Android Auto meets manual transmission
A story that began 22 years ago has now entered a new chapter. Next year’s Porsche 911 lineup has been blessed with several nice upgrades, with the GT3 returning to rule them all. Starting with new infotainment, a 10.9″ screen integrates comfort, communications, and most car functions into an intuitive system that debuted on the Taycan.
ParkAssist is a new option for PDK cars that is accessed from your smartphone. Your car will crank up and pull out of a parking spot awaiting you. Ferdinand could have never predicted this! Now we come to the star of the show. Carpe Secundum is Latin for “seize the moment”. It is the headline of the new GT3’s landing page and a great call to action.
Time is precious, especially when it comes to breaking records at the ‘Ring. That’s why they started with a massive swan-neck rear spoiler. Carbon fiber can be found all around, with scoops and intakes that walk a fine line between cooling and downforce. The aforementioned screen allows for a new Track Display to focus important information in the driver’s line of sight.
As before, manual transmission cars have locking differentials and PDK cars get an electronic diff. The 4-liter flat six has individual throttles and variable intake resonators to offer 346 lb-ft at almost every rpm. Having 502 horsepower without turbos is a testament to precision, and the first service isn’t needed until 10,000 miles. You can’t ask for more in a modern supercar, and it all starts at only $161,100. Mine will be Paint To Sample with the six speed, so tell us how you would spec yours in the comments below.
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