The Manual is Back in the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3
In 2016, Porsche only offered the 911 GT3 with the PDK automatic seven-speed gearbox. The purists were not impressed, and Porsche listened. For 2018, the Manhattan Porsche 911 GT3 will have a six-speed manual gearbox as a no-cost option. This gearbox was taken from the venerable 911R and features shorter ratios for better acceleration in each gear, and shorter throws to optimize the feel.
Oh, but it gets better. The manual gearbox preferred by many will be connected to Porsche’s 4.0 liter naturally aspirated flat-six used in the 911 GT3R and 911 RSR. This beast develops 500 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque, with a 9000 RPM redline.
The six-speed manual gives the owner 0-60 times of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph. Those preferring the PDK transmission will see 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and top speed of 197 mph. There is a slight weight penalty for using the PDK, but the car is very light and both trims weigh very little above 3100 pounds.
Other features expected with the 2018 911 GT3 include rear-axle steering that turns the rear wheels in or out of phase with the front depending on the vehicle’s speed, a new front spoiler, new rear diffuser, a carbon-fiber wing, locking rear differential, and dynamic engine mounts. Inside, you can have carbon-backed bucket seats or opt for conventional sport seating, and the latest generation of infotainment systems with Apple Car Play. The infotainment system will also connect to Porsche’s Track Precision App, allowing owners to download and analyze their track performance on their mobile device.
The exciting 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with a manual transmission can be yours by coming to Manhattan Motorcars and ordering one. The purists have spoken, and manual it is for 2018! Reach out to our luxury, high-end dealership today to discuss the 911 GT3 and the Manhattan financing options we have available for you.