2021 (992) Porsche 911 GT3 available for pre-order in Malaysia; 510 PS, 6:59 Nurburgring lap time

Shaun · Feb 17, 2021 01:00 PM

2021 (992) Porsche 911 GT3 available for pre-order in Malaysia; 510 PS, 6:59 Nurburgring lap time 01

This is the 2021 (992) Porsche 911 GT3 and it's available for pre-order in Malaysia. It’s made with the same recipe as before, with a stratospheric 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat-six engine and various aerodynamic trickery to make you go faster.

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How fast are we talking about?

If you get into the PDK (dual-clutch transmission) version, it can do 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and charge forwards all the way to 318 km/h. As for the manual version, it would depend on how fast you can shift, but Porsche claims a 0-100 km/h time of 3.9 seconds while top speed is slightly higher than the PDK at 320 km/h.

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2021 (992) Porsche 911 GT3 available for pre-order in Malaysia; 510 PS, 6:59 Nurburgring lap time 01

And that’s only its straight-line speed. During final testing, it lapped the Nurburgring-Nordschleife over 17 seconds quicker than its predecessor running on the optionally available Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres. Development driver Lars Kern took 6:59.927 minutes for a full 20.8-kilometre lap

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The shorter 20.6-kilometre track, which had previously served as a benchmark, was completed by the 911 (992 generation) GT3 in 6:55.2 minutes. For reference, the previous generation (991.2) 911 GT3 RS did it in 6:56.04 minutes.

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What makes it so fast?

For starters, the 4.0-litre engine now makes 10 PS more, at 510 PS with 470 Nm of torque. It still howls to 9,000 rpm. Have a listen here.

The 992 generation Porsche 911 GT3 now gets motorsport-derived double wishbone suspension up front, replacing the previous MacPherson struts.

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As with every new iteration of Porsche GT car, aerodynamics takes a step forward. Porsche claims the new 911 GT3 generates significantly more downforce (by 50% in factory settings) without noticeably affecting the drag coefficient compared to its predecessor.

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The rear spoiler can be manually adjusted and at its maximum attack mode, it makes 150% more downforce than before. Brakes are 6-piston calipers with 408 mm aluminium rotors up front and 4-piston calipers with 380 mm rotors at the rear. Carbon ceramic brakes are optional.

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What's new inside?

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A new feature is the track screen: at the touch of a button, it reduces the digital displays to the left and right of the central rev counter - which reaches up to 10,000 rpm - to information such as tyre pressure, oil pressure and temperature, etc. All of which are essential when driving on a track.

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Unlike “regular” 911 variants, the PDK version has a proper gear shifter that you can knock it manual, pushing forwards or pulling backwards to shift, should the mood take you away from paddle shifters.

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I’m interested, how do I get my hands on one?

The new 911 GT3 is now available for pre-order at Porsche Centres nationwide at Ara Damansara, Sungai Besi, Penang, and Johor Bahru. You may register your interest at the respective websites via the links below:

Porsche Centre Ara Damansara
Porsche Centre Sungai Besi
Porsche Centre Penang
Porsche Centre Johor Bahru

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Shaun

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The quest for automotive knowledge began as soon as the earliest memories. Various sources information, even questionable ones, have been explored including video games, television, magazines, or even internet forums. Still stuck in that rabbit hole.

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