Porsche didn’t go over the top with the introduction of the fifth-generation GT3 in Geneva but the vehicle is still a sight to behold. Not to mention, the 2014 911 GT3, which goes on sale in late 2013, carries a price tag of only $130,400. We say only because the price makes it very affordable in comparison to just about every other sports car debuting in Geneva.
So what’s new in the 911 GT3? For starters, this model is the first production Porsche to have an active rear-wheel steering. The engine here is a 3.8-liter boxer engine based on on the 911 Carrera S with slight alteration and unique parts. It produces 475 hp and powers the GT3 to hit 0-60 in a very fast 3.3 seconds while reaching 195 mph. Take it out on a race track, and you can purportedly hit 124 mph in under 12 seconds.
Porsche is very particular about the GT3 engine, with distinct crankshaft and valve gear being unique to this model in addition to titanium connecting rods and forged pistons. The dual-clutch transmission is also a distinct feature of this GT3, taking its inspiration from the racing track to give the car the performance that Porsche enthusiasts have come to expect.
The GT3 frame borrows from the 911 Carrera in that it is made from hybrid steel and aluminum. The cars are differentiated by the front and rear parts of the GT3, which is also about 2 inches wider than the 911 Carrera S and sports a large fixed rear wing for aerodynamics.
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