Porsche GT3 Touring and 70 Years Australia Edition
- Wingless GT3 returns in 992
- Same technical specifications as standard GT3 with PDK available for the first time
- A new Australian-only variant marks Porsche’s 70th anniversary locally
The Porsche GT3 lineup has grown again with the return of the popular GT3 Touring package, released today for the 992 generation of the 911.
Based on the track-oriented 911 GT3, the Touring package comes standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, with the seven-speed PDK being available for the first time at no additional cost.
Retaining the same 4.0-liter flat-six engine as the GT3, the Touring sends 375 kW and 470 Nm to the rear wheels, achieving a 0-100 km / h sprint in 3.4 seconds thanks to its curb weight. of just over 1400 kg.
The new 992 GT3 Touring
Visually, the Touring is almost identical to the normal GT3 except for the lack of a rear spoiler, a tradition that began when the package was first offered in the 991 GT3.
The optional silver and black accents on the Touring’s body also subtly set it apart from the GT3, although the interior shows the biggest difference with the black leather covering the steering wheel, gearshift, center console and grips. door.
Porsche allows customers to add other optional features for the GT3 on the Touring, including different variations of exterior and wheel colors, upgraded audio systems and the Chrono Pack, which adds an analog and digital stopwatch for track work. .
The 992 GT3 70 years Porsche Australia Edition
With the worldwide release of the GT3 Touring, Porsche Australia has announced that we will also be receiving a special edition version, dubbed the 911 GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition.
Doing as it says on the box, the Australia Edition is built to commemorate 70 years since the delivery of the first Porsches Down Under – a pair of 356s, imported by Norman Hamilton in 1951.
The Australia Edition will be painted in a bespoke “Fish Silver Gray Metallic” finish, a tribute to the Fish Silver Gray paint in which one of the two 356s was delivered.
In addition to the unique paintwork, the Australia Edition brings other special touches to separate it from the GT3 Touring it is based on, including:
- Wheels painted in darksilver with rim edges painted in fish silver gray metallic
- Badge on the B-pillars with Australian flag and inscription “70 Years Porsche Australia Edition” in silver
- Full bucket seats in graphite blue leather with seat inserts in graphite blue and pencil Madraskaro checkered fabric
- Dashboard trim painted in fish-silver metallic gray with “GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition” lettering in black
- Center console trim painted in Fish Silver Metallic Silver
- Storage compartment lid with embossed ’70’ logo
- Gear change model on gear lever in pencil
- Black brushed aluminum door sill guards with “GT3” (illuminated) and “70 Years Porsche Australia Edition” lettering
- GT3 multifunction sports steering wheel with pencil 12 o’clock marker
- Vehicle keys painted in fish silver metallic metallic
- Black and graphite blue leather key case with pencil stitching
- Interior car cover in graphite blue with piping in pencil and lettering “GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition” on the sides in pencil as well as the logo “Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur” on the front in pencil
The 992 GT3 70 years Porsche Australia Edition
In addition to the range of visual differences from the GT3 Touring, the Australia Edition also offers a variety of extras which are generally an option on the rest of the GT3 lineup, such as:
- Chrono pack including preparation for the trigger on the lap
- Light design package with additional ambient lighting
- Exterior of the Touring package painted black (exhaust trims and side window sills), with “Porsche” logo on the rear painted in light silver
- Tinted LED main headlights with Porsche Dynamic Lighting System (PDLS)
- Gloss black painted brake calipers
- Rims painted in satin darksilver
- Lightweight full bucket seats with embossed Porsche crest on the headrests
- Headlining and sun visor in Race-Tex
- Exclusive Manufaktur leather interior in a two-tone combination graphite blue and black
- Speaker trim painted in interior color
- Leather cup holder trims
- Exclusive Manufaktur leather interior extended package
- Storage package
- Interior package with decorative pencil stitching
- BOSE surround sound system
Porsche Cars Australia CEO Sam Curtis said the special edition vehicle reflects the brand’s long relationship with its Australian customers.
“Exclusivity and personalization have been synonymous with Porsche for decades,” said Curtis.
“It is fitting that this special edition has some exclusive elements that hark back to one of the first two Porsche sports cars brought to Australia by Norman Hamilton 70 years ago.
“The 911 GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition will be another special Porsche sports car that I am sure will thrill fans of the brand for many years to come.”
The GT3 Touring lands in Australia with a recommended retail price of $ 369,700, while the Australia Edition will cost potential buyers $ 494,400, an increase of almost $ 125,000.
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