Porsche has taken the wraps off its 992-series 2022 911 GT3. The all-new sports coupe, which slots between the 911 Carrera S and the 911 Turbo models, is a high-performance variant tuned for driving enthusiasts with track aspirations.
The GT3 is fitted with a naturally aspirated (non-turbo) 4.0-liter flat-6 (502 hp/346 lb-ft of torque) driving the rear wheels. Every other 911 in the current lineup uses a turbocharged engine. Porsche will offer a choice between a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (PDK) or a 6-speed manual, for those who prefer more engagement with the vehicle.
While drivers will undoubtedly enjoy spinning the engine to its 9,000-rpm redline with the manual transmission, the PDK gearbox is the quicker choice. With computerized launch control, Porsche quotes a 0-60 mph sprint time of just 3.2 seconds as the two-door races towards a top speed of 197 mph.
Porsche paid close attention to weight. The 992-series chassis is a bit wider and stiffer, but also heavier than the outgoing 991.2-series. To offset the additional mass, the automaker used carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the GT3’s hood, rear wing, and rear diffuser. Lightweight glass further reduces weight. According to Porsche, the new model weighs virtually the same as its 991.2-series predecessor.
The 2022 911 GT3 is fitted with standard staggered forged alloy wheels (20-inch and 21-inch) with wheels that are wider than the outgoing model (tire sizes are now 255/35ZR-20 and 315/30ZR-21), and a track-ready tire is offered. Aerodynamics may be adjusted by the operator and there is a new performance setting that increases downforce by 150%.
Porsche ended production of the 991.2-series GT3 in late 2019, so driving enthusiasts haven’t been able to order a GT3 in more than a year. Dealers are taking orders for the 2022 model, but dealer mark-ups (due to demand) are high. The new model is quicker, faster, and more advanced than its predecessor, which means it will likely continue to be the segment benchmark.
Pricing has not been announced, but we expect it to start at just under $150,000. The 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 will arrive in showrooms by Fall 2021. For more information, click here to visit Porsche’s official GT3 page.