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2018 Posrche GT3 laps the Ring in 7:12.7

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Pretty damn quick. Still 2 seconds slower than the new AMG GT-R's time of 7:10, but man these new cars are getting fast on track. Wonder when they will come out with a new GT3 RS and what it will do?

 

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https://player.vimeo...video/215996945

 

Porsche factory speak:

 

https://player.vimeo...video/216007320

 

test from here: http://blog.caranddr...old-gt3s-video/

 

At the world premiere of the new track-focused 911 GT3 at the Geneva auto show, Porsche’s GT chief, Andreas Preuninger, said that the core of the GT3 is to be an entertaining car that involves its driver and addresses the senses. But the GT3 can affect pride and ego, too. On the Nürburgring, good is never good enough; the 2018 GT3 has just bested its predecessor’s lap time by more than 12 seconds, with a time of 7:12.7.

 

Although it looks similar, the $144,650 991.2 GT3 is improved in just about every performance aspect. According to Porsche, the car has 20 percent more downforce than the previous model while maintaining the same coefficient of drag. Such a feat was accomplished primarily by resculpting the front end and optimizing that big ol’ rear wing.

 

Under the hood is a version of the high-revving flat-six engine found in the GT3 Cup race car. A new crankshaft, a new intake system, a new cylinder head, and a new valvetrain work together to create a claimed 500 horsepower at 8250 rpm and 339 lb-ft of torque. Porsche lists weight at 3153 pounds and says the car can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. The previous GT3 was PDK only, and the new example that ran the time was equipped with the seven-speed PDK automatic transmission, too—don’t worry, you can buy a manual!—as well as the standard rear-axle steering setup and Michelin Sport Cup 2 N1 tires. Porsche test driver Lars Kern was behind the wheel.

 

If the 7:12.7 time is accurate, the GT3 is one of the 10 fastest production cars ever to run the ‘Ring. Of course, it cannot claim the title as the fastest Porsche to run the Nordschleife. That honor belongs to the already legendary 918 Spyder, which lapped the Green Hell in 6 minutes, 57 seconds flat.

 


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This car is seriously amazing. I'm so impressed by it. I've seen how fast the .1 GT3's and .1 GT3RS's are at my local track. This car has their true motorsport engine from the RSR unlike the .1's. It's kinda like the revered Metzger back in the 997 generation how it was a true motorsports engine from their racing program.


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the gt3 is usually the slowest one around the ring. congrats to them. the race to 6min

the more I read about this the more I think about the r36... knowing that Nissan/nismo are currently not interested in ring times. I wonder if the r36 will be go back to beat Porsche at the ring or if that era is now done?
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Shit is real. 


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New production cars are getting seriously quick.  Thinking about a new one....

 

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New production cars are getting seriously quick. Thinking about a new one....

Shawn


For track use?!?!?!
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For track use?!?!?!

 

Yep. 2014 track editions have come down A LOT.  Many examples available out there.  Also been thinking about out of the GT-R line, but that bothers me - for all the reasons I chose the GT-R in the first place.  But....

 

Shawn


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Yep. 2014 track editions have come down A LOT.  Many examples available out there.  Also been thinking about out of the GT-R line, but that bothers me - for all the reasons I chose the GT-R in the first place.  But....

 

Shawn

 

but...

 

http://www.gtrherita...lysis/?p=125468

 

She's still good.  I think she'll make it to 100,000 without a rebuild, but I'm not sure about the turbos.  Nor am I sure that she can make it with this level of fuel dilution continuing.

 

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AMG GT-R, only $157k, and you don't need any options, unlike a new GT3 at $143k, plus way more luxury, and faster round the RIng, and a whole lot more exclusive. What's not to like, except the price perhaps.



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AMG GT-R, only $157k, and you don't need any options, unlike a new GT3 at $143k, plus way more luxury, and faster round the RIng, and a whole lot more exclusive. What's not to like, except the price perhaps.


Are they easy to get or is it tough like a GT3?

The new Corvette could be a killer bang for the buck?

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Are they easy to get or is it tough like a GT3?

The new Corvette could be a killer bang for the buck?

 

They are tough to get, like the GT3. I'm trying to get one and trade in my GTS I just got last May for it, but dealer has to get an allocation for me, and that is tough. Limited supply, super high worldwide demand compared to production, which is low. Special carbon bits it comes with like roof, front fenders, aero parts and other special hard parts are in limited supply. If he does, it's mine. I know cars for US have just arrived in port and are awaiting some kind of DOT or other certification, so no one has one yet in NA. Car to be released in June I think, or so the rumor goes.


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They are tough to get, like the GT3. I'm trying to get one and trade in my GTS I just got last May for it, but dealer has to get an allocation for me, and that is tough. Limited supply, super high worldwide demand compared to production, which is low. Special carbon bits it comes with like roof, front fenders, aero parts and other special hard parts are in limited supply. If he does, it's mine. I know cars for US have just arrived in port and are awaiting some kind of DOT or other certification, so no one has one yet in NA. Car to be released in June I think, or so the rumor goes.

Nice! Here's hoping it goes your way.

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AMG GT-R, only $157k, and you don't need any options, unlike a new GT3 at $143k, plus way more luxury, and faster round the RIng, and a whole lot more exclusive. What's not to like, except the price perhaps.

 

Yeah, I like that a lot.  But, I've only had one $150k car my whole life, and that was the i8, and the only way I could justify it was the tax credit and the dramatic decrease in fuel cost.

 

And I still let that one go, for a Volvo XC90 Excellence.  Same drivetrain concept, just backwards (and more power), I get the tax credit AGAIN, and its a shitton easier to get in and out of (and the wife will get in and out of it with a dress on).

 

A used Mercedes GT-S, or a used 911 Turbo S is probably my best bet.

 

Shawn


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Yeah, I like that a lot.  But, I've only had one $150k car my whole life, and that was the i8, and the only way I could justify it was the tax credit and the dramatic decrease in fuel cost.

 

And I still let that one go, for a Volvo XC90 Excellence.  Same drivetrain concept, just backwards (and more power), I get the tax credit AGAIN, and its a shitton easier to get in and out of (and the wife will get in and out of it with a dress on).

 

A used Mercedes GT-S, or a used 911 Turbo S is probably my best bet.

 

Shawn

 

GT-S is a phenomenal car. Go test drive one, put it in Race mode. Killer.


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A used Mercedes GT-S, or a used 911 Turbo S is probably my best bet.

 

 

I second a used GTS for the track/street car. Also, 991.1 GT3's here has now depreciated 25% from MSRP new on a 7k mi car. 

 

My only gripe with the AMG GTS/GTR is its weight. It's still heavy. Weight is still king on the track IMO.


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Jethro is still my fav car reviewer. He's a great driver, honest, and delivers the right emotions. Too many reviewers are super fake.

 

https://drivetribe.c....S6O95Diby3LwtA

 

What a car.


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that link didn't work for me for some reason


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https://drivetribe.c...fT_SdXZu7as9xuA

This?
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Funny, I could have told people that spent $500k+ on a 911R that they were idiots a year ago.

 

This will likely be my first Pcar.


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I used to dream of a euro delivery experience with a GT3, but now.. not so much. Recently bought a CPO 2015 991.1 GT3 and kind of miss my 100k mile GT-R already. I can definitely see myself back in another GT-R some day. This new car sounds promising, though. 


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