Road Tests Real world tests of 911 GT3 vs Carrera GTS

0-60mph

Top speed

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche 911 GT3

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Porsche 911 GT3 (997 Mk2)

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Faster top speed 195 mph vs 188 mph 7 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Slightly faster in the quarter mile 11.8 s vs 12.2 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Slightly faster to 100mph 8.2 s vs 9.4 s Around 15% faster to 100mph
Higher redline 8,500 RPM vs 7,500 RPM Around 15% more revs
Lighter curb weight 3,027 lb vs 3,399 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.06 lb/hp vs 8.46 lb/hp More than 15% better power-to-weight ratio
Great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track 1:10.40 vs 1:12.90 Around 5% great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track
Faster to 200kph 12.3 s vs 14.8 s More than 15% faster to 200kph
Front view of Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the 911 Carrera GTS vs the 911 GT3 (997 Mk2).

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 GT3  vs
Carrera GTS 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 112,200 109,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2009 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.06 lb/hp 8.46 lb/hp
Maximum hp 429 HP @ 7,600 RPM 402 HP @ 7,300 RPM
Maximum torque 318 ft-lb @ 6,250 RPM 311 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM 7,500 RPM
Engine placement Rear Rear
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders I6 Flat 6
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 4 in / 3 in 4.02 in / 3.05 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

911 GT3  vs
Carrera GTS 
Top speed 195 mph 188 mph
1/4 mile 11.8 s 12.2 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 3.9 s
0-100mph 8.2 s 9.4 s
0-200kph 12.3 s 14.8 s
Hockenheim short lap time 1:10.40 1:12.90

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/PSM RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.82:1
2: 2.26:1
3: 1.64:1
4: 1.29:1
5: 1.06:1
6: 0.92:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 14.96 in Disc 12.99 in Disc
Rear brakes 13.78 in Disc 12.99 in Disc
Front wheels 483/? 216 483/? 19
Rear wheels 483/? 305 483/? 19

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,027 lb 3,399 lb
Width 2.8 in 72.9 in
Height 2 in 51.2 in
Length 6.9 in 174.6 in
Front track width 2.3 in 58.6 in
Wheelbase 3.6 in 92.5 in
Porsche 911 GT3 (997 Mk2)
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