Road Tests Real world tests of 911 Turbo S Coupé vs GT3

Top speed

1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupé

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Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupé

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
More torque 457 ft-lb @ 1,950 RPM vs 318 ft-lb @ 6,250 RPM Around 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster to 60mph 3 s vs 3.6 s More than 15% faster to 60mph
More powerful engine 530 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 429 HP @ 7,600 RPM Around 25% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 11.3 s vs 11.8 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Side view of Porsche 911 GT3

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Porsche 911 GT3 (997 Mk2)

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Way higher redline 8,500 RPM vs 7,000 RPM More than 20% more revs
Lighter curb weight 3,027 lb vs 3,462 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 Turbo S Coupé  vs
GT3 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 191,250 112,200
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2009

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.53 lb/hp 7.06 lb/hp
Maximum hp 530 HP @ 6,000 RPM 429 HP @ 7,600 RPM
Maximum torque 457 ft-lb @ 1,950 RPM 318 ft-lb @ 6,250 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 8,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 I6
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 4 in / 3.1 in 4 in / 3 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

911 Turbo S Coupé  vs
GT3 
Top speed 193 mph 195 mph
1/4 mile 11.3 s 11.8 s
0-60mph 3 s 3.6 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:38.0 7:40.0

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD w/PSM, PTM RWD w/PSM
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.91:1
2: 2.29:1
3: 1.58:1
4: 1.18:1
5: 0.94:1
6: 0.79:1
7: 0.62:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 14.96 in Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc 13.78 in Disc
Front wheels 483/? 216 483/? 216
Rear wheels 483/? 279 483/? 305

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,462 lb 3,027 lb
Width 72.9 in 2.8 in
Height 51.2 in 2 in
Length 175.2 in 6.9 in
Wheelbase 92.5 in 3.6 in
Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupé
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Porsche 911 GT3 (997 Mk2)
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