Mississauga, Ontario – Porsche has announced it will launch the most powerful, fastest and most refined 911 GT3 ever at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The GT3 is the latest addition to the new 911 series.

The new model uses a naturally-aspirated 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine that develops 435 horsepower, 20 more than its predecessor, with variable valve timing on the exhaust. The new GT3 reaches 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and 160 km/h in 8.2 seconds, with a top track speed of 312 km/h.

The GT3 also comes with a sporting version of Porsche Stability Management, offering the option of deactivating both stability and traction control in separate steps. Brake discs are now larger and lighter, while model-specific ceramic brakes can be ordered as an option. The GT3 will also offer optional Active Drivetrain Mount engine bearings, which stiffen the engine suspension during sportier driving, and a front axle lift system, which increases the front ride height by 30 mm to clear bumps or steep gradients, such as in parking garages.

The 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 will go on sale in Canada in October at a base price of $138,100.

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