For all the hardcore performance enthusiasts, there is good news from the office of Porsche. The German luxury carmaker has launched the Porsche 911 GT3 and the GT3 Touring package for the Indian market. This eighth-edition or as Porsche likes to call it the ‘992’ series of 911 Sports cars packs some serious grunt. To take this further is the 911 GT3 which comes equipped with motorsport parts and the sweet 4.0L engine. Coming to price, you can grab one of these performance machines at a premium price of ₹2.5 Crore (Ex-showroom).
Bodywork has never been a problem for Porsche. Their machines have always had a head-turning design, and the 911 GT3 twins are no different. Talking about the GT3, upfront we get a highly aggressive look, thanks to the sculpted bumper and the hood air vents. The dipping nose and the standing headlights give the car an extremely aerodynamic design. The lower portion of the bumper gets extended openings for better brake cooling. The headlights and DRLs are split and the latter is placed near the vents. The carbon bonnet is inspired by motorsport and comes with integrated air outlets to keep the high revving engine cool and running smoothly.
The side profile of this two-door coupe is accentuating, and one cannot miss the thin spoke alloy wheels that showcase the large cross-drilled brake disc both at the front and rear, complemented by the red multi-piston calipers. At the rear we see the traditional Porsche design with the slim taillights and a body width bar light. The centered twin-tip exhaust is surrounded by a new diffuser that gets larger slats for increased downforce. The rear wing is also new and produces more downforce owing to the swan-neck connection. While the 911 GT3 offers the wild and raw street racer look, the 911 GT3 Touring Package offers a more sophisticated look with an integrated automatic spoiler and slightly changed front and rear bumpers.
The leather-wrapped cabin gets personalized contrast color stitching. It gets a semi-digital instrument cluster, with a high-resolution 7-inch TFT display on either side of the rev counter. This cluster has some advanced features like G-force display, water temperature, oil temperature, and oil pressure. It also gets a 10.9-inch infotainments system with the latest version of Porsche Communication Management. Porsche offers a Clubsport package as well. At no additional cost, this package brings along a roll cage and a six-point racing harness among other track protection aids. Buyers also have the option to choose from a Sport seat or a full bucket seat.
Both cars are powered by the same 4.0L Flat-6 Boxer engine that puts out 510PS of power and 470Nm of torque. The car shoots from 0-100Kmph in just 3.9 seconds with a manual and 3.4 seconds with the Porsche Double-Clutch Transmission (PDK). The car has a top speed of 320kmph with MT and 318kmph with PDK.