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The Porsche 911 started its run back in 1963 – and oh what a run it is -, but it wasn’t until 1999 that a GT3 version was offered up for our ravenous consumption. It came to complete the series of performance vehicles that started back in 1973 with the 911 RS, a model that was capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and to 100 mph in 13 seconds.

Why the short history lesson? Well, the new generation GT3 has just made its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and would be nice to make a comparison between the things that were and the things to come.

The new GT3 is lighter and more powerful than the model it replaces, and it brings innovative features like the first active rear wheel steering in a production Porsche. There is a bad news too unfortunately: the new GT3 will only be offered with a PDK transmission – at least for now!

 

2014 Porsche 911 GT3

Base Price: $131,350
Powertrain
Engine: 3.8-liter DOHC 24-valve flat-six
Horsepower: 475 @ 8,250 rpm
Torque: 324 lb-ft @ 6,250 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Drive: Rear-wheel
Measurements
L x W x H: 178.9 x 72.9 x 50.0 in
Curb weight: 3,153 lb

 

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