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Monday, August 10, 2009

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 - Best of the Best

The Best Damn! Porsche in my opinion!

The 2010 GT3 sees a couple of significant upgrades over the previous GT3, but significantly
does not get the direct injection technology found on nearly every other new Porsche model. The powerplant in the 911 GT3 does displace 3.8 liters, up .2 liters over the former GT3, and produces 435 bhp, a jump of 20 horses over the outgoing model.

This motor amounts to a naturally aspirated and modified version of the powerplant in the 911 Turbo and GT2, distinct from the boxers now found in other current 911 models.

Now included for the first time is the Porsche Stability Management, which can be completely disabled in the hands of a professional driver but will probably save many a driver with the chips for a 2009 911 GT3 without necessarily carrying the skills to take a rear-engined supercar to its limits.

Stability and traction control systems can also be disabled seperately, giving a discerning driver the ability to only employ the nannies he or she needs for a specific situation.

The low-slung front end, featuring a slew of minor changes to the lip spoiler and lower dams, will lift upon driver command by a full inch for use on bad roads or over bumps.

In the rear, the 911 GT3 gets new air outlets tastefully integrated into the rear splitter. The rear spoiler is new as well, as are the dual outlet center-mounted exhaust tips similar to those on the new Cayman.

The 2010 GT3 is perhaps the most pure of Porsches on the road. Release date in the States is this October at a price of $112,200. A relative bargain when considering the competition!

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 Specifications

LayoutRear Engine, RWD
Transmission6 Speed Conventional Manual
DifferentialActive Limited Slip

Type:Rear-Mounted Flat "Boxer" 6
Displacement3.8 liters
Horsepower435 bhp
InductionNaturally Aspirated

Body Type2 Door, 2 Seat Sport Coupe

Acceleration 0-60 mph s:4.0 seconds
0-100 mph8.2 seconds
Top Speed194 mph

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