A few months ago Porsche debuted the 992 series GT3 (you can read our original story and find SA pricing at this link). Now the German automaker has expanded the line-up with the introduction of a Porsche 911 GT3 Touring. The most notable difference between the ‘regular’ variant and the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring is the omission of the fixed rear wing.

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Removal of the wing gives the car a more undercover appearance which will appeal to those who want the performance offered by the GT3, but prefer not to shout about it at the local golf club. Downforce at the rear is provided by an automatically extending rear spoiler and a functional rear diffuser. There is a discreet “GT3 Touring” badge on the tail. Other notable differences are the silver-coloured trim strips made of high-gloss anodised aluminium on the side windows and the front end is painted in the same shade as the rest of the exterior. The front lights are also dark-tinted. 

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The interior offers a few changes as well, such as the black leather interior that is available exclusively for the GT3 Touring. Dark hides are used on the steering wheel rim, gear/selector lever, cover of the centre console, armrests in the door panels and the door handles. The seat centre panels are covered with black fabric.

Unchanged power unit

Under the engine cover is the same high-revving flat-six. Peak power in the seventh generation GT3 has been ramped up to 375 kW and 470 N.m of torque. Maximum engine speed of the naturally aspirated 4,0-litre motor is 9 000 r/min. Notably the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring has the same double wishbone front suspension as the first derivative GT3  derivative as well as rear-wheel steering. The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring is fitted as standard with a six-speed gearbox. Those who prefer can order the car with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission at no extra cost. It’s claimed 0-100 km/h sprint time is 3,4 seconds.