Porsche 911 GT America 

  • $130k built in Germany
  • 2014
  • 475 HP 3.8L
PDK may be the industry’s best automatic, and it’s perfectly suited to the racetrack, yet no 911 is more deserving of a ­manual transmission than a GT3.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2013)
Clearly Porsche has decided that performance trumps purity when it comes to its highest-performance naturally aspirated 911.
by MotorTrend

Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 911 GT America

0-60mph

911 GT America 911 GT3
3.91 s
918 Spyder
2.8 s
Corvette Z06
3.6 s

1/4 mile

911 GT America 911 GT3
12.05 s
911 Turbo S S
11.5 s

Data points Key details of the Porsche 911 GT America

Price

911 GT America 911 GT3
$130k
918 Spyder
$1.006M

Horsepower

911 GT America 911 GT3
475 HP
918 Spyder
887 HP
911 Turbo S S
530 HP

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What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Powertrain

The available seven-speed double-clutch automatic transmission is even quicker to 60 mph, taking just 4.3 seconds — or 4.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
It is here that we get to Houdini, and the six-speed manual transmission he took with him when he disappeared.
by AutoBlog (Aug, 2013)
What isn't tiresome about Sport Plus is the rev-matching feature for the seven-speed — yes, seven-speed — manual transmission.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)

Performance

The gas pedal is responsive enough in normal mode and more immediate in Sport, so it isn't hard to match revs on your own, but it is hard to beat the automated system's consistency, shift after shift.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
Chiefly, redline comes 600 rpm later than in the old GT3, now at 9000 rpm, and power is up 40 horsepower to a peak of 475 at 8250 rpm.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2013)
Porsche says it'll do zero to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, and it's probably quicker than that.
by MotorTrend

Transmission

Whether you get the manual or dual-clutch gearbox, the transmissions' seven speeds contribute to respectable gas mileage for a sports car.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
The GT3 can barely lay claim to being the lightest 911 despite the carbon-ceramic brakes and the omitted rear seats that help knock off 68 pounds versus an automatic Carrera S. PDK adds mass, and we’ve weighed a manual-transmission 911 that was only two pounds heavier than our test car.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2013)
I'll happily grant that, on a car like the 911 Carrera, there is a need for a manual shifting option so that you may truly enjoy all the car has to offer on a good road.
by MotorTrend

Handling

Cornering is excellent, beginning with the steering.
by AutoBlog (Aug, 2013)
It's been filtered out to a large degree, and the steering is quite a bit lighter than you might expect, though our test car had the optional Power Steering Plus, which provides more steering assistance when traveling below 31 mph.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
You can still shift gears yourself, of course, using the smaller than usual metal paddles behind the steering wheel, which have a nice weight and a clicky mechanical action.
by Car and Driver (Jul, 2013)

Engine

This is an affliction to which even Porsche is not immune, however—witness the new twin-turbo V-6 that supplanted a naturally aspirated V-8 in many 2014 Panameras.
by Car and Driver (Jul, 2013)
Naturally aspirated engines like this one are among the last great analog driving experiences, and enjoying this car requires a committed and focused driver.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2013)
Luckily, Porsche has given you the perfect fuel for your “I hate it because I love it but can’t have it” engine.
by MotorTrend

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Price $130,400
Type of car Race car
Year 2014
City mileage 15 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.64 lb/hp
Maximum hp 475 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 325 ft-lb @ 6,250 RPM
Engine placement Rear
Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.4 feet
Steering system Unknown

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc
Cylinders Flat 6
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 12.9:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.05 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,153 lb
Width 71.2 in
Height 50 in
Length 178.9 in
Front track width 61 in
Wheelbase 96.7 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes

road tests

1/4 mile 12.05 s
0-60mph 3.91 s
Lateral acceleration 0.91 g

design

Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Axle ratio 3.44:1
Paddle shifters N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 245/35 20
Wheel material Alloy
Rear wheels 508/? 279
Wheel material Alloy
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