2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 991
EXTREMLEY RARE GT3 TOURING ** ONE OF ONLY 18 THAT CAME TO AUSTRALIA ** EXTENDED PORSCHE WARRANTY FOR 4 YEARS EXPIRES 17/1/2026
The Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring pack may fly under the radar – as much as any Porsche 911 can – but it’s all GT3, which means it’s a car that redefines steely-edged focus and raw energy.
Cast a glimpse over your shoulder after parking it and clock the stance. It’s a full 44mm wider at the wheel arches and an additional 25mm lower than a stock Carrera.
Offered solely with a six-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels, the GT3 Touring features the same 4.0-litre flat-six engine producing 368kW and 460Nm as the GT3. It’s capable of demolishing the sprint to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds if you’ve got nimble hands and feet. Top speed is a fairly academic 316km/h. Like the ‘regular’ GT3, the Touring gets a torque-vectoring limited-slip diff’ and the same suspension settings. In other words, it hasn’t gone soft in any way whatsoever.
The engine of the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring pack is rowdy at any time, but it’s noisier still with the bi-modal exhaust valve open.
For all its ascetic nature, the 911 GT3 is ergonomically functional, with instruments that are easy to read and controls mostly where they should be. Most of the comfort and convenience features owners are likely to need are there – including dual-zone climate control, trip computer and Bluetooth, for instance.
The 911 GT3 Touring is really a car at its most satisfying on smoother roads, where you can open it up and point it away from dead straight and level directions. This is a race car masquerading as a road car – and there are no beg-your-pardons about it.
XDH – WHEELS PAINTED IN SATIN PLATINUM
XHY – MIAMI BLUE SEAT BELTS
039 – TOURING PACK
486 – GT SPORTS TOURING MANUAL