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CarAdvice podcast 136: Take a ride in the 911 GT3 and GT-R Nismo!

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 BMW 7 Series has been revealed, as has the 2020 Toyota Supra (finally!). Pricing and specs for the 2019 Kia Cerato GT have been released, and Ford and Volkswagen have confirmed a global van and ute alliance...

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2018 Nismo GT-R v Porsche 911 GT3 Touring comparison
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2018 Nismo GT-R v Porsche 911 GT3 Touring comparison

If you placed me in a room with a Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package and a Nissan GT-R Nismo and ordered me to pick just one to live with for the rest of my days, without first letting me drive them, I’d make a terrible decision. Before these two ultimate tourers even arrived at CarAdvice’s Melbourne office, I had a sneaking suspicion I was going to be on Team Nissan...


The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Mandy Turner: Porsche 911 GT3
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The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Mandy Turner: Porsche 911 GT3

My choice of Porsche 911 GT3 for Winners Circle 2018 demands some back story. There’s no other brand that gets my heart racing than Porsche. When I imported a red 1974 911 from America in 2010, I realised it was the type of car I had been searching for for a long time. A car proud of its history, a car gorgeous from every angle, and a car that uses curvy mountain roads as its playground...


2020 Porsche 911 GT3 spied up close and personal
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2020 Porsche 911 GT3 spied up close and personal

The next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 has been spied again, but this time much more clearly and in greater detail. Unlike the previous set of photographs captured at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, this latest prototype was snapped up close and at much lower velocities than the previous car...


2020 Porsche 911 GT3 spied at the Nurburgring
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2020 Porsche 911 GT3 spied at the Nurburgring

The new '992' Porsche 911 GT3 has been spied at the Nurburgring this week, spotted with its production body for the first time. Compared to less-extreme versions of the new-generation 911 we've seen recently, the GT3 prototype has a more aggressive body kit, with some bits still covered with black camouflage, along with that massive rear wing – the latter a pre-production component going by the rough look here...


Porsche 911 Speedster set for production
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Porsche 911 Speedster set for production

Porsche has confirmed the 911 Speedster, released earlier this year as a concept, will be put into production. Just 1948 examples of the topless special will be made to celebrate 70 years of Porsche, complete with a distinctive double-bubble cover extending from behind the front seats. A pair of black louvres connects the two humps, sitting behind a see-through wind deflector...


2020 Porsche 911 GT3 to go turbo - report
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2020 Porsche 911 GT3 to go turbo - report

The next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 could finally succumb to turbocharging, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar cites a "Stuttgart-based source with direct links to Porsche Motorsport", claiming the next GT3, likely to surface around 2020, will get a "reworked version" of the 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat six destined for the 911 Turbo...


Porsche 911 GT3 RS Nurburgring hot lap - video
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS Nurburgring hot lap - video

Ever wondered what makes a Porsche 911 GT3 RS so fast around a race track? Well, now you have some of the answers. On April 16 the GT3 RS lapped the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife in a blistering 6 minutes 56.4 seconds – nine seconds slower than the twin-turbo 911 GT2 RS, but 0...


Porsche 911 Speedster snapped again
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Porsche 911 Speedster snapped again

A peculiar Porsche has been snapped testing in the European alps, blending 911 GT3 running gear with a convertible soft top. What could it be? There are a couple of options. First, and most logical, is that the car is a mule for the 911 Speedster that, reportedly, is going to be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this year...


2019 Porsche 911 Speedster spied
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2019 Porsche 911 Speedster spied

A development vehicle believed to be the new Porsche 911 Speedster has been spotted during hot-weather testing in Southern Europe. Spotted in convoy with several Porsche GT models including the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS, the prototype wears a similar body and wheel/tyre package to the hardtop GT variants, though with the absence of a fixed rear wing and, obviously, the retractable fabric roof...


Porsche 911 GT3 RS tackles the Isle of Man – video
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS tackles the Isle of Man – video

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a lean green racing machine – provided you specify it in 'Lizard Green', of course – but it's arguably as good on the road as it is on track. In this video, Porsche unleashes the new GT3 RS on the Isle of Man, piloted by race drivers Mark Higgins (Isle of Man lap record holder for four-wheeled vehicles) and Steve Plater (two-time Isle of Man Time Trial winner)...


2018 Porsche 911 GT3 review
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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 review

The Porsche 911 GT3... You don't even need to read past this, just buy one.


Configurator Challenge: Porsche 911
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Configurator Challenge: Porsche 911

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we're going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer's website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we're building motorsport Porsche 911s. Start your engines, folks...


2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS unveiled, priced from $416,500
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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS unveiled, priced from $416,500

Porsche has unveiled the new 911 GT3 RS, set to arrive Down Under in the fourth quarter of this year. Power in the new RS will come from a 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat six, making 383kW (up 15kW) and 470Nm (up 10Nm) of torque. That makes it the most powerful naturally-aspirated production 911 ever built, although forced induction helps the 911 Turbo and GT2 RS win the overall power-figure battle...


911 GT3 Touring Package was a response to 'car flippers'
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911 GT3 Touring Package was a response to 'car flippers'

The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package was created to quell the skyrocketing prices of the limited-edition Porsche 911R on the used car market. Speaking to Road and Track, August Achleitner, product director of the 911 range, said the 911 GT3 Touring Package was released in response to people buying the 911R at or list price and 'flipping' it for a massive profit...


2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package: $326,800 special revealed
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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package: $326,800 special revealed

The Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package has made its global debut at the Frankfurt motor show this week, bringing a very different look and feel to the company's track weapon. Following the reveal of the updated 911 GT3 at the Geneva motor show in March, the Touring Package is very much like a series-production version of the sought-after 911 R limited-edition that was available last year, which essentially tailored the race-ready GT3 package for the road...


Porsche Sport Driving School Master Class review
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Porsche Sport Driving School Master Class review

You know the strangest thing about owning a sports car? Not knowing how to drive it properly. A lot of you reading this will probably smirk at that statement, because somewhere buried deep inside, you have those secretly-seeded grand thoughts of ‘I could’ve been a racing driver’. Well, join the club...


2018 Porsche 911 GT3: Manual back but customers still choosing PDK
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2018 Porsche 911 GT3: Manual back but customers still choosing PDK

Last week's 2017 Geneva motor show debut of the updated 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 signalled availability of a manual gearbox to the enthusiast-focussed model for the first time since the 997.2 GT3. Now though, it seems, despite the reintroduction of a manual option, buyers are still favouring Porsche's self-shifting PDK transmission...


2018 Porsche 911 GT3 revealed, on sale in Australia - UPDATE
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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 revealed, on sale in Australia - UPDATE

Update - An earlier version of this article stated the new 911 GT3 had a torque figure of 458Nm, along with top speeds of 317km/h for PDK models and 318km/h for manual versions. This is not the case. See article for details The new 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 has been detailed for this week's Geneva motor show, ahead of its global launch later this year...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...