After its debut in the latest Geneva Motor Show, Porsche Centre Doha, Al Boraq Automobiles Co launched the new model in the second generation of the 911 model series: the new GT3 even more powerful, faster, and refined than its predecessor.
Salman Jassem Al Darwish, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Porsche Centre Doha said: “In developing the most sporting and dynamic road-going 911 with a normal-aspiration power unit, Porsche has applied a wide range of know-how gained in motorsport. Indeed, this is precisely why the new GT3 is truly impressive not only on the road, but also on the race track. The new 911 GT3 is now available in the Porsche Centre Doha showroom.”
The 911 GT3 offers an even higher standard in two key areas: performance and driving dynamics. Now the proven six-cylinder naturally aspirated power unit develops maximum output of 435bhp, up 20bhp over its predecessor. This results from an increase in engine capacity by 200cc to 3.8 litres and from the improved petrol cycle: now not only the intake, but for the first time also the exhaust camshafts are adjusted by VarioCam.
Through its upgraded power and performance, the boxer engine also offers a significant increase in torque at medium engine speeds, a benefit of particular significance in everyday motoring. Clearly, this also means a further improvement in performance, the new GT3 accelerating from a standstill to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds and reaching 160km/h in 8.2 seconds. Top speed is 312km/h or 194mph.
The second highlight in developing the 911 GT3 to an even higher standard was further improving the car’s driving dynamics: For the first time the 911 GT3 comes with a particularly sporting variant of PSM Porsche Stability Management, offering the option to deactivate both Stability Control (SC) and Traction Control (TC) in separate steps. And to give the driver unrestricted, individual control over the driving dynamics of his car, these functions are not reactivated automatically even under the most extreme driving conditions, but only at the touch of a button.
The new GT3 offers even better grip and stability also at high speeds, specific modifications of the car’s aerodynamics increasing down-forces both front and rear to such an extent that the overall pressure pushing down the car is more than twice as great as on the former model. At the same time the new Aerodynamics Package gives the GT3 a brand-new look further accentuated by the new bi-xenon headlights, LED rear light clusters, as well as modified air intakes and outlets.
The active PASM suspension of the 911 GT3 enables Porsche’s engineers to make the springs and anti-rollbars somewhat stiffer yet again, thus ensuring even more precise handling in the PASM sports mode, while retaining appropriate roll comfort suitable for everyday use in the normal PASM mode. New, even lighter wheels in racing design with central locking and UHP (ultra-high performance) tyres now even featuring tyre pressure control round off the functional and visual enhancement of the GT3.
Starting in autumn, the new GT3 will be available with yet another option making the car even more suitable for the race track: new and highly innovative PADM (Porsche Active Drivetrain Mount) engine bearings. These special engine mounts recognise a particularly sporting, race-like style of driving, making the normally elastic engine suspension hard and particularly resistant. This retains all the motoring comfort of the GT3 in everyday traffic, while on the race track the car is not affected by any mass forces coming from the engine, as would otherwise be the case in fast bends and on winding tracks.
A further advantage is the car’s improved traction when accelerating from a standstill. Another feature also new on the new model is the optional lift system for the front axle able to raise the ground clearance of the car for driving on bumpy surfaces or steep gradients – for example into an underground garage – at the touch of a button by 30 millimeters or almost 1.2”.
“Once again Porsche proves its “slowly but surely” product development strategy is worthwhile the wait,” added Al Darwish.
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