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Published by Live the Moment by Mex, 2020-02-21 18:10:17

911 GT3 - Catalogue

911 GT3 - Catalogue

The new 911 GT3

Born in Flacht













Born in Flacht

08 The new 911 GT3
14 Aerodynamics and design
22 Touring P­ ackage
28 Drive
42 Chassis
52 Safety and environment
64 Interior and infotainment
82 Motorsport
89 Summary
90 Personalisation
118 Technical data

Contents 5





The new 911 GT3





A day in Flacht isn’t 24 hours.
It’s 8,640,000 hundredths of a second.

The new 911 GT3.

Many have still never heard of it. Some believe it’s Our engineers invested all their racing experience
all just a myth. For the true fan, though, behind the into it, tweaking and honing into the night.
idyllic green hills of the Swabian region in Germany Afterwards, they would all say: “It couldn’t get any
the promised land does exist: Flacht. The home of better.” Only to ask themselves the next morning:
Porsche Motorsport. Our home. The place in which “Could we not make it even better?” A hundredth of
the Porsche heart beats the fastest. Where the a second faster, a percentage point more agile, a
transfer from motorsport into series production is gramme lighter?
routine daily practice. Where the proving ground is
our playground. And precision is our greatest Then – and only then – could we award the highest
passion. distinction there is at Porsche:

Here, in Flacht, is where the new 911 GT3 turned Born in Flacht.
its first laps. Here is where the mighty sound of The new 911 GT3.
its 4.0-litre horizontally opposed and naturally
aspirated engine roared for the first time. Here
is where the chassis was tuned over the course
of countless test kilometres with the meticulous
scrutiny only otherwise afforded to the
Porsche 919 Hybrid for Le Mans.

For fuel consumption, CO₂ emissions and efficiency class, please refer to page 121.

The new 911 GT3 11



When facts speak for themselves.

Highlights.

Sound: unadulterated engine sound of a pure-bred Transmission: performance-oriented 7-speed
high-performance naturally aspirated unit. P­ orsche Doppelkupplung (PDK).
Optional: 6-speed GT sports manual transmission
D­ riving dynamics: racing chassis with dynamic with short shift throws.
engine mounts and rear-axle steering with GT
tuning. Design and aerodynamics: new front and rear end,
Bi-Xenon main headlights, three-dimensionally
Performance: 4.0-litre six-cylinder horizontally shaped taillights, underbody panelling with finned
opposed and naturally aspirated engine derived rear diffuser, front spoiler and rear wing for
from the 911 GT3 Cup offering 368 kW (500 hp), aerodynamic downforce.
460 Nm and a high-revving concept.
Safety: motorsport-tuned vehicle stability system,
L­ ightweight construction: bodyshell in aluminium high-performance brake system with six-piston
and steel composite, front and rear end in aluminium brake calipers at the front and four-
lightweight polyurethane, rear lid, wing uprights piston equivalents at the rear axle.
and rear wing in carbon, connecting rods in
titanium.

Nothing but facts: Scan code or go to
www.porsche.com/911-GT3-highlights For fuel consumption, CO₂ emissions and efficiency
and start the film. class, please refer to page 121.

The new 911 GT3 13

Aerodynamics
and design



We firmly believe in the laws of physics.
And in defying them time and time again.

Aerodynamics and design.

The greatest resistance we know here in Flacht? ensure plenty of fresh air. All cooling air intakes are The first impression is like the second: the new
Headwind. It’s a matter of confronting it – with protected by air intake grilles in titanium colour. 911 GT3 has a more imposing appearance.
optimum aerodynamics and favourable drag And always looks ready to pounce. More aggressive
coefficients. But it’s also a matter of exploiting it. Responsible for the leaner build: lightweight as well? We prefer to say: more impatient. At least
By using it to cool the brakes, for example – or polyurethane with hollow glass microspheres and for those on the race track who see it approaching
as a supply of combustion air. And, of course, to carbon-fibre elements. The complete front end is in their rear-view mirror.
generate downforce on the race track. made from this light yet extremely robust high-
tech material. Responsible for the extra downforce
How do we reconcile these most conflicting of at the front axle: the wide front spoiler lip.
parameters? With a harmonious overall concept.
And, of course, a design in which every detail must Responsible for clear vision: Bi-Xenon main
demonstrate its functionality first and foremost. headlights, fitted as standard, including dynamic
range control and headlight cleaning system. LED
The new front end of the 911 GT3 makes one thing headlights are available as an option. Direction
instantly clear: this car is not here simply to make indicators, daytime running lights and position
up the numbers. Large openings left and right, lights, all designed with LED technology, have now
together with new airblades on each side, improve been made even sleeker – leaving a larger surface
cooling. Even the customary 911 GT3 air outlet to area for the air openings.
the front of the luggage compartment lid helps to

16 Aerodynamics and design





Squat is how the rear looks. And squat is also its A trademark of the GT models and a pointer in the
stance on the road. That’s because the 911 GT3 direction of motorsport: the fixed rear wing. It is
is an extra 44 mm wider and sits approximately approximately 20 mm higher than on the
25 mm lower than the 911 Carrera. It’s because the predecessor model. For a further gain in downforce.
LED taillights are not only slimline, they are now
also shaped three dimensionally. It’s because the Four additional fins at the rear of the underbody
central twin tailpipe of the sports exhaust system panelling reinforce the aerodynamic effect of the
is a visual clue to the car’s low centre of gravity. diffuser. And they also appear to pull the new
911 GT3 down closer to the race track. Especially
Like the front, the revised rear end is also to those who just saw it overtake.
manufactured from lightweight polyurethane.
The rear lid, wing and wing uprights are in carbon.
The central air outlet slit is larger and positioned
higher than on the predecessor model. The two
black-finish ram-air scoops on the rear lid supply
the engine with combustion air.

Aerodynamics and design 19





Touring ­Package





Without wings?
The endorphins will still be released.

Touring P­ ackage.

Chip shop, duck tail, breakfast board. Whether a As with the 911 Carrera, an automatically extendible
911 Turbo, 911 Carrera RS 2.7 or 911 GT3: the rear rear wing ensures for the necessary downforce in
wing of the 911 has always challenged its fans the high-speed range. With the 911 GT3 with
with original names. Or should we say: nicknames? Touring ­Package, the rear wing is also given an
These fans will have to be strong now, but we aerodynamic outline edge in the exterior colour.
promise: you will be more than richly rewarded. Just above that: the especially designed rear lid
As with the new optional Touring ­Package, the grille with ‘GT3 touring’ badge. In contrast to the
911 GT3 does without the fixed rear wing, but its standard equipment, the headlights and taillights
‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ appearance gives the are not tinted. Moreover, the side window strips,
vehicle a visual as well as dynamic driving purism the tailpipe trims of the sport exhaust system and
that last but not least, will be expressed on the road. the cover for the headlight cleaning system have
been carried out in the classic silver colour. Just like
the "P­ ORSCHE" lettering on the rear. The Touring
P­ ackage is also optionally available with a black
exterior.

Touring ­Package 25



It will be even better for supporters of pure driving the steering wheel rim and top centre marking are
pleasure. In conjunction with the Touring ­Package, lined in smooth-finish leather. This also applies to
the 911 GT3 is equipped with the 6-speed GT the gear selector, door armrests, centre console
sports manual transmission and dual-mass storage compartment lid and door release levers.
flywheel (see page 39). The shift throw is short The seat centres are made of black fabric. The
with unfiltered driving pleasure – and the headrests are embossed with the ­Porsche Crest.
endorphins are released, as already promised. The door sill guards are made of brushed aluminium
in black, as well as the decorative trims on the
Leather dominates the interior instead of instrument panel and centre console.
A­ lcantara®. That is another indication that the
911 GT3 with Touring ­Package has been developed The new 911 GT3 with Touring ­Package: authentic
especially for those drivers who do not only see GT sport paired with refined understatement.
their territory on the race track. With the partial Those who thought these poles were diametrically
leather interior with decorative stitching in black, opposed are in for a big surprise.

Touring P­ ackage 27

Drive





Packed with up to 9,000 rpm.
And over 30,000 racing victories.

Engine.

The engine of the new 911 GT3 is not meant as a The oil supply principle, which uses a separate
friendly Swabian gesture, but as a throwing down engine oil tank, and the concept of four valves per
of the gauntlet. To everyday life. To physics. But, cylinder with cam followers and rigid valve train
above all, to all the other drivers on the race tracks have also been derived directly from motorsport.
of this world.
From its impressive capacity of 3,996 cm³, the
Brief for the new engine: naturally aspirated engine engine draws a maximum power output of 368 kW
from motorsport, low down in the rear, six (500 hp). With ­Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK),
cylinders, horizontally opposed pistons. A full four fitted as standard, the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h
litres of displacement. And high performance takes just 3.4 seconds and top speed is 318 km/h.
potential with unadulterated sound. With the optional 6-speed GT sports manual
transmission, the time is 3.9 seconds. Top speed?
The new drive unit was developed – where else? – Not reached until 320 km/h.
in Flacht. Particularly robust and powerful, it is
based on the engine fitted in the 911 GT3 Cup.


For fuel consumption, CO₂ emissions and efficiency class, please refer to page 121.

Drive 31

2 Legend

1 1   Variable intake manifold
3 (two resonance flaps)

4 2   Separate engine oil tank
(dry-sump lubrication)
5 10
6 3   Fine oil separator
7
8 4   Throttle valve

9 5   Crankshaft
11
6   Central oil supply
to crankshaft

7   Forged aluminium pistons

8   Cam followers
(rigid valve train)

9   VarioCam camshaft controller

10   Air-conditioning compressor

11   Water pump

At P­ orsche, natural aspiration also means a high- VarioCam. High-revving concept.
revving concept. The needle in the 911 GT3 VarioCam is an engine timing concept that The valves are operated by cam followers –
doesn’t hit red until 9,000 rpm. Maximum torque distinguishes between various engine speeds and a principle derived from motorsport. Clearance
is 460 Nm – some 20 Nm more than is offered load states so that timing can be adapted to suit compensation between the camshafts and
by the predecessor model. It is available at the current power demand. It regulates not only the valves of the new 911 GT3 is realised not by
6,000 rpm, while maximum power output is adjustment of the intake camshafts but also the hydraulic means, but by shim plates as part
achieved at 8,250 rpm. exhaust camshafts in order to deliver increased of a solid arrangement. This kind of valve
power and torque. timing design provides greater robustness and
As far as the efficiency of the engine – and its enables remarkably high engine speeds even
power output – is concerned, direct fuel injection Adjustment takes place imperceptibly under the under hard use.
(DFI) makes a decisive contribution. It does so control of the electronic engine management.
with millisecond precision and a pressure of up The result is very smooth running and, above all,
to 200 bar. For optimum mixture formation and high power and torque across the entire engine
combustion in the combustion chamber. And, speed range.
relative to the engine’s high power output, it
helps to achieve favourable fuel consumption
and comparatively low CO₂ emissions.


For fuel consumption, CO₂ emissions and efficiency class, please refer to page 121.

Drive 33

Dry-sump lubrication. Also new is the particularly efficient supply of oil to Intake manifold.
Motorsport principles are also applied to the the heavily loaded connecting rod bearings. This is In interaction with the sports exhaust system, the
engine’s oil supply. Continued lubrication is vital, realised by a central oil feed into the crankshaft. variable intake manifold in synthetic material and
especially at very high engine speeds of up to Another innovation sees the oil efficiently featuring two switchable resonance flaps helps to
9,000 rpm and under the effects of the particularly defoamed by a centrifuge before it is delivered to ensure efficient gas cycles.
high lateral and longitudinal acceleration that can the separate oil tank. This engineering solution
be experienced on the race track. originates from high-performance motorsport and This results in an impressive torque curve, a high
is also used in the ­Porsche 919 Hybrid, an LMP1 maximum torque and high power output across a
Seven scavenge pumps in total return the engine class competitor. broad engine speed range.
oil quickly and efficiently to the external oil tank.
Together with a new oil pressure pump offering The new 911 GT3 is factory-filled with Mobil 1 fully
fully variable displacement, optimum oil pressure synthetic high-performance engine oil. The
is assured in all operating conditions. This system excellent lubrication properties of this oil ensure a
provides reliable lubrication of hard-working reliable cold start, even at very low temperatures,
components and increases the robustness of the and contribute not least to the durability of the
engine under heavy use on the race track. engine.


For fuel consumption, CO₂ emissions and efficiency class, please refer to page 121.

34 Drive

420 510

400 460 Nm 368 kW (500 hp) 490

380 470

360 450

340 430

320 410

300 390
Power output (kW)
­Torque (Nm)
280 370

260 350

240 330

220 310

200 290

180 270

160 250

140 230

120 210

100 190

80 170

60 150

40 130

20 110

0 90

1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 3,500 4,000 4,500 5,000 5,500 6,000 6,500 7,000 7,500 8,000 8,500 9,000 9,500

Engine speed (rpm)

­Sports exhaust system.
The sports exhaust system of the new 911 GT3 has
two front silencers, two catalytic converters and
one rear silencer, which discharges into the central
twin-tract tailpipes. The large volume of the exhaust
system reduces exhaust back pressure and thus
increases power output.
In response to data provided by two Lambda
sensors, the stereo Lambda control circuits regulate
the composition of the exhaust gas separately in
each exhaust tract. Another pair of sensors monitor
pollutant conversion in the respective catalytic
converters.

36 Drive





An engineering milestone
consists of an infinite number of millimetres.

­Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK).

P­ orsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is part of ­Porsche The racing feel is down to seven performance- All that has consequences, not least for
motorsport history. In 1986 and 1987, the oriented gears, where even 7th gear has a sports acceleration, for overall performance and for fuel
­Porsche 962 secured overall victories in Le Mans – ratio engineered for maximum speed. Manual economy. D­ riving feels even more dynamic and
with the Doppelkupplung dual-clutch transmission operation of the gear selector is based on the agility is increased.
that had undergone continuous development established motorsport principle: back to shift up,
since the 1960s. The rapid gear changes added up forward to shift down. What about the gear changes themselves? You’ll
to seconds and, over the course of 24-hour races, feel them and you’ll hear them. The electronic
to minutes that would ultimately lead to era- This is how it works. PDK is essentially two transmission control logic of the Intelligent
defining victories. gearboxes in one and thus requires two clutches. Shift Program (ISP) offers more immediate and
This double-clutch arrangement provides an faster traction-induced upshifts and downshifts
Today, PDK is continuing to set standards – this alternating, non-positive connection between the on overrun. In PDK SPORT mode, downshifts
time in series production. With gear changes that two half gearboxes and the engine by means of under braking are more aggressive while, under
take place in milliseconds and with no interruption two separate input shafts. During a gear change, acceleration, the shift points are raised
in the flow of power – for faster acceleration and therefore, one clutch simply opens and the other even further. So changing up a gear becomes
moderate fuel consumption. closes at the same time, enabling gear changes a physical experience – and an emotive one.
to take place within milliseconds.
But it gets even better. In the 911 GT3, PDK boasts
an even sportier setup – with the short gear ratios
specific to the 911 GT3 and the crisp, short
movements of the gearshift paddles.

Drive 39



It’s going to end in tears.
Of joy.

6-speed GT sports manual transmission.

In all honesty, we can’t promise you a particularly With the 6-speed GT sports manual transmission,
great deal at this point. Apart from a whole lot of the focus is not on every tenth of a second, but on
effort, sweat, aching muscles and tears. Tears of unconditional driving pleasure and unfiltered
joy, that is, because the optional 6-speed GT sports emotion.
manual transmission brings pure, handson pleasure
back to the cockpit. By the by, the 911 GT3 with manual transmission
including dual-mass flywheel and mechanically
Six performance-oriented gears are available for locking rear differential saves approximately 17 kg.
you to select, with every single bite of the clutch
also accompanied by a surge of adrenaline. What does this mean for you? Unfiltered driving
pleasure. On twisting roads as well as on the
Your job: hand and leg work. Lots of it. The shift race track. In a thoroughbred sports car that will
throw? Extremely short. Every gear change? move you to tears of joy, time and time again.
Exceedingly precise.
The dynamic throttle-blip function gives your
emotions no respite. And the sound will be music
to your ears. No matter which gear you’re in.

Drive 41

Chassis





The crest of Flacht?
No, not the local heraldry.

Racing-style chassis tuning.

It’s nine in the morning. A typical Tuesday like any philosophy of fine-tuning and, more specifically, For a further improvement to driving dynamics, the
other. Or a Wednesday. Rolling green hills all the chassis of the new 911 GT3. And that, too, is a new 911 GT3 benefits from a new chassis setup.
around. The sun comes out. An idyllic Swabian complex business.
scene. The results: excellent pitch, roll and directional
Indeed, our engineers in Flacht work to the same stability and extraordinary steering precision. Long-
The peace is shattered by a test car. It streaks parameters as in motorsport. At ­Porsche, distance comfort wasn’t ignored either. To achieve
across the W­ eissach test track. It drives through technology transfer is not an empty promise. all that, we think putting in a few thousand extra
the northern corner, then the Can-Am-Nord section laps is worth the while.
and then the Bott chicane. The Alter Hof ascent? ­School of thought until 10 years ago: the
Leaves it be on the left. In second gear, it suspension had better be rock hard. As a result, Toe angle, camber and anti-roll bars can also be
negotiates the crest of Flacht. At high speed down springs, anti-roll bars and shock absorbers were adjusted individually for race track use.
onto the long straight – the hallowed halls of the configured accordingly. But hard doesn’t always
Motorsport department sweep by in the side mean best performance. When the surface isn’t
window. quite as flat as a Swabian pancake, for instance,
not all four wheels will have grip at all times. And
What might sound like racing dedication is actually, that means less traction, less lateral acceleration
and above all, a question of philosophy. Not so and less braking power.
much that of Plato, Hegel and Kant, but rather the

Chassis 45


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