Porsche 911 GT3 review

Category: Sports car

Section: Introduction

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring front
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Touring front
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 rear cornering
  • GT3 Touring Interior
  • Touring Rear Seats
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 interior infotainment
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 right tracking
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 rear right tracking
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 front cornering
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 front tracking
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 rear tracking
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 nose detail
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 headlight detail
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 rear detail
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 interior front seats
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 interior driver display
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 interior roll cage
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 interior seat detail
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Touring front
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 rear cornering
  • GT3 Touring Interior
  • Touring Rear Seats
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 interior infotainment
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 right tracking
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 rear right tracking
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 front cornering
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 front tracking
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 rear tracking
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 nose detail
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 headlight detail
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 rear detail
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 interior front seats
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 interior driver display
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 interior roll cage
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2022 interior seat detail
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Introduction

What Car? says...

We all know the Porsche 911 GT3 has one almighty flaw – in engineering terms, slinging its engine and gearbox behind the car's back axle is downright silly.

Which is how an early 911 owner would look once that pendulous rear end started swinging. At that point, with flailing arms, they'd anxiously ponder whether the outcome would be a) Quite Silly – careering backwards through a thicket, or b) Extremely Silly – testing the car's crumble zone against something more solid.

To qualify for racing, a certain number of GT3s have to be sold as road cars, so some of those stripped-out racers get air-con, sat-nav and a few other creature comforts bolted back in, number plates slapped on the front and rear, and are sold to some very lucky punters.

If you wish, you can have your hardcore GT3 in a more understated Touring specification. Porsche tones down the motorsport connection by removing the rear wing, offering a fully painted front bumper and replacing carbon fibre interior trim elements with dark brushed aluminium. Under the skin, though, the Touring is every bit as focused as its stablemate.

Do the upgrades put the latest Porsche 911 GT3 at the top of the supercar tree? Well, without wishing to give too much away, it’s a hell of a thing.

Read on to find out exactly why that is and whether the 911 GT3 has become a bit too hardcore. After all, if you can afford one, you’re spoilt for choice, with rivals ranging from the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracán to the McLaren 720S.

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At a glance
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Target Price from £91,870
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RRP price range £91,870 - £216,620
Number of trims (see all)5
Number of engines (see all)6
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol
MPG range across all versions 22.4 - 28
Available doors options 2
Warranty 3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £6,645 / £15,851
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £13,290 / £31,702
Available colours