It is the most “radical” of the 911, as well as the most powerful among those with aspirated engine and rear-wheel drive: its six-cylinder boxer 3.8 delivers 476 hp and “stretches” up to 9000 rpm. The suspension, although adjustable, is really stiff, more suited to the track than to the road, but the handling is exceptional and the driving qualities superfine. As standard there is the essential to go strong, including the sports exhaust, but the distance sensors are not provided even among the options. There are few sports cars that can rightly be called “race cars with license plates and lights”, and the Porsche 911 GT3 is one of them. Boosted by a 3.8 six-cylinder boxer capable of dumping 476 hp on the rear wheels, it is the most powerful version of the German coupe excluding the Turbo and the Turbo S (which have all-wheel drive); moreover, the mass contained in 1430 kg favors the weight / power ratio.
The guide gives unique sensations, especially when you exceed the 4500 rpm and, with the background of a “voice” from the exhaust from true “racer”, you can enjoy a progression that does not stop before 9000. Adequate to the greater degree of “Specialization” of this Porsche also the PDK robotized gearbox, even faster than the other versions, but also more “dry” in grafting the seven gears.
If, in terms of pure figures, the performance superiority of the Porsche 911 GT3 compared to the 400 hp Carrera S (which we tested in 2012) is not overwhelming, what makes the difference is agility: to exalt it there are not only the suspensions that can be stiffened on command (and that, in any case, are certainly not designed as a function of comfort), but also the rear steering wheels.