New 911 GT3 to get 4.0-litre flat-six and manual gearbox

New 911 GT3 to get 4.0-litre flat-six and manual gearbox
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500bhp model will offer six-speed manual or seven-speed PDK by Dan Prosser  The new Porsche 911 GT3, set to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March, will feature a naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six engine and will offer the option of a seven-speed PDK transmission or a six-speed manual. Yes, you read that right: the manual GT3 is making a return. Details of Porsche’s 2017 GT car strategy emerged at the launch of the 911 Carrera GTS in South Africa. A well-placed insider revealed Porsche’s plans for its Motorsport…

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Porsche Left a Cheeky Message On the 911 GT3 That Acura Bought to Develop the NSX

Porsche Left a Cheeky Message On the 911 GT3 That Acura Bought to Develop the NSX
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“Good luck, Honda . . .” A note to any automakers benchmarking cars built by Porsche: They will find you, and they’ll probably leave you goofy messages hidden somewhere in the car. That’s what happened when the 911 GT3 Acura was using to help develop the NSX’s steering went back to the dealer for a recall service. As many automakers do, Acura bought its 911 GT3 anonymously, but Porsche was able to figure out who it belonged to when it looked at the car’s black-box data, according to Automotive News….

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Ten Things You Learn Driving The New Turbo Porsche 911 Carrera

Ten Things You Learn Driving The New Turbo Porsche 911 Carrera
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Much has changed, much has stayed the same. Does a turbo ruin the car? We drove the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera last week on Tenerife, a Spanish island off the coast of Africa. Don’t ask why Porsche decided to launch the face-lift of its most important car on the rim of the western Atlantic. Do ask whether or not the base 911 needs to be turbocharged, and whether or not that serves the model’s character. Answers below. 1. Don’t call it the Porsche 911 Turbo. Because it’s not. Because that car is…

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