Is The New Porsche GT3 The Last Manual Supercar?

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Published on 20 Apr 2021, 22:00
2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Review - A Masterclass Of Driver's Cars
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The 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 was made to smash lap times, with a sub 7-minute trip around Nurburgring, making it faster than the Porsche 918. The rear mounted engine is a naturally aspirated, 4.0L boxer six-cylinder, producing 502 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque. The car weighs 3,126 lbs with a manual transmission - you read correctly, it will indeed offer a manual transmission, or 3,164 lbs with 7-speed PDK. The car is wider, has more grip, and the engine is nearly direct out of the GT3 Cup racecar.

Significant effort has gone into taking weight out of the car. Removing the rear seats takes out 22 lbs. An optional carbon fiber roof can remove 2 lbs. A reduction in sound deadening vs the 992 pulls out 4.2 lbs. A thinner liner behind the seats removes 2.6 pounds. Carbon bucket seats pull out 33 lbs. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes pull out 39 lbs vs the standard brakes. Versus the previous GT3, 10.4 lbs have been removed by lightweight glass, 5.5 lbs from the front fascia and hood, 1.1 lbs from the rear fascia, 3 lbs from the front wheels, and 22 lbs from the lightweight stainless steel exhaust. Engine revisions and revised engine mounts have pulled out 16.7 lbs and 7.7 lbs respectively, and there’s now a lithium ion battery that pulls out 22 lbs vs the GT3, which is centrally mounted behind the front hood. Check out the video for all the details and driving impressions!

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