Porsche unveils new 911 GT3 Touring
The wraps are off the next generation of Weissach’s discreet performance flagship
Porsche is making a powerful understatement with the long-awaited reveal of the new 911 GT3 with Touring package. The seventh generation of this coveted GT car can now be ordered with the more subtle and luxurious equipment package and for the first time comes with either six-speed manual or seven-speed PDK dual- transmission.
As with the widely praised previous 991 generation GT3 Touring, the most conspicuous difference from the original GT3 is the omission of the large fixed rear wing, replaced by an automatically extending rear spoiler. The regular car’s black trim strips are again swapped out for silver, while the front end is fully painted in the car’s principle exterior colour.
The cabin, meanwhile, enjoys extended black leather and trim panels with special surface embossing. The steering wheel, gear stick, centre console, armrests and door handles are all finished in black leather while the seat centres are covered with black fabric. The door entry guards and trim elements on the dashboard and centre console are made of brushed black aluminium and the car’s head rests bear the embossed Porsche Crest.
Porsche is offering almost all the optional equipment for the 911 GT3 in combination with the Touring package. This includes every exterior and wheel colour, LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System and Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus, various assist systems, PCCB ceramic braking system, front axle lift, all seat variants, the Chrono package and all optional audio systems.
Customers of the 911 GT3 with Touring package will also be offered a unique chronograph timepiece made by Porsche Design. It’s visible self-winding rotor evokes the car’s wheel design and is available in six different versions corresponding to configuration. The Agate Grey Metallic bezel is based on the car’s paint finish, while the luminous yellow chronograph hands match its rev counter. The strap is made from Porsche upholstery leather with ‘GT3’ embossing and decorative stitching.
911 GT3 Touring: fuel consumption combined: 13.3 – 12.4 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 304 – 283 g/km