The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 hasn’t yet debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, but images and details have already been released ahead of the big event. This is the 5th generation of the iconic car and it comes with a new 3.8L flat-six engine that is an improved version of what you will find in the Porsche Carrera S.
There are lots of engine component upgrades including titanium connecting rods and forged pistons. This all helps bump the power from 400hp all the way up to an impressive 475hp.
The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 won’t be available in a manual transmission but will instead feature an updated version of Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch transmission. This seven-speed paddle-shift unit promises faster shifts and the ability to shift to neutral with the press of both paddles.
Exterior styling is true to the vehicle’s roots with a huge fixed rear wing and a curvy body. It looks just the way you want a Porsche to look with big 20″ wheels that add to its low, wide, road-hugging stance. It exudes agressive power.
The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 will also have a new active rear wheel steering system which is a first for a production Porsche. This system will move the back wheels in the same direction or in the opposite direction of the front wheels in an effort to improve overall agility and stability.
It’s no slouch off the line either, boasting a 0-60 time of just 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 195mph. This means the car can lap the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 7min 30sec which is 3.0 seconds faster than the previous GT3 RS.
You’ll see the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 appearing in U.S. dealerships later this year with a starting price of $131,350.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. When not drooling over cars, Nicole writes for Wired’s GeekMom.