The 992nd generation Porsche 911 now gets a semi-inline version. It may not be the strongest nor the fastest, but it managed to be at least 16 seconds faster than its predecessor at the more than 20 kilometer stretch of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in Germany. It’s the most extreme 911.
The 911 GT3 arrives in its seventh generation with an engine 10 hp more powerful than its predecessor, from the 991 family. The increase of 16 seconds is not related to the engine or transmission, but to a strong aerodynamic and suspension improvement. Porsche has also invested heavily in the use of lightweight materials.
The Car semi-track It is one of the latest models from Porsche with a suction motor. It’s 4.0 boxer Six cylinders, 510 hp and 47.9 hp mcg. Rear traction.
Fitted for the trails, but with little ability to run on the streets and highways, the 40 units were for presale in Brazil for R$1,149,000. Porsche is negotiating with its parent company in Germany a new batch of copies. Deliveries for those already sold out begin in September.
It is also known that the modified competition model will be used in the 2022 season for the Porsche Cup, a motorsport championship in which the actor participates. Cayo Castro as one of the attractions among the riders. But, before the artist takes the wheel, the UOL . cars I had the opportunity to accelerate the car in its “lighter” version and tell all the details. paying off!
The new 911 GT3 brings the look of the 992 range, but with its many quirks. Four-point full-array anti-glare headlights are a common element. On the other hand, the front part has a diffuser that can be set to four levels (mechanically) at the dealership, depending on the taste of the customer.
At the bottom, air passes into the two holes under the hood, with the aim of improving aerodynamics. The front axle also features automatic height adjustment. Its height can reach 30 cm, for example, in garages with slopes or streets with deep ditches.
This capability, inherited from the 911 Turbo S, is one of the few features in the 911 GT3 designed for city driving and other everyday conditions. For the rest, everything in the sports car has been developed for optimum performance on the track.
The version available in Brazil has a carbon fiber roof as an optional component to reduce weight and center of gravity. The front and rear windows also use lightweight materials. The 911 GT3 2022 weighs 1435 kg.
The rear also features a four-stage adjustable diffuser and complete isolation, even from the six-cylinder exhaust outlets. According to Porsche, the rear aerodynamic load is up to 60 kg.
The massive aerodynamic plane contributes to this, due to which he received a new support bar, the same used on the brand’s racing cars. Porsche reports that downforce is up to 150% higher.
Wheel size is 20 inches in the front and 21 inches in the rear brakes Standard carbon ceramic.
Interior and equipment
The two rear seats have been eliminated for the installation of guard rails. The front fascias are from a racing car, glued to the ground and made of carbon fibre, a material seen in the rear.
Manual adjustments to reduce weight. Only tall electrician. The height, however, changes slightly. The driving position is always firmly fixed to the ground, which allows for greater sensitivity of the vehicle’s reactions.
The seats are covered in leather with visible seams to match the bodywork. In the case of the reviewed sample, in a shade called Shark blue from Porsche – very similar to the already popular Miami Blue, but slightly darker.
There is also an Alcantara with visible stitching on the door, which also has carbon fiber detailing. The sound system in the 911 GT3 is a premium brand from Bose.
The dashboard is the same as the 911 Carrera line, with five components. The central one, analog, is the tachometer, and the other is virtual and configurable. The pilot can choose what information he wants to see.
But there is a strangeness: the mode of the path. When activated, it displays information related to driving on the track, such as tire pressure and acceleration force.
The multimedia center contains a touch-sensitive screen, GPS navigator, smartphone mirroring and controls to adjust suspension systems and driving styles, among other functions.
As for the dimensions, the 911 GT3 has a length of 4.57 meters and a height of 1.28 meters. It is 2.4 cm shorter than the Turbo S version.
The gearbox on the 911 GT3 is PDK, automated with two clutches. But in the case of the semi-track car, it only has seven speeds, one less than the Turbo S. Porsche explains that in the Carrera the eighth gear operates as a double gear, to improve fuel consumption and provide more comfort.
In a model targeting tracks, where the interior removes many elements in order to reduce weight, the automaker deemed eighth gear unnecessary. In addition to representing 20 kg less, it also made the descent shorter, which is important for improving performance.
If torque in turbocharged engines usually comes at low rpm, this ambition was made to keep revs high. 510 horsepower is delivered at 8,400 rpm and torque is delivered at 47.9 million gf. The arrangement is to forget about the speed (displayed digitally on the panel) and always monitor the tachometer so that the pointer is always pointing to the right. In this way, the performance of the car is at its best.
The fast transmission plays its role brilliantly, without letting the engine lose its rpm when changing gears. The result is from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.4 seconds. It’s a lot more than 2.8 seconds on the Turbo S, but the 911 GT3 is a lot more stable.
The aerodynamic force is so strong that it seems as if the car is always being pulled down, and it cannot lose its grip with the track. That’s right with 100% traction at the rear, which creates deep power with the engine, as well as at the rear – the Turbo S has an on-demand 4×4 system.
Testing took place at the Velo Città race circuit, in Mogi-Guaso (SP), with a total of 13 bends, mostly low and medium speed. There, the 911 GT3 explained why it’s unbeatable on the tracks. The conditions are ideal for assessing the strength of aerodynamics and how it interferes with factors such as balance.
In the case of high speed and a lot of heavy braking, the sports car on only one occasion had to activate its electronic systems – stability and traction control, among other things – to correct the path. Even after being provoked, it turned out to be an almost error-proof car, with amazing speed especially when out of turns.
The 911 Turbo S is also very well balanced but also designed to run on a daily basis, not quite as much as the GT3. In parallel with Formula 1The semi-track model will be Red Bull, which is investing heavily in aerodynamics to be an easy-to-drive car.
The Turbo S will be a Mercedes, a little less balanced, but with a more powerful engine. And with more track-friendly tires, even without semi-slicks, the GT3, in direct conflict, would be able to discount all of its cornering power flaws.
That’s with a screeching sound rarely heard in today’s cars, which are increasingly muted by turbines. The 911 GT3 is the symphony of the high-speed engine. The two exhaust ports also bring in loudspeakers to make the noise even more exciting.
In addition to aerodynamics, the car brings other features to enhance its balance. A directional rear axle is standard. At high speed, the rear wheels rotate in the same direction as the front wheels to improve cornering performance.
Another new addition to the 992 lineup of the 911 GT3 is the dual front suspension. Among other benefits, it offers better compensation for the body’s decrease in braking.
Here in Brazil, it is not uncommon to see a 911, but in Europe and the United States, the sports car is a model used car Even to go to the supermarket. This is in the case of Carrera models: S, Turbo, Turbo S, etc.
The GT3 retains the best things about the Carrera when it comes to sportsmanship, but without any concern for everyday life. You can even use it, but it will not be comfortable, starting with racing car seats. GT3’s goal is to be that unbeatable car on track day.
But, despite only testing the model on the track, I can already imagine the fun of “riding” with this machine on a road trip, preferably with saw extensions. But as long as the roads are in good condition.
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