Porsche has launched the 911 GT3 in India at an ex-showroom price of Rs 2.31 crore. This is the 991 gen-2 version of the GT3, which was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It comes with a plethora of exterior updates. It now goes up against the Nissan GT-R, Audi R8 and the Mercedes-AMG GT R in the sportscar segment in India. Take a look at these pictures of the new sportscar.
The most important changes made to the new Porsche 911 GT3 come in the form of a new revamped chassis with rear axle steering. This has improved handling also thanks to the lightweight construction.
Up front, this new model sports smoked headlights with four-point LED daytime running lights. It also gets a standard aero package and larger wheels, which impart it a muscular look.
The rear bumper is new and the car sports a carbon-fibre rear wing too. Then, there are carbon fenders and revised scoops on the engine cover.
The changes to the interior are minimal. The interior retains the three-spoke steering wheel, a five-pod instrument cluster with the tachometer in the centre and a sloping centre console.
The 911 GT3 is powered by the iconic naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six boxer engine, which churns out 493bhp of power and 460Nm of torque.
Porsche has thought of purists and enthusiasts too. So there's now an optional six-speed manual gearbox apart from the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.
With the automatic transmission, the sportscar does the 0-100kmph sprint in just 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 318kmph.
On the other hand, the one with the manual transmission has a claimed 0-100kmph time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 320kmph.
A potential buyer can opt for an optional Club Sport package too. This includes a roll cage, carbon-fibre reinforced plastic racing bucket seats, six-point racing harness and a fire extinguisher.
Pictures by Porsche and Bilal Ahmed Fifiray