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The third Porsche 911 GT3 was presented in 2006 and based on the 997 model. The engine still had the Mezger block with 3.6 litres in capacity, producing 415 hp at 7,600 rpm and 405 Nm (430 Nm in sport mode). 0 to 62 mph took 4,3 seconds, while the top speed was now 192 mph. In the suspension department, there were some changes as well: wider track, 19″ instead of 18″ wheels with 305 section rear tyres, monobloc brake calipers and 350 mm rear rotors. On top, the new Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with electric damper control and different driving modes came as standard.
The different generations
Porsche 911 (997.1) GT3
As an option, the GT3 could be fitted with seats from the Carrera GT, which saved more than 20 kilograms compared to the sports seats. Automatic air con came as standard from the 997 GT3 onwards. In contrast to the 996 GT3 RS, the 997 GT3 RS was based on the wider body of the four wheel drive models and was fitted with a plastic rear window and a carbon fibre rear wing.
Porsche 911 (997.2) GT3
The last Porsche 911 GT3 with the Mezger block and manifold injection was the 997.2 GT3, whereas the 997.2 Carrera and Turbo were equipped with direct fuel injection engines. With its increased capacity of 3.8 litres, the new 911 GT3 pushed out a strong 435 hp and 430 Nm. At the same time, the rev limit was raised even further to 8,400 rpm. Besides the one-piece rear wing, the new GT3 could easily be recognised due to new centre-lock wheels.
As a first in GT3 history, the Porsche 997 GT3 RS model did not only get upgraded suspension, but more power. The 911 GT3 RS 3.8, offered from 2010 onwards, had an increased power ouput of 450 hp, thanks to a mindboggling compression ratio of 12.6 : 1 among some other changes. Some neat bit of trivia: At the 2010 24 hours of the Nürburgring Nordschleife, a road legal 911 GT3 RS 3.8 managed to achieve a very respectable 13th place.
Der Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0
But the Porsche 997 GT3 wasn’t even at its peak with the GT3 RS 3.8. In 2011, Porsche released the limited edition 911 GT3 RS 4.0, which marked the end of production for the normal GT3 and the GT3 RS 3.8. As you can tell by the name, the engine capacity was increased, again. The 4.0 litre lump had an insane compression ratio of 12.9 : 1 and was the first GT3 to crack the mark of 500 hp. It can be identified by the little flaps on the sides of the front bumper and the 4.0 lettering in the endplates of the rear wing. On the Nürburgring, the 4.0 scraped another 6 seconds of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 3.8’s laptime and with its 7:27 minutes it was even a second quicker than a Carrera GT!
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