Porsche 911 GT3 review

Category: Sports car

Section: Costs & verdict

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  • Porsche 911 GT3 front three quarters driving
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 rear right tracking
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 interior dashboard
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 interior front seats
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 interior infotainment
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2021 rear right tracking
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2021 front tracking
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2021 right tracking
  • Porsche 911 GT3 2021 rear cornering
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 front right tracking
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 rear tracking
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 rear pop-up spoiler
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 interior driver display
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 interior steering wheel
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 interior detail
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

There's no doubt about it, the Porsche 911 GT3 sits at the pointy end of the price spectrum. That’s a polite way of saying it’s expensive, although relatively speaking it’s a bargain.

In performance terms, it’s not far off the extreme pacesetters, such as the Lamborghini Huracán and McLaren 720S, but it’s considerably cheaper – about the same price as the Audi R8 Plus if you’re a cash buyer. That’s a lot of bang for your buck for what’s a specialist sports car. In fact, comparatively speaking it makes the standard 911 Carrera look a little pricey.

Surprisingly, given its reputation, Porsche finished a disappointing 22nd out of 31 in the 2020 What Car? Reliability Survey. That was a joint finish with Audi, by the way. It’s not all bad news, though, because 911s come with a comprehensive three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty, including breakdown assistance.

As standard, you get some creature comforts, such as two-zone climate control and part-leather seats, but this car is about performance, so look elsewhere if you want your backside massaged by the seat and to gawp at pretty ambient lighting. That said, if you are drawn to the understated looks of the Touring Package, we have good news for you – it's a no-cost option. 

We’ve already mentioned some of the options to consider, including the Park Assistance pack. We’d also suggest adding the front axle lift system, the ceramic composite brakes (which are brilliant for the track and prevent fade compared with cast-iron disc brakes) and, if you’ve opted for a standard GT3, the Club Sport, which adds a roll cage and fire extinguisher.

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Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 interior infotainment

Overview

One of the best-sounding engines ever built, delivering extreme performance to a sublime-handling car. The Porsche 911 GT3 is completely and utterly brilliant. It's actually a bit of a bargain, too, relatively speaking, so do everything you can to secure a place on the waiting list.

  • 9000rpm and the accompanying engine noise
  • Option of manual or dual-clutch automatic gearbox
  • Fabulous traction and sublime handling
  • Perfect driving position
  • Road noise at speed
  • Nothing else