cc 6 cylinder
close ratio manual
bhp @ 7400 rpm
Porsche 911 GT3 was first introduced in 1999, and was a high
performance, race-ready version of Porsche's then-new 911, the
996. The GT3, named after the FIA GT class it was intended for,
did not use the rather simple engine of the regular production
versions of the 996, but a naturally-aspirated version of the
turbo-charged Porsche 962 and Porsche 911 GT1 race cars.
The Porsche 911 GT3 road car was almost as hardcore as the race
car. Sound deadening was almost non-existent, the rear seats,
stereo system, sunroof, and air conditioning were all removed
(later automatic air conditioning and a CD/radio became no-cost
In addition, Porsche offered a no-cost option called the Clubsport
package. This option replaced the standard electrically adjustable
leather front seats with manually adjustable racing buckets
finished in fire-retardant fabric, bolt-in half-roll cage, 6-point
drivers racing harness and a fire extinguisher (mounted in the
front passenger footwell).
To bring the car's track-prowess to the maximum level, Porsche
gave the 996 GT3 enlarged brakes, a lowered, re-tuned suspension
system, lighter-weight wheels and a new aerodynamic front bumpers
and rear spoiler to help increase downforce.
In 2004 porsche revealed the 996 GT3 RS, which featured significant
changes over the GT3. Power was raised to 381 horsepower and
torque to 284 lb-ft. The brakes were upgraded, with 6-piston
calipers at the front (rears remained 4-piston), and the Porsche
Ceramic Composite Brake system was offered as an option. The
GT3 RS also recieved the 2002 911 headlight facelift.