After a series of spyshot teasers, the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 is finally revealed. When it first appeared in the first generation of the water-cooled 996, the Porsche 911 GT3 became one of the favorite models and was also present in the 992 Generation.
In the last generation, the 2022 911 GT3 receives a new engine and a series of suspension and bodywork updates to make one of the hardcore variants of the Porsche 911 family become even more ferocious.
Engine and Suspension Improvements
One of the improvements obtained by the 911 GT3 2022 is the engine. The flat-6 engine of the 3.8L from the 991 generation was replaced by the 4.0L version used by the 911 Speedster. This engine produces 502 hp and 469 Nm of torque. The cool thing is that this engine can be driven up to 9,000 rpm. Also equipped with six independent throttle bodies, the pistons were also changed.
The engine is linked to a 7-speed PDK gearbox as standard, with a 6-speed manual option. With the PDK gearbox, the 911 GT3 2022 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 197mph.
The suspension used by the latest generation of the Porsche 911 GT3 is very different from the normal 911. Where the front suspension uses a double wishbone like the 911 RSR race car, not the MacPherson Strut like the Carrera 911 in general.
With the combination of the engine and suspension, the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 can circle the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit up to 20.8 km in 6 minutes 59.927 seconds. For comparison, the previous generation GT3 posted a lap time of 7 minutes 12.7 seconds. While the GT3 RS posted a lap time of 6 minutes 56.4 seconds.
We don’t see the significant exterior differences between the last generation 911 GT3 from its predecessor. However, Porsche claims that the 992 generation of the 911 GT3 comes with various improvements on all sides. Both aerodynamically and chassis, and is inspired by the 911 race car.
From the front, you can see the new Porsche 911 GT3 equipped with an integrated cooling intake. Additionally, the front lip spoiler and diffuser are adjustable as well, as is the front tread, which is 1.9 inches wider than the standard 911 Carrera.
On the rear side, a large gooseneck spoiler is attached to the stern. This model allows the spoiler to have a greater angle without separation of the airways. increasing aerodynamic efficiency and downforce.
Going down to the bottom, the diffuser also gets bigger and deeper than before. As a result, the combination of the two previous components increases downforce by 50% in standard positions and up to 150% in the most aggressive positions.
To reduce the weight of the vehicle, various components such as the hood, the front edge spoiler and the rear spoiler use carbon fiber reinforced plastic material. The use of lightweight glass also reduces the weight of the car.
The 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 uses 20-inch alloy wheels at the front and 21-inch rear wheels. These wheels being 1.6 kg lighter than the previous version of the GT3. As an option, the wheels can be fitted with the same street legal track tires as when the Nurburgring record was set.
The 2022 GT3 911 now has 16-inch disc brakes, about 1-inch larger than the previous GT3 911. Composite ceramic brakes are also available as an option, with the front size of 16.14 inches.
A Closer Look Inside 2022 Porsche 911 GT3
The interior of the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 also receives updates. Such as the driving mode button on the 4-wheel number. In addition, the PDK gear model adopts a more comfortable pattern.
Sports Seats Plus automatic seat comes standard. Porsche offers a carbon fiber bucket seat option with an 18-way arrangement and is approximately 11.79 kg lighter. Porsche added the Chrono package as an option with an analog chronometer in the dash. Also a digital model in the instrument cluster, a feature that helps on track days.
The 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 will go on sale in the United States in the fall. The prices coming out ahead of launch.