2010 Porsche 911 GT3
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2010 Porsche 911 GT3

Atlanta, Georgia – Porsche has launched the fastest, most powerful 911 GT3 to date at the New York International Auto Show. The 2010 911 GT3 raises the performance bar with a larger 3.8-litre engine and VarioCam technology now on both the intake and exhaust.

The naturally-aspirated six-cylinder boxer engine develops 435 horsepower, 20 more than its predecessor. The larger engine also offers a significant increase in torque at medium engine speeds, particularly important for everyday driving. Track performance is also improved, with zero to 96 km/h in 4.0 seconds, and a top track speed of 312 km/h.

Driving dynamics have also been enhanced. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) has enabled Porsche’s engineers to make the springs and anti-roll bars stiffer, ensuring more precise handling in sport mode, while retaining a level of comfort suitable for everyday use in normal mode. For the first time, the 911 GT3 comes standard with Porsche Stability Management, with suspension mapping mirroring that of the GT2. The driver can disengage both stability and traction control in separate steps.

Aerodynamic improvements have increased downforce at both front and rear at high speeds, and the new aerodynamics package, with larger vents in the front and rear bumpers, gives the GT3 a new look, along with standard bi-xenon headlights, LED rear light clusters, and modified air intakes and outlets.

The new model will be available in the fall of 2009, with U.S. pricing starting at $112,200.

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