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Old 03-04-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default All-New 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Breaks Cover Ahead of the Geneva Auto Salon

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What we have here is the first batch of official images of the all-new, 991-generation, Porsche 911 GT3, revealed in advance of the car's world premiere at 83rd Geneva International Auto Show in Switzerland this Tuesday.
We're still lacking official details, but from what we've heard, the new 911 GT3 will feature a high-revving normally aspirated flat six with a displacement of 3.8-liters producing around 450-horses (about 50hp more than the new 911 Carrera S) connected for the first time to Porsche's dual-clutch PDK transmission, instead of a manual gearbox (though, it could be offered as an option).

The most focused 991 model yet, sports a new exterior bodykit with a lowered front bumper featuring a lip spoiler that wraps up to the wheel arches, different mirrors and headlamps, side skirts, a bespoke rear bumper with a diffuser and central exhaust pipes, plus a rear wing and its own alloy wheels.

The interior of the GT3 is dressed in a combination of black leather and Alcantara surfaces accented with red stitching.

Stray tuned, as we'll update this post as soon as we get an official word from Porsche.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:35 PM   #3
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alcantera all the things!
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:45 PM   #4
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GT6 looks pretty sharp.

I love it!
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:39 PM   #5
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GT6 looks pretty sharp.

I love it!
Silly fool. You think EA will allow P cars in GT6?



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Old 03-04-2013, 02:51 PM   #6
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It's nice, it just looks a little big. It would still be near the top of the list for me though.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:33 PM   #7
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Looks great. Look forward to Chris Harris' review in the future.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:57 PM   #8
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Interested in how the motor and intakes are going to get air. They usually had intakes in the rear quarter panel. Car looks sick tho.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:57 PM   #9
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Interested in how the motor and intakes are going to get air. They usually had intakes in the rear quarter panel. Car looks sick tho.
You're thinking GT2. Neither of the previous generations of GT3 had intakes there.

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Old 03-05-2013, 12:51 AM   #10
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You're thinking GT2. Neither of the previous generations of GT3 had intakes there.

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Was the 996 really that awkward looking?
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:01 PM   #11
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I really like the rear. Not a fan of the front.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:31 PM   #12
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:59 PM   #13
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:37 PM   #14
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:45 PM   #15
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Pull back on both paddles to disengage the clutch - finally a paddle system that can truly be driven like a manual. All of it sounds great.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:09 PM   #16
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Where are the obnoxious color schemes?
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:12 PM   #17
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Where are the obnoxious color schemes?
That's the GT3 RS.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:14 PM   #18
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That's the GT3 RS.
Good point... It's hard to read
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:29 PM   #19
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That's the GT3 RS.
At least with the gt3 out, hopefully the RS isn't far behind!
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That's actually a good picture of it. The profile was the usual, the front and rear were
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:25 AM   #21
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I watched the whole 12 minute video of the guy apologizing for the car and I still think the rear steering is an awful idea. Hopefully the RS will ditch this and the PDK. Everything else about the car is looking pretty good.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:19 PM   #22
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I watched the whole 12 minute video of the guy apologizing for the car and I still think the rear steering is an awful idea. Hopefully the RS will ditch this and the PDK. Everything else about the car is looking pretty good.
You mistake apologizing for an explanation of decisions. Frankly, I love everything about the new GT3. I never thought I'd say that about something with a DSG as the only transmission. This is the first one that seems to be right. The claim that it's not an automatic gearbox, it's designed to replicate a racing sequential box is intriguing.
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You mistake apologizing for an explanation of decisions. Frankly, I love everything about the new GT3. I never thought I'd say that about something with a DSG as the only transmission. This is the first one that seems to be right. The claim that it's not an automatic gearbox, it's designed to replicate a racing sequential box is intriguing.
It is intriguing, and actually it sounds awesome. Can't complain about a car that makes noises like a WRC car... but wait... yes you can because it still weighs more than the shift it yourself option. Same thing with the rear steering. I'm sure it's wonderful, but is it wonderful enough to justify the weight? It probably is to the people they are marketing this GT3 to, but it isn't to me.
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You mistake apologizing for an explanation of decisions. Frankly, I love everything about the new GT3. I never thought I'd say that about something with a DSG as the only transmission. This is the first one that seems to be right. The claim that it's not an automatic gearbox, it's designed to replicate a racing sequential box is intriguing.
Yup, I'm on board with these changes. Legitimately making it a better, more fun car.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:57 PM   #25
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You mistake apologizing for an explanation of decisions. Frankly, I love everything about the new GT3. I never thought I'd say that about something with a DSG as the only transmission. This is the first one that seems to be right. The claim that it's not an automatic gearbox, it's designed to replicate a racing sequential box is intriguing.
I don't know. It did sound like he was apologizing at some level. We can debate the choice of transmission as a matter of taste, but the fact that its engine is now much closer to the regular 911 engine is certainly something he had to explain very carefully, as regardless of the performance of the new engine, it takes a bit of mystique away from the GT3 name plate. Add to that the electric steering, which the guy claims is just as good as the old rack because they tweaked the software (I doubt this very much), and he did have some 'splaining to do.

I don't doubt that this is an amazing car to drive, and objectively better than the outgoing GT3, but overall one could say it is a less bespoke machine than it used to be, which counts for a lot at this price range.
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