The concept of a new Porsche 911 GT3 was revealed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It is now coming back as a 2018 model and it is going to hit the market with not so significant styling changes, but definitely with a new powertrain, bringing back the manual transmission as an option for all the fans of it.
You should not expect anything revolutionary in terms of exterior changes. The well-known styling of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 seems to have been inspired by 911 series of sports cars, so the most of the outside features remain the same. However, those which have actually been reworked are said to follow the recently applied design pattern known as 991.2. In the front fascia, the nose and the headlamps remain almost identical while the front bumper will get a redesigned and more aggressive look. The vehicle will also get larger air intakes. The profile remains mostly the same as the ones seen on the 911 models. However, the rear end has undergone certain changes. For instance, the new 911 GT3 has got new and more angular taillights featuring LED technology. The air diffuser has also been redesigned while the side air vents will be obviously larger.
The sporty interior of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 will not change much either. You can expect a sports steering wheel inspired by the one seen inside the 918 Spyder. It will also provide two sports seats which will be electronically adjustable. Moreover, it has been said that the 911 GT3 will be offered in three more versions when it comes to seats, including the sports bucket seats made of carbon-fiber plastic for real racing experience. There will be no rear seats so the weight will be reduced. When we talk about hi-tech features, this model will provide the expected Porsche Communication Management system and two new options that include the Track Precision app and the Connect Plus.
Most of the changes the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 has actually undergone under the hood. New and larger 4.0-liter unit will replace the previous 3.8-liter flat-six engine. So, the new 4.0-liter flat-six is estimated to 500 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to a seven-speed, dual-clutch PDK transmission. It has been expected that the new 911 GT3 will take 3.2 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. Top speed will also be improved up to 197 mph. We have already mentioned the great news about Porsche bringing back the optional six-speed manual transmission, so there will be something for everyone.
2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Price
The new 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 has already started its production and sale. When it comes to price details of this racing beauty, we have been informed that it starts from $143,600 in the U.S.
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