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    • The manual GT3 is back - 2018 Porsche 991.2 GT3 takes the naturally aspirated flat-6 to 4.0 liters, 9k rpm, and 500 horsepower with a manual transmission option

      Here is the updated 991.2 generation Porsche 911 GT3 and it is amazing. Yes, they squeezed more power out of it by going to 4.0 liters from 3.8. Basically, the same recipe the 991.1 GT3 RS 4.0 uses to get more power over the 991.1 GT3 3.8 except they are revving it to 9000 rpm at 4.0 liters now rather than the 8800 rpm of the 991.1 GT3 RS 4.0.


      This also likely means the 991.2 GT3 RS will go to 4.2 liters of displacement. Not to mention it likely means the end of the line as what else are they going to do? Try to eek out a little bit more displacement? Going hybrid is likely the next step.

      The big news other than the 9k rpm 4.0 liter flat-6 with 500 horses and 336 lb-ft of torque is the return of the manual transmission. All those people who paid way over sticker for the 911R may be kicking themselves now.

      Do not fret if you are a PDK person (like this writer) as you have the choice of a manual or a dual clutch. Porsche finally listened.

      What about the weight? 3116 pounds with the manual. The PDK dual clutch adds 37 pounds.

      What else is there to say? The new 991.2 GT3 is worth every penny of its $143,600 asking price. Now what in the world do they have in store for the 991.2 GT3 RS to top this?














      This article was originally published in forum thread: The manual GT3 is back - 2018 Porsche 991.2 GT3 takes the naturally aspirated flat-6 to 4.0 liters, 9k rpm, and 500 horsepower with a manual transmission option started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 25 Comments
      1. Newguy123's Avatar
        Newguy123 -
        Things sick!
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        In an ideal world I'd have one of these next to my Carrera.
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        BAAAADAAAASSS.I would ditch that stock exhaust to drop like 60 lbs and be able to hear the 4L 9k goodness scream,
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        If you know how crazy 911 GT prices are and especially the limited models. 911R owners will be just fine. They will continue to sell well over sticker.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Ya but it just looks so stupid to blow 400k+ on a 911R when you can have this with an arguably better motor and styling for 140k
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Yeah, but the people buying them don't give sh*t what they cost. They have a garage full of exotics. If someone wants the most visceral 911 drivers car Porsche makes, the 911R is it.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        Yeah, but the people buying them don't give sh*t what they cost. They have a garage full of exotics. If someone wants the most visceral 911 drivers car Porsche makes, the 911R is it.
        I can't disagree with that. The two 911R's at the Newport dealer were spoken for by 918 Spyder owners. They'll be flipped I'm sure.
      1. Zombie1's Avatar
        Zombie1 -
        The want is real. Idk why it looks wider in these photos maybe the lighting/color of the car. My neighbor has the new GTS my gawd is that thing beautiful.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Zombie1 Click here to enlarge
        My neighbor has the new GTS my gawd is that thing beautiful.
        He already has the 991.2 GTS?
      1. Zombie1's Avatar
        Zombie1 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        He already has the 991.2 GTS?
        No my mistake 2016 GTS, Car is beautiful.
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Is it for sure the same 6 speed as in the 911R? I remember reading that the 6MT in the R was porsche's best manual trans yet and I thought it was special in some way. I might be wrong though.
        Maybe people were just saying how much better the 6MT was vs the 7MT in the normal 911
      1. Surquhar's Avatar
        Surquhar -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by subaru335i Click here to enlarge
        Is it for sure the same 6 speed as in the 911R? I remember reading that the 6MT in the R was porsche's best manual trans yet and I thought it was special in some way. I might be wrong though.
        Maybe people were just saying how much better the 6MT was vs the 7MT in the normal 911
        its 100% the same 911R gearbox. This is a badass car. MSRP is doable, but it's hard to get a allocation. I just couldn't walk out of an appt/meeting/etc with that wing. If Porsche offered one without it would be great.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Surquhar Click here to enlarge
        its 100% the same 911R gearbox. This is a badass car. MSRP is doable, but it's hard to get a allocation. I just couldn't walk out of an appt/meeting/etc with that wing. If Porsche offered one without it would be great.
        After you get a tune on your car you will forget all about the GT3.
      1. Surquhar's Avatar
        Surquhar -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        After you get a tune on your car you will forget all about the GT3.
        YES! We need a tune now! Not really, I want more power - but I just did another few laps at Sebring and this car is the real deal. The handling is so great I never thought to myself I needed more. I just want it for 1/2 mile races!
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Surquhar Click here to enlarge
        YES! We need a tune now! Not really, I want more power - but I just did another few laps at Sebring and this car is the real deal. The handling is so great I never thought to myself I needed more. I just want it for 1/2 mile races!
        Road and Track says the car has an open diff, is that right? If I can't do a burnout to warm the tires I'll be pissed.
      1. Surquhar's Avatar
        Surquhar -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
        Road and Track says the car has an open diff, is that right? If I can't do a burnout to warm the tires I'll be pissed.
        You know I'm not sure. I've launched my car several times and have had zero issues. Takes off hard laying 11's so not sure what they are talking about.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Surquhar Click here to enlarge
        You know I'm not sure. I've launched my car several times and have had zero issues. Takes off hard laying 11's so not sure what they are talking about.
        Same here... I can't figure this out.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Surquhar Click here to enlarge
        You know I'm not sure. I've launched my car several times and have had zero issues. Takes off hard laying 11's so not sure what they are talking about.
        I read over the window sticker and it says it has an 'Automatic Brake Differential' whatever that means. I guess it brakes it automatically to apply traction to the otehr wheel.
      1. Surquhar's Avatar
        Surquhar -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I read over the window sticker and it says it has an 'Automatic Brake Differential' whatever that means. I guess it brakes it automatically to apply traction to the otehr wheel.
        Yeah I have looked all over the place and I've found a few different posts about the base not having one. C4 and S models you can get one. Very strange - but if it is the case, and with more HP who knows. Obviously it doesn't affect performance stock as the base and S are so close on all the tests. Maybe we have found the chink in the armor.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Surquhar Click here to enlarge
        Yeah I have looked all over the place and I've found a few different posts about the base not having one. C4 and S models you can get one. Very strange - but if it is the case, and with more HP who knows. Obviously it doesn't affect performance stock as the base and S are so close on all the tests. Maybe we have found the chink in the armor.
        Maybe but it doesn't make sense to me that Porsche would do an open diff on a sports car like this.

        If an LSD upgrade is needed we'll find out soon enough.