The new Porsche 911 GT3 Touring doesn’t give you wings

Posted on Sep 12, 2017 by

has just revealed a GT3 with a Touring Package, sans wing, and sans automatic transmission — yours from AED540K

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Next time when you hear about the lament for the death of manual transmissions in the car world just shout, “Fake news!”

If the new Porsche Touring is anything to go by, the manuals are alive and well, and also the only transmission you can have with Zuffenhausen’s latest.

Just unveiled today at the press opening of the , the 911 GT3 Touring pays spiritual respect to the ‘ducktail’ 1973 Carrera RS, except you need a million dollars for one of those…

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Starting from AED539,500 and available to order now, the GT3 with the Touring Package replaces the giant rear wing with a adaptive spoiler that pops up at speed and stays put otherwise for a clean look. Otherwise it’s a regular ol’ motorsport derived GT3, which means a 500 horsepower flat-six displacing four litres, and 460Nm of torque for 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 316km/h. That means it’s just as quick off the line as the winged car, but the Touring does have a slower top speed by 4km/h.

Otherwise al the GT3 options are available here too, including the front-axle lift system, carbon ceramic brakes, LED headlights, and all the usual GT3 colours and trim combinations.

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The automatically extending rear spoiler features a Gurney flap aerodynamic lip on the edge colour-matched to the body of the car (itself 44mm wider than a Carrera 4 and 25mm lower than a Carrera S), and a distinguishing feature in the form of silver accents, to the side window surrounds, exhaust tailpipes, and headlight washer system.

Inside, you get some classic GT touches like leather instead of Alcantara used in regular GT3s, and fabric seat centres plus black brushed aluminum trim all over. The highlight in there however is undoubtedly the six-speed shifter sticking out in the middle, with an automatic rev-match feature putting the power down to the rear wheels through a limited slip differential with torque vectoring control.

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