The All-New 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Has Been Unveiled
Earlier this year, Porsche released specifications on its latest model, the upcoming 2022 911 GT3. Here at Porsche Englewood, we are excited for this new model, and we know you will be too once you see what it can do. The brand has infused the 911 GT3 with the soul of the track, with a lighter design, refined aerodynamics, and a double-wishbone front axle layout inspired by motorsports. We’ve compiled all the updates in this article about the new 2022 Porsche 911 GT3! Read more to learn all about the new 911 GT3!
Upgraded Track-Inspired Engine
Under the hood of the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 beats the heart of a motorsports legend. A naturally aspirated six-cylinder, 4.0-liter boxer engine powers this model. It also features a seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission standard. However, a six-speed manual transmission is also a custom option for consumers who prefer a more engaging driving experience. First engineered for the 2019 911 Speedster, the engine has seen some significant upgrades in the form of brand-new pistons and a dry-sump lubrication system for an efficient and steady oil supply. The new GT3 provides remarkable speed, with a top track speed of 197 mph and a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in just 3.2 seconds with the standard seven-speed PDK transmission.
A Chassis Made For Performance & Safety
The 2022 911 GT3 uses lightweight materials throughout the entire body, more so than any other previous 911 GT3 model. Even with a front track that is 1.9 inches wider, this model weighs virtually the same as its predecessor due to the carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) that comprises the rear wing, the hood, and the fixed spoiler underneath the rear wing. The handling has seen a significant upgrade thanks to the double-wishbone front axle. Initially developed for the 911 RSR and 911 GT3 Cup Cars and then adapted for road use, the new front axle makes steering more direct and precise. It also dramatically improves cornering stability.
Aerodynamic performance has seen some of the most extensive upgrades in the new GT3. New side skirts optimize airflow around the wheels, while the rear wing increases downforce by up to 50 percent in its default position. When in the performance position, the rear wing can increase aerodynamic downforce by up 150 percent. Because of these changes to performance, the new 911 GT3 managed to lap the 12.944-mile configuration of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, one of the world’s most challenging tracks, in 6:59.927 minutes. That time is more than 17 seconds faster than its predecessor.
The standard braking system has also seen significant improvements. The front axle now boasts cast-iron brake discs measuring 408 mm in diameter, an increase of 28-mm over the previous generation of 911 GT3 models. Though the brake discs are similar to those introduced on the 911 Turbo models, a narrower friction ring makes the discs on the new 911 GT3 approximately 17 percent lighter. As another option for your brakes, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) feature discs with special cooling channels and newly-developed, highly efficient ventilation, which provide increased ability to deal with very high heat levels. These features prevent the discs from overheating under stress.
The New 911 GT3’s Interior
The upgrades certainly don’t stop at the outside of the new 911 GT3. From lighter seats to a GT3 Multifunction Sport steering wheel to new displays that keep relevant information about your vehicle’s status in plain view, the interior boasts features designed to maximize performance. The steering wheel features a drive mode switch, which allows the driver to change pre-configured drive settings simply by turning a dial.
One of the most significant changes from models of the previous years is the gear selection lever. The PDK selection lever was specifically designed for the GT3 and is based on an adapted version of the manual transmission gearshift lever. This design allows for manual upshifts and downshifts without using the paddles, granting a more traditional shifting mechanism.
Get the 911 GT3 at Porsche Englewood
Porsche Englewood can help get you in to a new Porsche 911 model! But don’t hesitate, because these models move quickly! If you want to learn more about the Porsche 911, you can browse our 911 inventory online, and contact us if you have any questions. We also have a selection of pre-owned Porsche 911 models to choose from. We invite you to visit us at our convenient location of 105 Grand Avenue in Englewood, NJ, or call us at (201) 227-6500 to see what we have in stock. Our Porsche Englewood Team looks forward to helping you discover your dream Porsche!