The new Porsche 911 GT3 surely was one of the stars at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, and here it is again in this nice official video released by the German carmaker. In the comparison with its predecessor, the 2014 911 GT3 benefits from a new engine, transmission, body and chassis and features the first active rear-wheel steering in a production Porsche.
The powertrain of the new 911 GT3 is composed of a 3.8-liter six-cylinder boxer engine yielding 475 hp and a specially developed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK) which drives the rear wheels. This unit is based on the same engine as the 911 Carrera S, although they share only a few common parts: all other components, particularly the crankshaft and valve gear, were specially adapted or designed for the GT3. Contact with the road is made by a set of new 20-inch forged alloy wheels with center-locking hubs in place of conventional wheel bolts.
Another distinctive feature is the large fixed rear wing, which contributes to the exemplary aerodynamics of the model. By combining low air resistance with even more power, the 2014 911 GT3 accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.5 seconds, and on the track 200 km/h mark (124 mph) is reached in less than 11 seconds, hitting a top speed of 315 km/h (196 mph). The frame is a hybrid steel and aluminum construction. The new Porsche 911 GT3 will go on sale in Germany this coming August at a price of 137,303 Euros.