Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package at Frankfurt

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring The 911 GT3 with Touring Package makes its world debut at the 67th International Motor Show (IAA) on September 12 in Frankfurt.

This pure 911 GT3 is available with a manual six-speed transmission only and instead of the fixed rear wing it has a variable rear spoiler like the 911 Carrera. Beneath its understated exterior is pure motorsport technology: The four-litre naturally aspirated engine born from motorsport develops 368 kW (500 hp) and 460 Nm of torque. The 911 GT3 with Touring Package sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds to reach a top speed of 316 km/h.

The name “Touring Package” harks back to an equipment variant of the 911 Carrera RS from 1973. Even then, the puristic 911 design and classic interior features were a key element. The new 911 GT3 with Touring Package adopts and modernises this concept. This variant is aimed at fans of high-quality sports cars who particularly value an understated appearance and classic driving enjoyment.

Aside from the Clubsport Package and Alcantara interior, virtually all 911 GT3 options are available from Porsche in combination with the Touring Package. They include features such as all exterior and wheel colours, PCCB ceramic brakes, LED headlights, multiple seat variants, Sport Chrono Package and sound systems.

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring

A high-performance sports car in every respect
With the exception of the rear, the body of the GT3 remains unchanged with the Touring Package. This means it has large air intakes in the specially designed front end, as well as the air outlet that is typical of the 911 GT3 located in front of the luggage compartment lid. The front and rear lights are unchanged. The appearance from the side is dominated by the forged alloy wheels with centre locking nut. At the front, 245/35 ZR 20 tyres are fitted on nine-inch wide wheels, while at the rear 305/30 ZR 20 tyres are mounted on twelve-inch wide rims. The tyres create a powerful impression as the body of the 911 GT3 is 44 mm wider at the wheel arches and an additional 25 mm lower than the 911 Carrera.

Sporty aerodynamics: Rear spoiler with additional aero tip
The subtle design features are first visible at the rear end. The extending rear spoiler from the series-production 911 is equipped with an aerodynamic tip (Gurney flap) in body colour. The specially designed rear lid grille bears the “GT3 touring” logo. Other distinguishing features include the silver-coloured side window trims, sports exhaust system tailpipes and headlight washer covers, as well as the Porsche logo at the rear. In the “Black Exterior Touring Package” option these elements are black and the front and rear lights are dark-tinted.

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring

Leather interior
The interior creates the feel of a classic sports car with manual transmission. In line with the character of a pure GT, fine leather prevails rather than Alcantara. The steering wheel rim with twelve o’clock marker, shift lever, door panel armrests, centre console storage compartment lid and interior door handles are upholstered in smooth-finish leather. The seat centres are made of black fabric. The headrests feature embossed Porsche crests and all seams in the partial leather interior are sewn in black thread. The finishing touch to the interior is black aluminium trim.

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring

Powerful six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine from motorsport
The powertrain and chassis are identical on all 911 GT3 variants with manual transmission, including the variant with Touring Package. The naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine with four-litre displacement is taken from racing cars such as the 911 RSR and 911 GT3 Cup. It is the most powerful naturally aspirated direct-injection boxer engine and has the greatest displacement Porsche has ever developed for a six-cylinder road car. The engine is characterised by its high-revving concept. The crankshaft spins at up to 9,000 rpm, which is truly extraordinary, even for a sports car engine.

The ratios of the six gears are precisely tuned to the power delivery of the engine and offer particularly sporty shifting characteristics. An automatic throttle blip ensures an exciting sound when downshifting. This function is activated via the “Sport” button on the centre console, delivering dynamic shift processes from faster synchronisation of the gears. The GT sports manual transmission transfers the power to a mechanical rear differential lock with automatic braking (PTV).

Fast on the corners, stable on the straights: Rigid chassis with rear-axle steering
The chassis of the 911 GT3 is testament to Porsche’s experience in motorsport. In addition to its precise design the chassis also boasts superior handling characteristics, thanks mainly to the active rear-axle steering. Depending on the road speed, it steers either in the opposite or the same direction as the front wheels, thereby improving the car’s agility and stability. The size of the tyres on both axles is such that the front wheels optimally transmit steering and brake forces, while the rear wheels provide drive and traction.

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring

Porsche Track Precision app as standard
In addition to Porsche Communication Management (PCM) the standard equipment of every 911 GT3 also includes the Connect Plus module and the Porsche Track Precision app. This app enables the driver to display, record and analyse detailed driving data on their smartphone.

The 911 GT3 Touring Package variant is priced from $326,800* – the same price as the regular 911 GT3. Local deliveries are expected in the first quarter of 2018.

911 GT3 with Touring Package: combined fuel consumption 13.3 L/100 km; CO2 emissions 302 g/km*

* Prices are recommended retail prices before statutory and dealer delivery charges, which vary from State to State.

* Fuel Consumption
Consumption figures are not reflective of real world driving conditions. Consumption figures are per the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) test cycle ) in accordance with the Euro 5 and Euro 6 (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) measurement method and should be used for comparative purposes only. The figures do not refer to an individual vehicle nor do they constitute part of the offer. Higher equipment levels may affect consumption and performance.

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