Porsche has found one more ground on which to lock horns on with its competitors – India – and the latest proof of that is the launch of 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 in the country at a hefty price tag of ₹ 2.31 crore (ex-showroom).
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 is the most potent 911s in the country and that’s without doubt considering that the new Porsche 911 GT3 is essentially built for some exemplary track performance and gets a bulk of changes over its predecessor. The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 will be going head to head against the likes of Mercedes-AMG GT R, Nissan GT-R, and the Audi R8 in India.
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 is powered by 4-litre six-cylinder boxer engine capable of 493 bhp of power and 540 Nm of peak torque. Customers will be offered an option in the transmission from either the 7-speed PDK automatic transmission or the more exciting 6-speed manual gearbox.
According to Porsche, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 can hit 0-100 kmph in 3.4 seconds on the automatic with a top speed of 318 kmph. The 911 GT3 manual, on other hand, takes 0.5 seconds more to do the 0-100 kmph sprint, but has a higher top speed of 320 kmph.
The GT3 has almost all the DNA of the original 911 with features such as an imposing stance, sharp sloping roof and other signature design elements. The Porsche 911 GT3 comes with a standard aero package, larger wheels and smoked headlamps with the distinctive four-point LED DRLs. The biggest addition though is the massive rear wing that provides tonnes of downforce, which is needed for a car of this stature. The chassis has been revised with rear-axle steering and the lightweight construction aids in improved driving dynamics.
The cabin, on the other hand, also comes with a familiar layout, similar to the standard 911, but with a host of customisation options including leather and Alcantara, apart from carbon fibre and aluminium inserts as optional. Customers also have the option to choose from three seat options – electrically adjustable adaptive sport seats, bucket seats with foldable backrest and bucket seats made out of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CRPF). For comfort and entertainment, the 911 GT3 comes with auto climate control, Bose surround sound system and a touchscreen infotainment unit. Apple CarPlay is standard on the coupe.