Curiously, the Touring Package deal is strictly the identical value as the usual Porsche 911 GT3 at £127,820, however that’s solely as a result of it does with out that automobile’s mounted rear wing. The 992-generation GT3 can be the most recent mannequin in an extended line of targeted 911s to function this comfort-biased choice, which dates again to the 1973 Porsche Carrera RS.
Tweaks over the usual track-bred 911 GT3 embody some silver trim strips for the window surrounds, new silver exhaust shops and a brand new ‘GT3 Touring’ badge for the engine cowl. The usual LED headlamps are additionally swapped for smoked items.
Inside, there’s some leather-based upholstery for the steering wheel, gear lever, centre console and door handles rather than the standard (albeit top quality) plastic, and the Alcantara trim. The seats are trimmed in a mix of black leather-based and cloth, whereas the roof will get a brand new black headliner.
The fascia and the higher half of the door playing cards are additionally adorned with distinctive embossing, whereas the headrests are embroidered with the Porsche crest. The cabin makeover is accomplished with some brushed black aluminium trim for the dashboard and treadplates.
Porsche has additionally thrown in some further gear on the Touring Package deal that’s usually non-compulsory on the 911 GT3. Upgrades embody dynamic LED headlights, carbon-ceramic brakes, an analogue laptimer, 18-way electrically adjustable seats and an improved stereo.
Each 911 GT3 purchaser who specs the Touring Package deal can even get a chronograph watch to match their automobile. It has luminous yellow arms which mimic the color of the rev counter needle, whereas the strap is produced from the identical leather-based used on the automobile’s seats.
Like the usual 911 GT3, patrons get an aggressive physique package, carbon fibre bolstered plastic panels, thinner window glass and light-weight cast alloy wheels. Nonetheless, the usual GT3’s motorsport-inspired swan-neck mounted rear wing has been eliminated, changed by an energetic spoiler.
The Touring is powered by the identical naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six engine, which produces 503bhp and 470Nm of torque. The unit sends drive to the rear wheels and, in contrast to the previous mannequin, patrons can select from both a six-speed handbook or seven-speed PDK dual-clutch computerized gearbox.
When you can shift gear quick sufficient, the handbook 911 GT3 will get from 0-62mph in simply 3.9 seconds. This dash is trimmed again to three.4 seconds when fitted with the dual-clutch unit, regardless of the gearbox taking the automobile’s kerbweight from 1,418kg to 1,435kg. High pace is 198mph with the auto and 199mph with the handbook.
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