Looking near identical to the cars in the photos we shared with you last year, the GT3 uses the Carrera 4‘s 44 mm wider body, sits on 20-inch alloy wheels and shares most of its aero package with the GT3 Cup car, namely much larger air intakes at the front, with outlets on the tops of both bumpers and sides of the rear. There’s also a deep front spoiler, side skirts, fixed rear wing and twin central tailpipes.
For the first time, Porsche is using active rear-wheel steering, which improves agility and stability by steering in the opposite or the same direction as the front wheels depending on the speed. Other dynamics include an electronically controlled, fully variable rear differential lock and adjustable height, toe and camber of the newly developed all-aluminium chassis.
Propelled by a naturally aspirated 3.8-litre flat-six engine, developing 350 kW (475 hp) and 440 Nm of torque, power is sent to the rear wheels via Porsche’s seven-speed PDK (Doppelkupplung) transmission. On the road, 100 km/h appears in just 3.5 seconds, 200 km/h in less than 12 seconds, with top speed an impressive 315 km/h (195 mph).
It can also lap the Nürburgring in under 7 minutes and 30 seconds, meaning it eclipses the time (7:32) that Walter Röhrl recorded at the wheel of the Porsche 997 GT2.