The all-new 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 is here, and the company has just released photos and a bit of details before it debut at the Geneva Auto Show tomorrow. This is no ordinary Porsche 911; it is represented with the GT3 moniker, which means that it is race bred.
Power for this new all 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 is provided by a 3.8-liter flat-six engine, producing about 450 horsepower in normal aspirated form. And for the first time, the Porsche 911 model is equipped with a dual-clutch PDK transmission. We are talking about shift paddles and buttons here, folks, so out with the conventional stick-manual gearbox. Although Porsche still offers as an optional equipment, we encourage buyers to get the PDK transmission.
As you can see from the photos, the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 has been revised throughout to look more modern, agile and powerful. It composes of a new front bumper with a front lip spoiler, side skirts, aerodynamic rear bumper with a diffuser, rear wing, new headlamps and mirrors, and a set of new alloy wheels.
Although the design of the interior remains relatively the same, it is more bounded by leather. We can see a combination of black leather and Alcantara accented with red stitching throughout the cabin. More details of the new 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 to come, so stay tuned.
Well, the new Porsche is out in Europe, and the official specifications are out as well. Porsche states that much of the engine parts are unique to the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, which include claims the crankshaft, valve gear, titanium connecting rods and forged pistons. This helps the engine produces 469 horsepower with a redline of 9,000 rpm. Zero to 62 mph is accomplished in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 195 mph.
Besides the new engine and dual-clutch PDK transmission, the new 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 is the first to use active rear wheel steering. This feature allows the rear wheels to be steered in the same or opposite direction as to the front wheels, depending on the speed of the car.
The new 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 will be available in August of 2013 in Germany, and priced at €137,303 ($178,856).