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2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Unveiled at Geneva

2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Unveiled at Geneva

Mar 18, 2013

The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 is now official, as it was unveiled recently at the Geneva Motor Show with its PDK transmission and 475bhp output. It comes with a 3.3seconds rating at 0-60mph, 12seconds at 0-124mph and a top speed of 195mph. Arguably, it is the hottest Porsche 911 ever, with the stats to backup its looks and lineage.

Another neat feature of the 911 GT3 includes an active rear-wheel steering system, which is a first for a production vehicle from the car manufacturer. The system uses two electro-mechanical actuators which delivers up to 1.5degrees of steering input depending on speed. At around 50kph, the system steers in the opposite direction to the front wheels to promote rotation. Above 80kph, the system steers in the same direction as the front wheels, consequently extending the wheelbase by 500mm for greater stability.

The 2014 911 GT3 rides about 30mm lower that a standard Carrera. Its suspension includes two PASM maps, similar to the previous GT3. However, the new suspension designs at the front and rear of the 2014 GT3 improve geometry and shaves about 9pounds from the car’s overall weight.

The flat, 3.8-liter, six-cylinder engine of the 2014 GT3 is paired with shorter gear ratios via the standard PDK transmission, allowing for maximum performance under a wide range of conditions. Maximum revs is at 9,000rpm.

Outside, the GT3 is pretty much what you’d expect from the carmaker; a big fixed wing at the back, GT3 badges, new 991 size and proportions, fully-variable, limited-slip rear differential and 20inch forged alloy wheels.

The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 is set to launch later this year at a sticker price of $130,000.

For more in depth information about Porsche’s newest supercar, you may visit the company’s YouTube channel.