Carlos Lago reviews the 2015 Porsche 911 GT3




The Porsche 911 GT3 is one of the most sought after car in the Porsche lineup. Every Porsche enthusiast knows how awesome the GT3 is and wishes to own one sometime in their lifetime. The GT3 is the most track oriented road car available in the market and the latest version is no exception.

Sure, there is some disappointment with the fact that Porsche has dropped the manual transmission from the GT3. But, what it has gained is far better than what it has lost. The lone transmission now in the car is Porsche’s super quick PDK seven-peed dual clutch transmission with shifts so quick, it is unbelievable.

The new GT3 has an upgraded 3.8 liter flat six engine which generates 475 horsepower and has a 9000 RPM red line. With a 40/60 weight distribution, there is a lot of grip in the rear, it also helps or hurts (depending on who you ask), the entire mass of the engine is on top of the rear axle.

The 991 generation GT3 receives all wheel steering. At low speeds, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction of the front wheels to improve its cornering around tight roads around town. At higher speeds, both axles turn in the same direction to improve the turning transitions and makes the car feel smaller than it actually.

Standard brakes are iron rotors with six piston calipers up front and floating four piston caliper in the back. If, for some reason, a customer finds this inadequate, Porsche does offer carbon-ceramic rotors, where the diameter of the front rotors are a massive 16.1 inches. Standard tires for this track oriented Porsche are Michelin Pilot Sport Cup ultra high performance summer tires, which has enough grip to keep this car planted on every road surface.

However, these are just words, so, it is time for me to introduce you to Carlos Lago from Motor Trend, as he drives the latest GT3 through some winding roads in California and explain how awesome this car actually is. Based on his vocal intonations and facial expressions, it is clear that he is enjoying every single second behind the wheel. So, now it is your time to enjoy this cool video.

Video sourced from Motor Trend via You Tube

 

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