Porsche 911 GT3 / GT3 RS Sports

911 GT3 / GT3 RS


  • Acceleration should be measured in nanoseconds
  • Powerful brakes
  • All-wheel drive available as an option
  • More fuel efficient than an RX-8
  • Price of options can deplete your bank account faster than your ex-wife
The 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 boasts a highly refined 3.8-liter horizontally opposed 6-cylinder powerplant that produces 435 hp at 7600 rpm and 317 lb-ft of torque at 6250 rpm with a redline of 8500 rpm. Porsche engineers bring everything together for an outstanding performance of 4.0 seconds running from 0 - 60 mph and reaches 100 mph in only 8.2 seconds. Top track speed, as tested by Porsche, is 194 mph for the 2011 911 GT3.

Despite having more horsepower and torque than most three-quarter ton trucks, the 911 GT3 is rated at 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway according to EPA estimates.

Power becomes less effective if damping control cannot compensate for uneven road surfaces and traction to the tires is not optimal. The GT3 and GT3 RS get Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system as standard equipment to ensure a responsive ride and superior handling. In conjuction with PASM are two control systems that work together which make up the Porsche Stability Management. Stability Control (SC) provides stabilization and Traction Control (TC) regulates longitudinal dynamics to improve acceleration on various road surfaces.

At the rear is a rear wing composed of lightweight synthetic material which purposely provides aerodynamic downforce and greater driving stability even at the highest speeds. Furthermore, the angle of the upper wing profile is adjustable for use on the racetrack.

Aerodynamics at the front end are improved with the front spoiler lending more downward force and two ram-air collector intakes on the engine lid forcing more air into the intake manifold and engine compartment.

The MSRP for the 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 is $115,700 plus the $950 destination charge.

The 2011 Porsche 911 GT RS delivers uncompromised power and performance with its normally aspirated 3.8-liter six-cylinder boxer engine. Even with 450 hp and a 8500 rpm redline, the 911 GT3 RS is suitable for everyday use.

The 911 GT3 RS is equipped with at 6-speed manual transmission configured with a single-mass flywheel which is lighter and allows the engine to rev more freely. PASM is set for even higher performance than the 911 GT3. Additionally, the rear axle wishbone is split so that camber can be set more precisely to meet race conditions.

Dynamic engine mounts are standard and will change their stiffness and damping effect dependent upon driving conditions. Under everyday street use, the dynamic engine mounts allow for a comfortable ride. With lively driving conditions, handling is brought to an even higher level for maximum performance.


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