this time is reduced to 3.4 seconds, although the PDK box adds a little more weight.
Among the aerodynamic improvements are the new GT3 is capable of generating more down force due to the new fairing in the low; extracted from the limited edition 911 R, or the new position of the rear wing, now appears 20 mm higher and 10 Mm more delayed.
As the brand stated in its presentation, the aerodynamic load at maximum speed, has increased by 20 percent; also achieving no increase in drag.
The Porsche 918 Spyder continues to retain its throne as the fastest Porsche; but along the way this GT3 has surpassed the 911 (997) GT2 RS
Following this set-up it is worth mentioning that ahead of this 911 we find the Mercedes-AMG GT R (07: 10.92), with the Nissan GT-R Nismo (07: 08.67) or the Lamborghini Aventador SV (06: 59.73).
Of course the time in the Nürburgring of the Porsche 911 GT3 2017 is a commendable record; a time that the German mark registered under notary and the hand of the pilot of the mark Lars Kern; with tires Michelin Sport Cup 2 and resorting to the gearbox Automatic double clutch.
If you thought that the new Porsche 911 GT3 2017 did not introduce many new features regarding its predecessor; wait to read this article and see the video you have above.
Because the new 911 GT3 2017 has set a time in Nürburgring, after completing a turn to the dangerous route in just 7 minutes and 12.7 seconds.
This means that it is about 12 seconds faster in this track than the previous 911 GT3 of 475 hp, and that is only 15 seconds of the wild Porsche 918 Spyder, which with its 887 hp, is 387 hp more powerful than the protagonist of the news.
It also means that it stays about 20 seconds behind the radical Lamborghini Hurricane Performante (which marked a time of 6 minutes and 52.01 seconds).
The most extreme variant of the Lamborghini model, a car that has an advanced active aerodynamic system; and Which currently holds the title of the fastest production car in the ‘Green Hell‘.
So we can say that the new Porsche 911 GT3 has improved a lot with respect to its predecessor; or at least in the hands of the pilot in charge of marking this time, which incidentally, have not said who it was.
In addition, the images show the presence of a safety cage other than the factory can fit the model and a competition seat; essential elements to ensure the safety of the pilot in the event of an accident.
Among the most notable are its engine, a new boxer box of 4.0 liters with 500 CV of power, and a red zone located at an exciting 9,000 rpm; Its gearbox, which can now be manual or automatic; Its directional rear axle, element that increases its agility and stability; Or its worked aerodynamics, with a higher wing that also is situated in a more delayed position.
And before finishing, comment that if this GT3 2017 has established this ‘time’, we do not know what will happen; when the still more extreme Porsche 911 GT2 RS 2017 does the same, but from here we bet that it will surpass the Hurricane Performante (always That the Corvette ZR1 does not give the surprise; since Chevrolet has been these days attacking the track with the prototypes of tests).
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The Technology behind the Porsche 911 GT3
Since the generation 996 there has not been one that has not counted in its range with at least two versions; one evolved from its predecessor, the Porsche 911 GT3. This rhythm, sustained in the 997, remains in the current range.
The Porsche 911 991 now releases what would be its second variant GT3, and in which the engine of 3.8 liters and 475 hp leaves to another six cylinders: it is a 4 liters atmospheric of 500 hp and that develops a maximum torque Of 46.9 mkg, that is, 2 more than its predecessor.
It is the same engine that, since the end of last year, used the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in competition but in this case with 480 hp.
The key for this engine to achieve so much power without any kind of overcharging; is in its ability to turn very high speeds: it reaches 9,000 laps, fulfilling an essential requirement for a Porsche 911 sports.
Porsche 911 GT3 Features
Its 1,430 kg and 500 hp gives rise to a weight / power ratio of 2.86 kg / hp -2.47 kg / hp in the racing version.
Thanks to it, the new Porsche 911 GT3 accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.4 sec, which means to trim a tenth to the replaced version; While the maximum speed is 318 or 320 km / h, depending on whether the PDK automatic seven-speed gearbox or the manual of six; slightly lighter and called GT with a flywheel bimasa.
In this case, there is a sports mode that performs a faster synchronization of the change.
According to the change, the Porsche 911 GT3 features the PTV or PTV Plus, the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus; a system that performs a variable torque distribution on the rear wheels, as well as adjusting the work of the mechanical self-locking differential Manual) or electronic (with automatic) depending on the acceleration; the yaw – what the car turns on its vertical axis – or the speed of the car, for example.
For its part, the stability control of Porsche (PSM) has in the GT3 an exclusive adjustment and, of course, can be disabled in two steps.
It is one of the contributions of a revised chassis with an adjustment similar to the cars of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup; with body 2,5 cm lower than a Porsche 911 Carrera S, for example.
Optionally, if desired, it is possible to mount a pneumatic system on the front axle that gets to raise it 3 cm below 50 km / h.
The Porsche 911 GT3 has active steering on the rear axle, so these wheels rotate in the same direction of the front or the opposite, depending on the speed. In addition, like all the other members of the 911 family, they also have the PASM active suspension Suspension Management; that automatically modifies the work of the cushioning according to the firmness and driving style.
The driver, however, also has the possibility to choose, through a button, between the normal setting, sporty but with a shade of comfort; Or the sporty, much firmer and drier, but also more suited to extreme driving.
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The tires are about 245/35 ZR20 on the front axle and about 305/30 ZR20 on the rear axle; mounted on center anchor tires and with pressure control. The car brakes feature six- and four-piston monobloc calipers, front and rear, and 380mm discs, which may be ceramic, PCCBs.
Among the changes detected in the body is a rear wing carbon 2 cm higher than its predecessor to, thus, contribute to the settlement of the posterior axis at high speed. The same material is used for the tailgate.
As for the front and rear of the body, are built in lightweight polyurethane; with hollow glass spheres and carbon fiber elements. As standard the Porsche 911 GT3 has headlights bixenón and, are in option, those of leds.
The interior of this version continues to be characterized by a small diameter steering wheel, with 36 cm – like the Porsche 918 Spyder, and sports seats with the GT3 anagrama.
They have electric height and tilt adjustment. Optionally, there are three more sports seats; Just as the ClubSport package allows the passenger compartment to be fitted with a roll cage, power switch, six-point seat belt and extinguisher.
The Porsche Communication Manager includes the possibility of recording driving data, and sending it to a mobile phone, thus counting the lap times. Even with deviations from the ideal path, for example.
The Price of the New Porsche 911 GT3
At the moment there is no price for the 911 GT3 with the manual change; but the approx. price for the automatic version starts from $175,437 = AED 644,362. Provided we have the range of 4 basic colors and 20 inch wheels.