Porsche Unleashes 911 GT3 with Touring Package at Frankfurt Motor Show
If you’ve kept up with the latest Porsche talk, you’ve probably already gotten a sneak peek of the Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package and noticed this major design difference.
The all-new 911 GT3 with Touring Package debuted the eve of the 67th Annual International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt and appears to be much like the rare and almighty Porsche 911 R. The better part? You won’t find the same price tag.
What used to be a key difference in style separating the 911 GT3 and the 911 base models has been replaced with something a little more discreet. Instead of the GT3’s large fixed rear wing you would normally find, an adaptive rear spoiler with an added “Gurney Flap” finished in the car’s body color has taken its place.
As part of the Touring Package, the 2018 911 GT3 is decked with silver-finish side windows, Porsche logo, and Sport Exhaust tailpipes.
Inside the cabin, fine leather rather than Alcantara creates the classic sports car feel with its rich leather wrapped steering wheel rim, door panel armrests, and center console, while Porsche headrests are embossed with Porsche crests.
Unlike other GT3 models, the GT3 with Touring Package is only offered with a six-speed manual transmission, similar to what you would find in the 911 R. Despite this old-school transmission, this coupe has a few tricks up its sleeve. Hit the “Sport” button and you get automatic rev-matching on downshifts.
The 911 GT3 with Touring Package features a top speed of 196 mph thanks to the 4.0-liter flat-six engine that’s capable of producing 500 HP and 339 lb-ft. of torque, making going from 0-60 mph in only 3.8 seconds.
You can expect to find the GT3 with Touring Package early 2018.
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