The Porsche 991 GT3 made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 earlier on this month but has made its first debut in America here at the New York Auto Show 2013. The Porsche 911 celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013, what better way to celebrate than with a new Porsche 991 GT3! Now in its fifth generation, the Porsche 991 GT3 promises to be one of the best supercars of 2013.
The engine, transmission, body and chassis are entirely new. The Porsche 991 GT3 gets a 3.8-litre flat engine developing 475hp at 8,250 rpm. It is an adaption of the engine used in the current generation Porsche Carrera S but with only a few common parts. The engine weighs around 25 kg less than the previous unit with a power output of 125 hp/litre of displacement.
Performance is as follows, 0 to 100km/h is passed after just 3.5 seconds, and 200km/h in less than 12 seconds. The top speed of 314km/h is reached in seventh gear of the PDK transmission. The lap time on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife was a very impressive 7:30 minutes. The last statistic is particularly important. Around 80 per cent of Porsche 991 GT3 customers also drive their cars on race tracks.