Tag Archives: gt3

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 And GT4 Full Details

By   June 15, 2018

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and GT4

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and GT4

Aston Martin has unveiled their new customer racing Vantage GT3 and GT4. The competition machines will make their first public appearance at the top endurance race in the world; the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will make its racing debut this weekend in the Michelin Aston Martin Racing Le Mans Festival. Both costumer racing machines are the polar opposite of the British performance car maker’s road cars. Where those are luxurious GT cruisers, the GT3 and GT4 are stripped no-nonsense motorsport machines. Having said that, they are still gorgeous to behold.

Here are all the details we know at this time.

Continue reading »

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?

Continue reading »

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: The Race Car For The Street Gets Even Faster

By   February 22, 2018

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Just its name is enough to make other sports cars tremble in their boots and now it is even faster. The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS builds on the success of past GT3 RS models. It is faster and yet in a turbocharged world it continues to use a naturally aspirated flat-six (and there was much rejoicing).

For those that can pay the price (and it is up there), the 991.2 GT3 RS provides a track focused machine that can also be driven on the road. When we say track focused we mean track focused. A look on the inside will tell you all you need to know with the lack of back seats and the full bucket seats with carbon fiber reinforced backrests. Door opening loops and reduced sound deadening help enforce that this is a car made for a single purpose.

Continue reading »

Porsche Is Getting Very Serious About The Porsche Boxster Spyder

By   November 27, 2017

Porsche Boxster Spyder

Porsche Boxster Spyder

With the pre-718 Porsche Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4, Porsche showed that they were getting more serious about their non-911 sports cars. At the time the Cayman sat above the Boxster in the model lineup. With the introduction of the 718 Boxster and Cayman the Boxster moved slightly ahead of the Cayman in the pecking order costing a bit more just as the 911 Cabriolet sits above the Carrera.

Continue reading »

The McLaren 650S GT3 Defends Bathurst 12 Hour Win

By   February 8, 2017

The McLaren 650S GT3 at Bathurst 12 Hours. #mclaren #mclaren650s #mclaren650sgt3 #650s #gt3 #bathurst12hour

A photo posted by Our Ride Life (@thesportscarguys) on

McLaren 650S GT3

Coming into the Bathurst 12 Hours the defending Liqui-Moly team hoped that their McLaren 650S GT3 would manage a repeat victory. But as we all know endurance racing can be a cruel mistress.

The race started out with great difficulty for the #1 650S GT3 as the team quickly fell back in the second hour with engine issues. The problem cost three laps making a top finish unlikely.

Continue reading »