The 2022 Porsche GT3 Remains a Sports Car for Purists
Porsche has just released the full details of the 2022 911 GT3 and we couldn’t be more excited. This morning, Porsche had a live stream to unveil the latest iteration of the 911 GT3 here are the details from the event.
The new GT3 does have some newly added features but will mostly remain the same. This is great news for Porsche fans as there was never anything wrong with the GT3 in the first place. It has always had a high-revving naturally aspirated flat-six, track-oriented suspension, and the absence of unnecessary items found in a typical sports car.
Porsche’s fourth iteration of the GT3 shows the attention to the precision that has fueled the GT family since day one. The 2022 911 GT3 will receive a new front suspension setup consisting of unequal-length control arms instead of conventional struts. The GT3’s suspension setup was influenced by the 2013 911 RSR race car. This setup provides better tire contact through turns and when the suspension compresses and rebounds. Porsche’s new adaptive dampers are capable of adjusting every 10 milliseconds, which means the spring rates have doubled without affecting the ride quality of the GT3.
The new GT3 will also come sporting some aggressive aerodynamics capable of 150 percent more downforce than the previous model. Both front and rear aero are fully adjustable and are able to be adjusted to one of four positions, manually. The aerodynamics of the new GT3 was able to secure a sub-7-minute lap time on the Nurburgring.
Porsche has continued the use of a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter 9A1 flat-six in the 2022 GT3. Porsche also mentioned they did not have to put the GT3 through any “sound engineering” as the engine’s sound was already perfect. Thanks to the independent throttle bodies and a 9,000-rpm rev-limiter, the GT3 will have a snappy 502 horsepower at 8400 rpm and 346 lb-ft of torque.
Porsche has also continued the use of the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic PDK transmission from the previous GT3 model, which saves about 40 pounds in comparison to the eight-speed transmission from other 992-generation models. It will have an updated gear selector along with shift paddles. But if you’d like a more hands-on approach, Porsche will offer the new GT3 with a six-speed manual transmission. Porsche announced zero to 60 times of just 3.2-seconds with its PDK transmission and 3.7-seconds with the manual transmission. It has a top speed of 197 mph (317km/h) with the PDK and 199 mph (320km/h) with the manual transmission.
The final price has not been released, but it’s safe to say that the 2022 GT3 will have a price tag higher than the previous GT3 ($145,650) and even more so if you plan on upgrading from cast iron rotors to carbon-ceramic or from Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires to the Pilot Sport Cup 2R’s. Deliveries are set to take place in the fall of this year.