There’s probably nobody better to pass judgement on the 991 GT3 Touring and how it serves as a daily driver than Top Gear host Chris Harris. He’s been using this gorgeous yellow Porsche as his everyday runabout in the UK for two and a half years, accruing an astonishing 50,000 miles on the odometer since then! It’s a car that looks like a standard 911, more or less, drives about as well as any Porsche in history has, and has one of the most sonorous motors ever built. Who could want for more?
This isn’t Harris’ first GT3, either, as he had a black one before this that got crunched in a road crash that was unequivocally not his fault. He’s got a new 992 GT3 Touring coming, but this one is his pride and joy. You can’t spend 50,000 miles in a car and not fall in love with it, right? Especially when the spec is this good. The car is fitted with a pricey set of Manthey Racing BBS lightweight forged wheels with a more daily-usable Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tire, an Akapovic titanium exhaust, and the factory Speed Yellow paint has been covered over by a slightly warmer yellow wrap. Everyone should make their Porsche their own.
Issues after 50,000 miles? The shift knob falls to bits every once in a while, its possible for a dog in the passenger’s seat to turn off the stability control, and the metal pedals aren’t grippy enough. That’s it. That’s all. Everything else has been pretty darn perfect.
I can’t really think of a better daily driver if you’re obsessed with the cult of Porsche. That mega engine just screams to be beaten like a mule, and Harris is more than happy to do it. He calls the car one of the best drivers cars of all time, and nobody would know better than him at this point. The guy has seen and driven it all.
Here at FlatSixes we always preach that Porsches were built to be driven, values be damned, and Chris Harris is the absolute king of that ideology. Beat the heck out of your cars, drive them like they’re stolen, and enjoy every ounce of engineering that went into your lovely machines. Don’t let them sit in a climate controlled garage as incredibly expensive paperweights.