[HOT] : Porsche 911 GT3 Touring: elegance more than ostentation

Updated on the previous 991 generation, the Touring pack for the Porsche 911 GT3 arrives on the current 992 generation. Same perfume, but slightly more subtle bottle: the same intoxication?

Chic sports

Originally, the name “Touring Package” dates back to an equipment variant of the 911 Carrera RS from the 1973 model year, with the desire to offer a purer design and a more classic and classy interior. In short, a real sportswoman but reserved for those who do not want to completely sacrifice chic and intend to display it in less bestial social life than a Track session. Porsche therefore offers it on the 992, for those who want to be efficient, without necessarily sporting protruding muscles.

The most obvious difference is the removal of the fixed rear wing of the 911 GT3, a modification already proposed elsewhere by certain preparers and tuners. Instead, an auto-extending rear spoiler generates downforce at high speeds while maintaining an understated appearance. A bespoke grille completes the understated appearance. Another distinctive feature is the shiny anodized aluminum silver decorative stripes on the side windows, which play the card of elegance in contrast to the raw sportiness of carbon fiber. The front fairing is fully painted in the exterior color compared to the black lower part of the standard GT3.

The interior includes extended leather upholstery in black while the front of the instrument panel and the upper side sections of the door trim panels have special surface embossing. Almost all optional equipment for the 911 GT3 is available in combination with the Touring package, including LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System, various driver assistance systems, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB ), an intelligent front axle lift system or an optional BOSE surround sound system. Porsche Design also offers a very special chronograph for 911 GT3 customers with Touring Pack.

The 911 GT3 with Touring Package comes with a standard seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission for the US market and an optional six-speed GT Sport manual transmission in some states. By the way, this is the first time that the Touring has been available with the PDK seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.. Otherwise, the engine, transmission, suspension, wheels and tires of Touring vehicles are based on the “standard” 911 GT3, so to speak.. We therefore find the atmospheric 4.0-liter Flat-6 providing 510 horsepower and 470 Nm of torque. Various bodywork elements are lightened, such as its carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) bonnet, forged light alloy rims and an optimized Sport exhaust.

The GT3 Touring should therefore perform substantially similar to the GT3, at least in a straight line, with a 0-100 km / h in 3.9 seconds on the manual version and 3.4 seconds with the PDK. The maximum speed is displayed at 320 km / h for the manual version and 317 km / h for the automatic gearbox. In France, the GT3 Touring is offered from 173,562 euros.

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