2022 Porsche 911 GT3, 502 horsepower and manual transmission

2022 Porsche 911 GT3, 502 horsepower and manual transmission


The 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 just revealed! It is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated sports cars this year. The Porsche 911 GT3 represents all the knowledge of the manufacturer in terms of performance cars, it is without a doubt my favorite of the variety. It is a real watch with impressive performance.

At the heart of the car is a standard 4.0-liter flat-6 engine that develops 502 horsepower at an air speed of 9,000 rpm and produces 346 lb-ft of torque. These are very similar data to the engine that powers the racing version, the GT3 Cup. It is essentially the same mechanics found under the hood of the 2019 Porsche Speedster but with several improvements made by the engineers, a new piston, in particular. It’s a safe bet that the engine will retain its unique sound, one of the features that makes the GT3 a unique car.

To ensure adequate engine lubrication in all conditions, Porsche has retained its dry sump lubrication system. Instead of having an oil pan under the engine, the oil circulates through the engine thanks to a pump. Not only does this system improve the lubrication efficiency on the track, especially in sharp corners and at high speeds, but the absence of an oil pan, “oil pan” in common parlance, allows the engine to be kept low, thus reducing it. center of gravity of the vehicle.

The engine is connected as a standard 7-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox, but to our delight, it will also be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox, a precaution that purists will no doubt appreciate.

Its style is again connected with the aerodynamics of the car. Up front, the air intakes included in the new bumper as well as the deflector and diffuser can be adjusted if you ever decide to take to the tracks. On the sides, unique skirts increase the flow of air around the wheels, but it is mainly at the back that we recognize the 911 GT3 because of its great damage. It has several settings for street driving and some reserved for competition. In “Normal” position, it produces up to 50% less than the old 911 GT3. When the front and rear are in the Performance position, you get an impressive 150% reduction. A Touring version, more discreet especially with its retractable spoiler, will be offered again.

Lighter

Based on the 911 Carrera, the front track of the new GT3 has been slightly extended, gaining 48 millimeters (1.9 inches) in width. The new Porsche 911 GT3 still weighs almost the same as the previous generation, Porsche has decided to use more lightweight materials and carbon fiber. The hood, spoiler and rear spoiler mounted under the spoiler are all made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic.

The GT3’s new double wishbone front suspension is taken directly from the 911 RSR Cup and 911 GT3, but the engineers adapted it for the road, marking an important step in the history of the 911. The suspension retains its multi-link configuration, but there is. is a large number of ball joints, increasing the efficiency of the chassis. According to Porsche, the GT3’s new suspension shares no parts with current 911 Carreras.

The new 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 will go on sale in Canada this fall, pricing to be announced later.

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