Road Tests Real world tests of 911 Turbo S vs GT3

0-60mph

Top speed

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Porsche 911 Turbo S

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 Turbo S S

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More torque 516 ft-lb @ 2,100 RPM vs 318 ft-lb @ 6,250 RPM More than 60% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 530 HP @ 6,250 RPM vs 429 HP @ 7,600 RPM Around 25% stronger engine
Side view of Porsche 911 GT3

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Porsche 911 GT3 (997 Mk2)

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Lighter curb weight 3,027 lb vs 3,494 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 Turbo S  vs
GT3 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 160,700 112,200
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2009
City mileage 17 MPG 14 MPG
Highway mileage 25 MPG 21 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4 RWD w/PSM
Shift system Automatic Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 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 14.96 in Ventilated Disc 14.96 in Disc
Rear brakes 13.78 in Ventilated Disc 13.78 in Disc
Front wheels 235/35 19 483/? 216

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,494 lb 3,027 lb
Width 72.9 in 2.8 in
Height 51.2 in 2 in
Length 176.3 in 6.9 in
Front track width 58.7 in 2.3 in
Wheelbase 92.5 in 3.6 in

road tests

911 Turbo S  vs
GT3 
Top speed 195 mph 195 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 11.8 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 3.6 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.59 lb/hp 7.06 lb/hp
Maximum hp 530 HP @ 6,250 RPM 429 HP @ 7,600 RPM
Maximum torque 516 ft-lb @ 2,100 RPM 318 ft-lb @ 6,250 RPM
Engine placement Rear Rear
Steering system Unknown Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 I6
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.8:1 12:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.05 in 4 in / 3 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Porsche 911 Turbo S S
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Porsche 911 GT3 (997 Mk2)
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