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Porsche 911 GT3 with know-how from motorsport

Source: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

This is where the 911 GT3 can play its trump cards to the full. During the final tuning work, it lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife, traditionally the benchmark for all sports cars at Porsche, more than 17 seconds faster than its predecessor. Development driver Lars Kern needed just 6:59.927 minutes for a lap of the complete 20.8 kilometers. The 911 GT3 completed the shorter 20.6-kilometer variant, which had previously served as a benchmark, in 6:55.2 minutes. In the process, the new model consistently delivered its performance over several laps on the optionally available Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires in the expert hands of Porsche brand ambassador Jörg Bergmeister. For Bergmeister, it is "by far the best production car" that the experienced professional driver has ever driven in the "Green Hell." Despite wider bodywork, larger wheels and additional technical features, the weight of the new GT3 is on a comparable level with its predecessor. With manual transmission it weighs 1,418 kilograms, with PDK 1,435 kilograms. The front hood made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CfK), lightweight glass panels, optimized brake discs and forged light-alloy wheels ensure weight discipline, as does the rear cover. The lightweight sports exhaust system saves no less than ten kilograms. With infinitely electrically adjustable exhaust flaps, it harmonizes a highly emotional sound experience with the Euro 6d ISC FCM (EU6 AP) emissions standard. The combined fuel consumption of the 911 GT3 is 13.3 (PDK: 12.4) liters/100 km.

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