2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Returns with a Manual and 500HP

The 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 gets what all the enthusiasts wanted – a 6-speed manual transmission.  The newest GT3 also gets a 500 horsepower 4.0 liter flat six, rear wheel drive, and new standard features.  It is the best ever GT3 yet?  Yes!

The 911 GT3 returns to giving customers the option of a manual or PDK dual-clutch transmission.  Porsche charges the same for either transmission choice.  Unlike a normal 911 or 911 S, the manual transmission only features 6 gears.

The engine in the 911 GT3 is derived from the GT3 Cup race car.  It features 4.0 liters, a 9,000 rpm redline, and total power output of 500 horsepower/366 lb-ft of torque.  The GT3 also gets dynamic engine mounts and rear wheel steering as standard equipment.  A set of unique 20-inch GT3 specific wheels set off the car perfectly.

A set of unique 20-inch GT3 specific wheels set off the car perfectly.  The brakes are also upgraded with six-piston aluminum front brakes calipers and four-piston rears.

The PDK equipped GT3 hits 0-60 in just 3.2 seconds and hits a top speed of 197mph.  The six-speed manual hits 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and gets to a top speed of 198 mph.

The 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 is due to hit showrooms soon.  The base price is $143,600 and with options can easily hit $175,000.