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Videos: Two videos go in-depth with new Porsche 992 GT3 and its creator

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Article by Damon Lowney
Photo courtesy Porsche

Just before Thanksgiving day, Porsche released images and information about the new 911 GT3, perhaps one of the most anticipated new Porsche 911s to use the still-fresh 992 platform. Fortunately for us, Top Gear’s Chris Harris and Carfection’s Henry Catchpole have both spoken with GT-car chief Andreas Preuninger and published in-depth videos about the new car.

Both Harris and Catchpole have also ridden shotgun in the 992 GT3, though there’s scarcely any footage of that in these videos. Instead, viewers are treated to the 992 surrounded by every single Porsche GT car since the 996.2 GT3, the only 996 GT3 that made it stateside. Of course, that means there’s a lot of discussion about all the cars in the warehouse, but we’re fine with that and to hear the man who created them talk about them at length.

But on to the new GT3. Here are a few facts that we know (with more to come soon with an official press release). It’ll have a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat six that makes a hair over 500 horsepower, using a lot of tech from the 992 Speedster, including the individual throttle bodies that made it onto the European version of that car. It will rev to 9,000 rpm. It weighs almost exactly the same as the 991.2 GT3 that came before it thanks to light-weighting. It will be offered with both a six-speed manual transmission and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic (PDK). The biggest change from any roadgoing 911 is the switch from front struts to double-wishbone suspension, pulled straight from racing 911s (the 992’s rear multilink remains). It has better aero, notably a rear wing with top-mounting points.

With that out of the way, be sure you have about 40 minutes to watch Harris’s video, and 20 minutes to watch Catchpole’s.

Top Gear with Chris Harris:

Carfection with Henry Catchpole:

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