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VIDEO: New 992 Porsche 911 GT3 Manual vs PDK

First Drives

Manual and PDK 992 GT3 at Anglesey Track in Wales : words I never thought it’d utter! A huge honour to be part of a tiny group of UK car mags and journos to have the chance to drive the UK spec cars for the first time. All credit goes to you viewers of RBR, getting me to where I am today with the Channel!

Today I’ll take you on a deep dive of the GT3, exploring every part of the car thats changed from the previous gen, before exploring the two different specs of the Shark Blue Manual and White PDK that we have here today.

The new GT3 is an impressive thing. Despite a wider body, larger wheels and additional tech, the weight of the 992 GT3 is on a par with the last one: weighing just 1,418 kg with the manual transmission and 1,435 kg with the Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK). The 992 in general must be thanked for this, being slightly bigger, always wider, stiffer aluminium based body, better tech, and to my eyes the best modern design we have had. Our last video on the base 911 car argued how it’s the gem of the lineup, and prior to that I reviewed my own Turbo S, a 650PS monster with more GT flavour than ever!

But unlike turbo, GT isn’t about power, it’s about pure driving pleasure. The horsepower is only 503, torque almost half the Turbo S at 470, and a 0-60 of 3.4 makes it seem slow. But this car has lapped the Nürburgring at 6.59… beating the last 3RS.