The 911 GT3 is easy to tell apart from the standard car, primarily thanks to the aerodynamic additions. At the rear, you'll find the fixed-wing with a swan-neck mounting. Beneath that is another rear spoiler integrated into the body. The front has a new apron with additional air openings and a lightweight hood made from carbon fiber. The GT3 comes standard with LED headlights and model-specific forged central locking staggered alloy wheels. It has 20-inch wheels at the front and 21 inches at the rear. The center wheel caps also come with a GT3 logo if you couldn't identify it using all the other visual clues. At the back, there are two central exhaust tailpipes with a black finish. For a more subtle appearance, there's the GT3 Touring which omits the large rear wing, while its tailpipes have a silver finish.
To fully understand the difference between a standard 911 and a GT3, you first need to look at their basic dimensions. Our favorite model from the standard range (Carrera S) is 177.9 inches long, 79.7 inches wide including the mirrors, and 51.1 inches tall. The GT3 is 180 inches long, 79.8 inches wide, and a mere 50.4 inches tall. Even the wheelbase is 0.2 inches longer at 96.7 inches. The GT3 is longer, wider, and lower than the standard car, which means it has a longer and wider footprint. That's exactly what you want for improved handling.
The main difference between the standard car and the GT3 has always been weight. A Carrera S weighs 3,298 pounds with a six-speed manual and 3,382 lbs with the dual-clutch PDK transmission. The GT3 weighs 3,126 lbs with a six-speed manual and 3,164 lbs with the PDK transmission. That's a 172 lbs difference between the manual cars and a more significant 218 lbs drop in weight between the PDK models.
|Porsche 911 GT3 Trims||GT3||GT3 Touring|
|Max Width||72.9 in.||72.9 in.|
|Length||180 in.||180 in.|
|Height||50.4 in.||50.4 in.|
|Wheelbase||96.7 in.||96.7 in.|
|Porsche 911 GT3 Trims||Curb Weight|
|GT3 Touring||3,126 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||20" x 9.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||21" x 12"|
The GT3 has always been available in a wide variety of colors, ranging from boring to wildly extravagant. No-cost options as part of the standard color palette include White, Black, Guards Red, and Racing Yellow. The metallic colors cost $840 each, and the selection consists of Carrara White, Jet Black, Agate Grey, Dolomite Silver, GT Silver, and Gentian Blue. Porsche has a range of special colors and these will each add $4,220 to the price. You can choose between Chalk, Lava Orange, Shark Blue, or Python Green. The GT3 looks best in vivid colors, so any of the last three options are perfect.
Porsche will also create a custom color for an additional $12,830. This is the perfect option for owners who have an existing collection of GT3s and want them all to match.