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A video of the all-new 991-based Porsche 911 GT3 being hustled around a racetrack has been released by the German manufacturer.

The explanatory video shows a white fifth-generation Porsche 911 GT3 tearing – and sliding – around the track, while the new 350kW/440Nm direct-injection 3.8-litre engine and seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission are detailed.

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With a power to weight ratio of 4.1kg/kW and a redline now at 9000rpm, the first non-manual GT3 will go from 0-100km/h in 3.5 seconds, reach a top speed of 315km/h and still achieve efficiency figures of 12.4 litres per 100km and 289 grams of CO2 per kilometre.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 goes on sale across Europe in August, before limited numbers reach local shores later in the year, with prices yet to be announced.

  • John Walker

    I think, this 911 version, whilst good looking, has become irrelevant, what with the RS, and the TURBO/TURBO S/GT2 models covering the performance niches for Porsche, where does the GT3 fit in? Bog standard Carrera buyers need some comfort, it won’t see which way a Nissan GTR went, yet will probably cost 280k plus. I seriously think Porsche needs to stick the motor behind the seats in this model, aka Cayman, and see how the market reacts, after all, Ferdinand’s original
    design had the motor there to start with, for balance.

    • Monk

      This was originally supposed to be the purist’s track day toy.  RS stood for “Rich Siegfried”.
      No manual means that it no longer fits this billing. 

      • Josh Kong

        This car will certainly get blown away by the turbo models on the open road, and it’s certainly not refined enough to be a GT car. Sadly with all these driver aids and lack of manual, I believe the real magic of a track-focused GT3 is fading away…

  • Nhuck Corris

    No manual, electric power steering, no Porsche GT3.

  • David

    I love it and well done to Porsche for moving with the times.  This thing will no doubt still be a very pure and tactile driving machine compared to its rivals.

  • Wraith

    Bet they offer a manual in the RS which will force people who want a manual to go down that road. But hey good for them, I love this thing. It looks great. And it will no doubt still be a precise bit of kit

  • Car Fanatic

    GT3 will always remain one of the most involving cars to drive. Last year the RS was less than half a second behind the GTR in a motortrend run around Laguna Seca. Porsche still build the best.