Porsche Looks at the Evolution of the 911 GT3September 20th, 2014
Andreas Preuninger, Manager of High Performance Cars at Porsche, shares his thoughts on the new, fifth generation Porsche 911 GT3. With a “form follows function” approach, Porsche started from scratch with this model and spent years working on the design. In fact, Porsche spent 2 1/2 years of development on the steering alone, which of course now includes rear axle steering, making the car drive like a go kart through the corners.
Porsche was able to reduce the GT3’s weight by about 65 pounds, but has “reinvested” some of that reduced weight to make the car faster and more emotional. The 911 GT3 is also fitted with a completely new engine putting out 475 horsepower with a redline of 9,000 rpm and linked to a custom PDK gearbox designed to deliver raw speed and acceleration. Porsche has the benefit of having the new 911 GT3 crafted by the same team that put together the Porsche GT3 Cup racer, so performance is always at the forefront in their minds.
From what we see in this feature, the new 911 GT3 looks incredible. Now, if we could only get behind the wheel and take it out on the track.