Tag Archives: 911 GT3

Is The Manual Transmission Unnecessary

By   June 7, 2018

Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3

The latest Porsche 911 GT3 reintroduced the traditional manual transmission. The first 991 generation GT3 removed the option with a PDK being the only option to shift gears. This decision makes complete sense.

Both Ferrari and Lamborghini have already moved away from manual transmissions, but Porsche was the last of three most influential performance car makers to still feature a traditional manual in their higher performance models. Porsche’s Italian counterparts realized that a dual clutch automatic inspired by Formula 1 has a performance advantage.

Is the manual transmission now an unnecessary piece of equipment?

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Dodge Demon Races Tesla Model S P100D

By   May 2, 2018

Dodge Demon and Tesla Model S P100D

Dodge Demon and Tesla Model S P100D

The Dodge Demon is an incredible machine that will tear up the drag strip. With over 800 horsepower and the ability to run on race gas, it is a street legal monster.

Only a few road cars can hold their own against the Demon in a straight line. These include the supercars like the Porsche 911 GT3, McLaren 720S and Ferrari 488 GTB. The Tesla Model S also has a history of running fast times on the strip.

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Is The Porsche 918 Spyder No Longer Insanely Fast

By   April 24, 2018

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

6:57, I remember reading that time with my jaw to the floor. The under seven minute lap time of the Nürburgring was recorded by the Porsche 918 Spyder. Back in 2013 it seemed like that production car record would stand forever (with only the McLaren P1 getting close to it).

But just a few years later and that time is no longer indestructible. Back in 2013 it took nearly 900 horsepower to provide that lap time, but it was just bested by the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS with a comparatively low 520 horsepower.

So, is the Porsche 918 Spyder still insanely fast?

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Is Now The Time To Buy A Porsche 996 GT3

By   April 4, 2018

Porsche 996 GT3

Porsche 996 GT3

We shared yesterday, an article about the 996 generation of the Porsche 911 and it talked briefly about it being the first generation to unveil the GT3. The Porsche 996 GT3 is a track focused car that has uncompromising performance. The first GT3 as well as the GT3s that followed it are all race cars for the street.

For most of us a new 911 GT3 is out of reach with a starting price of $143,600. But is it possible to get into a 911 GT3 for less than the price of a new base 911 Carrera?

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Just How Close Is A Track Focused Porsche To A Track Focused Ferrari?

By   March 28, 2018

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

Porsche and Ferrari make some of the most desirable cars money can buy. But the question remains as to which is better.

Sure, Ferrari is the more exclusive marquee, but from a pure performance stand point, many Porsche models have been as fast and sometimes even faster.

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