Pricing, Specs and Delivery Details on the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3

Just last week we were wondering what Porsche would premiere alongside the net 911 GT3 Cup. Like most of you we thought it would be the street version of the 911 GT3. Well, we were all right!. Porsche confirmed earlier today that the new Porsche 911 GT3 will premiere this week in Geneva and provided pricing, pictures. Read on for details.

PDK Only

This 5th generation 911 GT3 marks a huge change for Porsche. This is only the second production 911 to be PDK only (the first being the last generation Turbo S) and the first time a GT3 has been offered without three pedals and a stick shift. Occupying the top position among Porsche sports cars with naturally-aspirated engines the all new 911 GT3 produces 475 hp, goes from zero to 60 in 3.3 seconds, has a top speed of 195 mph and can lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife in under 7:30 minutes. If you want to put one in your garage, the GT3 goes on sale in the United States late in 2013 and will be priced from $130,400, not including a $950 destination charge.

2014 Porsche 911 GT3 in red

Active Rear-Wheel Steering

While we expect to see active rear-wheel steering on the 918 and it's been rumored to be in the works for the new 991 Turbo, this new 911 GT3 features the first active rear-wheel steering in a production Porsche. Not familiar with "rear-wheel" steering? It's actually fairly old technology. Also known as all-wheel steering, this feature improves handling at top speeds and will usually decrease the turning radius at low speeds. Passive systems are tuned via bushings and other mechanical means to correct the rear-wheel toe out, or the system can be active.

Porsche Active Rear Wheel Steering

An active system, like the one found on the 2014 911 GT3, relies on automation/computers to control the rear wheels in relation to the angle of the front wheels. An electromechanical adjustment system at each rear wheel enables the steering angle to be adapted based on the current driving situation, steering input and vehicle speed. Depending on the speed, the rear wheels steer in the same or opposite direction of the front wheels, improving stability and agility.

Engine Specification of the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3

The power-train of the new 911 GT3 is composed of a 3.8-liter boxer engine featuring a 9,000 rpm redline. The six-cylinder engine is based on the same engine as the 911 Carrera S, although they share only a few common parts. All other components, particularly the crankshaft and valve gear, were specially adapted or designed for the GT3. For instance, Porsche designed titanium connecting rods and forged pistons for this engine.

Porsche 2014 911 GT3

More About the PDK

The Porsche dual-clutch transmission in this application has been specially developed for the 911 GT3: the characteristics are based directly on a sequential gearbox from racing, providing more performance and dynamic advantages to the driver. Highlights include shorter gear ratios with closer spacing, even faster shifting, and shift paddles with shorter travel and increased tactile feedback. In addition, the driver is now able to place the PDK in neutral simply by pulling on both paddles at the same time.

Interior and paddles shifters on 2014 Porsche 911 GT3

Additional Features

Other new features that improve driving dynamics are an electronically controlled, fully variable rear differential lock and dynamic engine mounts. Contact with the road is made by new 20-inch, forged alloy wheels with center-locking hubs in place of conventional wheel bolts.

Porsche GT3 Rear Spoiler

The 2014 911 GT3 is based on the light yet stiff body of the current generation 911 Carrera, which employs a hybrid steel and aluminum construction; however, it comes with unique front and rear parts specific to the GT3. In addition, the 911 GT3 is 1.7 inches wider than a 911 Carrera S in the rear. Another distinctive feature is the large, fixed rear wing, which contributes to the exemplary aerodynamics. Lastly, full LED headlights are available as an option on the GT3.

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7 Comments

  1. Zach Kasperski says

    WOW! First off, I’d like to say that the new Porsche 911 GT3 is gor-ge-ous. Also, FlatSixes.com is the first blog I’ve seen that has so much detail about this 5th generation naturally-aspirated beast of a car.

    Additionally, I was reading some other comments on other blogs and someone said that they weren’t surprised at all by this car. Their reasoning was that it looks like every other Porsche 911 before it, something I think is absolutely false. I was glad to see you guys had some specs on why exactly it looks different – that being the 1.7 inches of additional width to the Carrera S in the rear as well as the large, fixed-rear wing.

    Lastly, the 9,000 rpm redline is extraordinary for the six-cylinder flat engine. I’m excited to see this car make its way to the Americas very soon. Cheers!

  2. Martin Schacht says

    Now this iteration of the GT3; they have got me pondering on this. What an incredible car, and wifey can drive it too, to get groceries, stop at the liquor store.

  3. Dennis J. says

    You folks have really stepped up your game with the inauguration of “FLATSIXES” and deserve a great deal of credit for doing so. I now read most of your articles and links.

  4. Stefanos says

    Personally I would prefer something more basic – even more raw to start with
    Say 500 hp, NAV delete, more of a subdued interior with carbon accents instead of shiny aluminum
    Also the rear wing treatment on this (or the Cup) car are not my idea of “the look” given the new tail light treatment
    Kind of looks like an afterthought on both cars
    PORSCHE designation in the rear is out of place here, simple black GT3 badge ok
    Maybe the RS will address some of those issues for the hard core or I will forever be looking for a previous gen RS 4.0 which I can’t afford anyway
    Let’s see, but I think we can bid the manual box farewell for good even as an option
    I know what everyone will say to that but as far as I’m concerned this is bad, bad news
    Maybe I just need to MAN down and let the sequential box programming take me through the twisties as I seat back and steer this b_ _ _ h with my chest wig on
    Real Medallion Man is twitching in his grave

  5. Chuck says

    My guess is this car is way too fast for mere mortals to heel and toe and dosey-do through the twisites…F1 comes to mind since they had to doff the manual a generation ago. This new GT3 is my boy racer dream come true – it will take years to master it if you are a mere mortal and honest with yourself. Thanks for the “scoop”, Pepper Girl..! :)

  6. Ken Johnston says

    Although I’ll never be able to put my hands on one, unless I win the Lotto, to me this has to be the pinnacle of all 911’s
    built to date. It’s been years since my last Porsche (’71 911E @ $8800 new), which replaced my first Porsche (’69
    912 @ $5700 very slightly used), but I have never lost that lust for another 911, and really hope to still have another,
    although at current pricing, it will have to be 4 or 5 years old. I’ll have to convince the wife to give up her much loved
    Infiniti G35 Coupe, which I refer to as a “poor man’s Porsche”. It is truly a great car, but not a Porsche 911. As the
    ad says, “Nothing even comes close!” Thank you FlatSixes.com for making me lust just a little bit more, like my friend
    did (he bought my ’69 912 from me and it is still in the family) a few years ago when he bought a very nice ’04 911
    Carrera and forced me to go with him and drive it from the Bay Area down to Santa Barbara and back. It hurt! Oh,
    did it hurt.

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