Porsche 997 Generation 1 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 Brochure 2006

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Porsche 997 Generation 1 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 Brochure 2006

Origin: motorsport

  • More than 50 years of racing heritage
  • More than 28,000 victories
  • Uncompromising race engineering
  • Every car designed exclusively around the driver

At Porsche, we have always based our success on two fundamental principles: technical innovation and its consistent application to the genuine needs of the driver.

The resulting integration of driver and car is at the root of our many achievements. Key among these are more than 28,000 racing victories in less than 60 years.

With the 911 GT3 models, we have applied these principles once more. Using race technology to achieve uncompromising results in both everyday road driving and full competition use. The new 911 GT3 RS and 911 GT3. 

 

The 911 GT3

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  • 3.6-litre 6-cylinder boxer engine
  • Lightweight 19-inch GT3 alloy wheels
  • Road-approved high-performance tyres
  • High-efficiency aerodynamics
  • Clubsport package as alternative

The 911 GT3 is designed primarily for the road – by Porsche race engineers. Although exclusively track-derived, it is perfectly well suited to the varied requirements of day-to-day road driving. One of the most tangible benefits of its motorsport origins is the intuitive connection between man and machine. The sense of integration is so complete that you almost feel part of the car.

Feedback from the road is detailed and direct, while every driver input is immediately implemented with equal clarity and precision.

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What can motorsport bring to everyday road driving? An edge when you need it most.

Powerful potential needn’t always be used. It’s enough to know that it’s there.

On the 911 GT3, the 3.6-litre flat-six engine was originally developed for the racetrack. Maximum power output is 305 kW (415 bhp) at 7,600 rpm. The maximum torque rating is 405 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The engine rev limit is unusually high at 8,400 rpm. As impressive as those figures appear on paper, they can only be appreciated on the road. All of this potential is applied with accuracy through a six-speed manual gearbox and high-performance chassis featuring Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM – see below).

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A range of setup options are available for racing use, including ride height, camber, toe angle, front/rear anti-roll bars and rear wing angle.

The one-piece 19-inch GT3 wheel features lightweight construction and a road-approved sport tyre (see page 53). The special tread and compound enable higher cornering speeds as well as precision handling and turn-in characteristics.

The uprated brakes with dedicated spoilers offer excellent performance in even the most extreme conditions. For the ultimate in brake technology, there’s the optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB – see below).

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The protective crash structures have also been improved, while the doors and front lid are made from lightweight aluminium. The results: a power-to-weight ratio of 297.5 bhp per tonne, 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds, and a maximum speed of 310 km/h (193 mph).

On the road, this provides you with a greater range of options – on the track, with a winning edge.

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