The new 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 is a happy compromise between a track-bound race car and street-legal sports car with the power and performance of the former and the driver-centric technology of the latter. Now it's been significantly refreshed for the 2018 year, making it even easier for drivers to enjoy the feel of being on a track—even when they’re not.

What to expect from the new 911 GT3

Last redesigned in 2014, the new GT3 brings even more horsepower and torque to the table as well as an all-new six-speed manual transmission that will allow you to feel all that added power right at your fingertips. Owing its performance capability to highly developed motorsport technology, the 2018 911 GT3 comes equipped with a 4.0-liter 6-cylinder horizontally opposed and naturally aspirated engine that produces 500 horsepower. This engine boasts the largest displacement and greatest power of any naturally aspirated engine in the 911 family, offering the driver the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. 

A carefully crafted, intelligent lightweight design further adds to the performance credentials of the 911 GT3. The front and rear bumpers are now constructed of lightweight polyurethane with hollow glass microspheres and carbon-fiber elements. The front end of the vehicle has new air blades on each side to improve cooling (and therefore improve performance), and the rear is accented with lightweight carbon. Four additional fins in the underbody paneling reinforce the vehicle's aerodynamic ability.

An electrifying interior    

Inside, the driver will find Alcantara® trim, leather, and silver-colored accents. In terms of technology, the enhanced Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system controls all infotainment applications, including Porsche Connect, Connect Plus, and the Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (PVTS). Buyers can opt to personalize their GT3 to their tastes with the special request service, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, customizing their drive exactly how they want it. 

The Porsche 911 GT3 is now available to order and will be widely available in the U.S. in the fall. Pricing starts at $143,600.* Call, contact, or stop by Porsche Silver Spring to learn more.

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes tax; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price. 

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