RE: Porsche 911 GT3 Touring: Pic of the Week

RE: Porsche 911 GT3 Touring: Pic of the Week

Friday 22nd December 2017

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring: Pic of the Week

A wingless GT Porsche in the south of France... What more could you want?



Is it possible to talk about the latest crop of Porsche GT cars without mentioning the 911 R? Probably not. And of course it remains a sore subject for some, its limited edition (and hugely desirable) status arguably undermined by the arrival of the GT3 Touring. But then that means there's an argument to say that the new manual-only 911 is perhaps the most covetable around...

It's definitely an understated car when compared to its fixed-wing counterpart. Without it, you are able to see how much wider the rear is when compared to a base 911, and how much better it looks for it, too. Big-bottomed 911s are the best 911, right?

As with the normal GT3, it is fitted with the 4.0-litre flat-six that redlines at 9,000rpm and makes 500hp. Combine that with Porsche Motorsport's dynamic know-how plus a stunning ribbon of tarmac in the south of France and you have a perfect dream drive. Oh and a Pic of the Week to tide you over until 2018 - Happy New Year!

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Iamnotkloot

Original Poster:

123 posts

75 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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The perfect modern 911?

Phooey

8,619 posts

97 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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Looks crap. Sorry but THIS is the 911 GT3 Touring: Pic of the Week -


Davey S2

11,697 posts

182 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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Phooey said:
Looks crap. Sorry but THIS is the 911 GT3 Touring: Pic of the Week -

Apparently the pensioner driving is quite useful behind the wheel of one.

Plate spinner

12,481 posts

128 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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Iamnotkloot said:
The perfect modern 911?
I would say so

huwdm

621 posts

109 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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"A wingless GT Porsche in the south of France... What more could you want?"
Answer: A wing-ed (if thats a word) one
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DPSFleet

188 posts

89 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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We can go on and on but other cars and we still up with Porsche GT cars as the icons. Usable depreciation proof and in my mind very beautiful cars. I just marvel as each iteration simoly gets better. Happy Christmas everyone.

Porsche911R

13,804 posts

193 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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"What more could you want?"

A wing because it's a GT3 ;-)

Discombobulate

3,370 posts

114 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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Perfection - for me anyway.

911SPY

34 posts

12 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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The perfect road 911. Wings are for track heads and traditionalists. No value for the mountains, except as a picnic table ;-)

Edited by 911SPY on Saturday 23 December 08:48

johnny senna

3,911 posts

200 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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Errrr........the rear isn't wider than a base 911. It's a GT3 which is narrow body whereas the GT3 RS has the wide body (like a GTS or Carrera 4 etc).



greenarrow

1,078 posts

45 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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Since launch in 1999, the GT3 had always been my default favourite sports/super car.....I went to a charity day once where you could pay £50 to be taken out in a Ferrari and instead went out with a guy who had brought along his GT3...

It just gets better with each generation...its n/a when nearly everything else has gone over to turbos, it has proper motorsport pedigree and you can get it with a manual box now too......

..at Autocar's annual Drivers Car event two weeks back (which obviously it won), the current GT3 went around Castle Combe only 0.3 seconds slower than a McLaren 720S.....pretty much says it all really.....

Enjoy it while you can, I can't imagine these will be around for many more years in the ICE form........

browngt3

215 posts

139 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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Nice picture. Can't wait to get my (winged) GT3 on such roads!

anthonysjb

346 posts

64 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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johnny senna said:
Errrr........the rear isn't wider than a base 911. It's a GT3 which is narrow body whereas the GT3 RS has the wide body (like a GTS or Carrera 4 etc).
isn't GT3 the wider C4 body and GT3RS the wider still turbo body?

Plate spinner

12,481 posts

128 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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anthonysjb said:
johnny senna said:
Errrr........the rear isn't wider than a base 911. It's a GT3 which is narrow body whereas the GT3 RS has the wide body (like a GTS or Carrera 4 etc).
isn't GT3 the wider C4 body and GT3RS the wider still turbo body?
Was my understanding

beanoir

927 posts

123 months

Sunday 24th December 2017
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Plate spinner said:
anthonysjb said:
johnny senna said:
Errrr........the rear isn't wider than a base 911. It's a GT3 which is narrow body whereas the GT3 RS has the wide body (like a GTS or Carrera 4 etc).
isn't GT3 the wider C4 body and GT3RS the wider still turbo body?
Was my understanding
Mine too..

rathur

417 posts

151 months

Tuesday 26th December 2017
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Love it , mine coming April, agate with special cxx touches

Cold

4,114 posts

18 months

Tuesday 26th December 2017
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A GT3 touring. I came here for the Porsche estate car. Saw yet another 911 so left rather disappointed.

Colin_Mints

22 posts

6 months

Thursday 11th January
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Cold said:
A GT3 touring. I came here for the Porsche estate car. Saw yet another 911 so left rather disappointed.
Think you need to learn your Porsches then chap.