Why the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Matters:
Porsche is about providing a pure motoring experience, and it doesn’t get much more pure than what the GT3 delivers. This is a distilled sports car experience that focuses on assaulting all of your senses in the best way possible. Consider that the latest 911 GT3 is more powerful, stiffer, and wider than your standard new 911, and you can begin to get a picture of what you’re in for. Dive deeper and you realize this is a completely different (and insane) animal altogether.
What’s New for the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3:
- This is a brand-new fifth generation of the 911 GT3.
- 0-60 miles per hour occurs in just 3.3 seconds.
- Top Speed is 195 miles per hour.
- PDK is the go-to transmission for the GT3.
- Active rear wheel steering increases agility and stability.
New 2014 Porsche 911 GT3: Styling and Design
Start with the updated Porsche 911, then add in extra flair, aggression, and anger and you arrive at the GT3. Massive vents are used on the exterior to help with cooling and air flow. An exceptionally large spoiler sits out back to keep the rear end from dancing across the highway. Poking out from the rear lower fascia, the centrally mounted dual-exhaust outlets scream forth the fury hiding beneath the bodywork.
The entire car adheres to the old “looks fast sitting still” cliché, but this car really does just that. This is an angry machine, and it’s dressed appropriately.
New 2014 Porsche 911 GT3: What’s Under the Hood
Put up your dukes and take a look at this boxer. We’re dealing with a 3.8-liter flat-six that churns out 475 horsepower and runs kicking and screaming up to its 9,000 rpm redline. The engine is paired with Porsche’s near-telepathic PDK dual-clutch transmission that snaps shifts quicker than Men on Film popping off a Z-formation howdy-do. The gear ratios are short, the paddle shifters respond quickly, and the car will rocket forward with ease and impressive acceleration.
New 2014 Porsche 911 GT3: Features and Technology
If the engine and transmission tech isn’t enough for you, Porsche has also fitted the GT3 with active real wheel steering. This allows the rear wheels to turn opposite of the front wheels, which aids in both cornering and stability.
Construction of the 911 GT3 is equally techno-fantastic thanks to the use of lightweight hybrid materials. This increases stiffness while keeping the car light and responsive.
New 2014 Porsche 911 GT3: What Autobytel Thinks
It’s hard not to love the 911 GT3, and the 2014 model appears to be the greatest one yet. If you want the real ultimate driving machine you need to climb the 911 ladder to arrive at the GT3. This is driving precision at its zenith, and it’s available in a variety of colors… if you have at least $130,000 to spend. Since it’s a Porsche, expect to shell out quite a bit more for even the most basic options.
Or buy the “base” model and just get out there and drive the wheels off.