Given the fact that stripped-down race versions of this machine will be charged with upholding Porsche’s reputation on the race track, that’s not a startling claim – although it’s probably enough to give you goose-bumps when you stop to think about it.
In keeping with its track-focused role, a number of body modifications have been included. They include a subtly remodelled nose with large mesh-screened air intakes, and the rear spoiler has been altered to improve aerodynamics. Other visual changes are limited to the introduction of Bi-Xenon headlamps and LED tail-lamp clusters – and the Geneva show car also boasted a delicious set of ‘centre-locking’ racing-style wheels similar to those announced on the 911 Turbo options list last year.
The 911 GT3 also gets a new version of the Porsche Stability Management system that now enables the driver to deactivate Stability Control and Traction control as separate steps. There’s also a standard-fit tyre pressure monitor, and the brakes have been upgraded with larger discs and new aluminium covers designed to reduce unsprung weight. An optional lifting system is also available for the front axle which should help the GT3 deal with parking ramps and speed bumps.
You can buy one for £81,914, and UK deliveries start in the autumn.