Sabine Schmitz: Porsche 997 GT3 RS vs. 991 GT3September 15th, 2014
Sabine Schmitz is considered the “Queen of the ‘Ring” because of her experience and mastery of the famed Nürburgring. Schmitz takes a look at her current racer, a Porsche 991 GT3 that has done more than 12,000 miles on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, and compares it to a new Porsche 991 GT3.
In a straight-line race, the 991 GT3 takes the flag thanks to the additional 24 horsepower it has under the gas pedal, the new PDK gearbox, and launch control. When she gets behind the wheel herself, she’s very impressed with the car’s acceleration and that engine sound at 9,000 RPM. We can’t wait to see the results when she takes the new Porsche around the Nordschleife to really see what it can do.
If you’d like to get behind the wheel of a 991 GT3 yourself, you can take one around the track in Las Vegas thanks to Exotics Racing or you can look for Sabine Schmitz on the Nürburgring while you drive one around the 13-mile course if you visit RSR Nurburg, a company that specializes in teaching drivers the the legendary track known as The Green Hell.