Porsche chose the 2013 New York Auto Show to show off the current title holder of baddest 911, the new 2014 911 GT3. Any 911 wearing the GT3 designation means it was built for those who want to attack a race track. The 911 GT3 is about 1.7 inches wider in the back and uses a combination of steel and aluminum to provide lightness and added stiffness. Another component of the GT3 is the large rear wing which helps improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle. Power comes from a 3.8L boxer engine yielding 475 horsepower. All of that power is funneled through Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission to the rear wheels. Sorry, there is no manual transmission option for the GT3. Performance figures are staggering with a 0-60 MPH time of 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 195 MPH. Interested? Porsche says the new 911 GT3 arrives in the U.S. in late 2013 with a pricetag of $130,400. Autobytel’s Jeff Glucker gives you the 411 on the 911 GT3.
2014 Porsche 911 GT3 at The 2013 New York Auto Show