Porsche Malaysia (Sime Darby Auto Performance) has unveiled three Porsche 911 GT3 variants in special colors, as well as an abundance of interior offerings, for the domestic market. These three GTs come in special colors: Meissen Blue, Signal Green and Riviera Blue.
In addition, the 911 GT3 come with a mixture of high-quality materials, such as a leather interior package featuring extended Alcantara detailing. For a unique and sportier appearance, the instrument dials, seat belts and Sport Chrono stop watch are coloured and detailed in Guards Red. The illuminated carbon door sill guards and body-colored air vents further add exclusivity to the interior.
The color and interior theme is a product of the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, a department within Porsche specialising in bespoke modifications for their owners. The owners of these Porsche 911 GT3 cars will be among the exclusive few who have a Porsche that is uniquely their own.
Porsche 911 GT3: Introduction not needed
The new 911 GT3 was introduced in Malaysia towards the tail end of 2017 to much fanfare. It has since found a number of enthusiast owners who not only drive it on the road regularly, but also drive it on specially organised track days that allow them to exploit its full potential. The racetrack is where the new 911 GT3 really comes into its own thanks to its weight-to-power ratio of 3.88 kg/kW (2.86 kg/hp). With seven-speed double-clutch transmission (PDK) as standard, which has been specifically tuned for use in the GT, the two-seater weighs in at 1,430 kg with a full fuel tank and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. Its boasts a top speed of 318 km/h. For proponents of pure unadulterated driving, Porsche also offers the 911 GT3 with a six-speed sports manual gearbox. This allows the high-performance 911 to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 320 km/h.
The Porsche 911 GT3 delivers motorsport-like performance, a systematic lightweight construction and an unfiltered driving experience. At the heart of the 911 GT3 beats a four-litre flat engine. The extremely high-revving naturally aspirated engine with 368 kW (500 hp) remains virtually unchanged from the thoroughbred 911 GT3 Cup racing car. The redesigned chassis with rear-axle steering and the systematic lightweight construction are specifically tuned to convert the engine power into superior driving dynamics.
The chassis of the new 911 GT3 benefits from Porsche’s motor racing experience and its tuning has been reworked for even better driving dynamics. The 911 GT3 sits around 25 mm lower than the 911 Carrera S. In addition to the further refined basic design, the chassis also boasts superior handling characteristics, thanks in large part to the active rear-axle steering. Depending on the speed, it steers either in the opposite or the same direction as the front wheels, thereby improving the vehicle’s agility and stability. The dynamic engine mounts and the rear differential lock also boost the car’s driving dynamics.
Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur
The Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur customization program gives customers a chance to have a Porsche that reflects their personality, one that is truly only their own.
Every Porsche has always been customizable according to an owner’s choice, but Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur is now a standalone department responsible for all customisation work conducted by Porsche, and even the building of specialized cars. This in-house workshop specializes in bespoke Porsche modifications. The range of services available also includes advising customers, developing special equipment options for each model range and producing limited production runs. Besides allowing owners the chance to fully customize any Porsche to make it unique to themselves, the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur department prides itself on three important elements – craftsmanship, commitment and the use of only the finest materials.
If a color is not available in Porsche’s database, the color will be replicated to its exact detail. The interior too can be customized according to a customer’s preference.
Get up close with the new 911 GT3 at Bangsar Shopping Center from 29 March to 1 April.