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As a technical highlight, the 911 GT3 features the first active rear-wheel
steering in a production Porsche, as well as optional full LED headlights. The
new GT3 brings to everyday driving many of the properties of a sports car
developed on the track, and preserves the highly emotional fun factor.
The powertrain of the new 911 GT3 is composed of a 3.8-liter boxer engine
yielding 475 hp (125 hp/liter) featuring a 9,000 rpm redline and a specially
developed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK) which drives the rear wheels.
The six-cylinder engine is based on the same engine as the 911 Carrera S,
although they share only a few common parts. All other components, particularly
the crankshaft and valve gear, were specially adapted or designed for the GT3.
For instance, Porsche designed titanium connecting rods and forged pistons for
The Porsche dual-clutch transmission in this application has been specially
developed for the 911 GT3: the characteristics are based directly on a
sequential gearbox from racing, thereby providing further performance and
dynamic advantages to the driver. Highlights include shorter gear ratios with
closer spacing, even faster shifting, and shift paddles with shorter travel and
increased tactile feedback, which now allow the driver to place the PDK in
neutral simply by pulling on both paddles at the same time.
For the first time, Porsche is employing active rear wheel steering to achieve
even higher steering precision and improved lateral dynamics. Depending on the
speed, the rear wheels steer in the same or opposite direction of the front
wheels, improving stability and agility. Other new features that improve driving
dynamics are an electronically controlled, fully variable rear differential lock
and dynamic engine mounts. Contact with the road is made by new 20-inch, forged
alloy wheels with center-locking hubs in place of conventional wheel bolts.
The 2014 911 GT3 is based on the light yet stiff body of the current generation
911 Carrera, which employs a hybrid steel and aluminum construction; however, it
comes with unique front and rear parts specific to the GT3. In addition, the 911
GT3 is 1.7 inches wider than a 911 Carrera S in the rear. Another distinctive
feature is the large, fixed rear wing, which contributes to the exemplary
By combining low air resistance with even more power, the 2014 911 GT3 sets new
performance standards. At full acceleration from standstill, the 60 mph mark is
reached after just 3.3 seconds, and on the track 124 mph is reached in less than