Car News 14 Sep 2017

Porsche reveal 911 GT3 Touring

Do you consider the current 911 GT3 to be too hardcore? If so relax, customers can now spec their new 911 GT3 with the ‘Touring Pack’, which tones down the hardened looks resulting in a more refined GT3.

The 911 GT3 Touring is a no-cost option package which can be chosen at the time of ordering. The pack loses the large fixed rear wing and is replaced by a retractable spoiler, covered by a new mesh grille which is adorned with a GT3 Touring plaque. Removing the large rear spoiler changes the cars aero, meaning the Touring benefits from a shorter front splitter and a bespoke rear diffuser fitted beneath the engine and behind the rear bumper, resulting in a sleeker look.

The GT3 Touring retains most exterior elements from the GT3, including the flared body, rear bumper and 20-inch forged wheels. Under the skin the Touring is the same as the GT3, with the same 4-litre flat six engine generating 493bhp and 341lb ft of torque. The main difference over the GT3 is that the Touring is only available with a manual gearbox, as opposed to the PDK transmission found on the GT3. Changing to a manual only marginally reduces the 0-62mph sprint time by 0.4 seconds, to a still respectful 3.9 seconds.

The interior adopts a more subtle, sophisticated experience, by way of removing the roll cage and Alcantara adorned seats and replacing with a leather/fabric combination. If this sounds too tame you can still spec the car with typical GT3 trinkets (apart from the PDK Transmission), such as bucket seats, lairy seatbelts, carbon ceramic brakes, a front axle lift system and Alcantara trim.

The 911 GT3 Touring will be a welcome addition to the 911 range and will be priced the same as the current GT3 at £111,802.




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