Porsche will continue to expand and update the 911 range in the coming months, according to a new report. The Stuttgart-based company will present a revised version of the GT3 at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show and resurrect the GT2 RS nameplate before the end of the year. Porsche has removed the sheets on the new 2018 Porsche 911 GT3, a model they say is “for the road and the track.”
2018 Porsche 911 R Design
The GT3 tries to shave the weight if possible using lightweight materials for the front fascia and the rear fender, which is carbon fiber. The GT3 is only rear-wheel drive, it will get a rear-locking differential to get all the traction it needs, while the dynamic engine mounts work to sort the engine vibration and weight transfer.
Inside, the GT3 will take the 14.1-inch GT Sport steering wheel from the 918 Spyder, while the owners will also have a choice of three sports seats. The GT3 will offer the Track Precision application as standard equipment, which will record and send driving data to the owners’ smartphones, along with the Porsche communication management system as standard onboard.
2018 Porsche 911 R Engine
As previously reported by Autocar, and hoped by many, Porsche listened to the disused masses (otherwise known as “purists”) and will offer the new GT3 with an optional 6-speed manual transmission (PDK is still the standard transmission). Assuming that the figures in the release disclosed are correct, it will be a tough choice for those who want to store their own gear. The PDK-equipped version is expected to reach 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds with a peak track speed of 197 mph, while the three-pedal version will reach 198 mph but take 3.8 seconds to find 60 mph. I’m not sure that .6 seconds compensates for the seat-of-the-pants fun you get from moving on your own, but the sales numbers will tell the true story.
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Both versions are powered by a six-liter 4.0-liter engine based on those found in the New 911Porsche GT3 R and 911 GT3 RSR. The new 991.2 GT3 was developed in Weissach and will be manufactured on the same line as other 911 road cars, including the Porsche racing car, the 911 GT3 Cup.
2018 Porsche 911 R Price
Scheduled to reach dealers in the fall of 2017, the MSRP base is said to be $ 143,600, with no delivery, processing and processing costs of $ 1,050.