Porsche 911 GT3 By GMG Is Tailored To Your Racing Needs

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This company does sports car tuning right.

When the Porsche 911 GT3 was first revealed, it seemed nearly impossible to fathom that a better version of the same car could be built. But then the astonishing GT3 RS was unveiled, blowing us all away with exceptional aerodynamic solutions, weight reduction strategies, and suspension innovations. To many, it seemed a little intimidating, as only the finest racing drivers will be able to get the most out of it. So, what if you find the regular GT3 just a little too calm and the GT3 RS a little too hardcore?

Global Motorsports Group has the answer. This tuning company has been modifying Porsches for a long time now, but it's not the sort of company to simply add parts and hope for the best. Instead, each of its creations is tailored to the needs of each specific driver. Specifically, it sets the car up for the driver who wants to compete seriously on the track.

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"At Global Motorsports Group, no car that we make is exactly the same. We take the time to sit down and interview clients extensively to see what is best for them," comments Global Motorsports Group President James Sofronas. "If the client wants a full competition car, we go out and drive with them at our Thermal Club track facility to engineer the car around them. Our new Global Motorsports Group 992 GT3 is a perfect example. Every detail of that Porsche is made to fit the driver's individual driving style."

Naturally, that means each car will be set up differently, but each car will be endowed with new coilover suspension, upgraded control arms, a new exhaust, a roll cage, and better brakes. There are even custom wind diffusers at the base of the A-pillars, designed to stop wind buffeting inside the car when driving with the windows down, as is a requirement at some tracks.

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Bilstein supplies the adjustable coilover system before GMG applies its exclusive Competition Alignment to ensure superb handling. The company has also added a WC rear control arm set made from aerospace grade 6061 aluminum. These are anodized before fitment and feature spherical bushings for increased vehicle rigidity.

Inside, the stiffness factor is further increased with a 4130 Chromoly roll bar. Each bar is TIG welded inside the car and is based on a four-point World Endurance Championship design with an x-braced main hoop and rearward extending arms with a diagonal bar. The front bars are bolted to a structural cross member while the rears are affixed to the rear shock towers.

While most would be content with the standard braking system, GMG has opted to fit a new system from AP Racing, featuring either 394-millimeter (15.5-inch) steel rotors or 403-mm (15.8-inch) carbon-ceramics. Either option is too large for the original GT3 wheels, so the car has been fitted with Forgeline 19-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli racing slicks.

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Finally, you have access to two exhaust options. Thanks to 3D scanning, these exhausts are direct replacements that require no modification. The first deletes the GT3's center muffler, and as a result, the WC-Sport Valved Exhaust weighs just 16.2 pounds, thanks to T304 stainless steel tubing. This exhaust is 100% emissions legal.

Alternatively, you can have the WC-Evo Race Exhaust, which is a full valved system with equal-length long tube headers. Altogether, this shaves 24 lbs of weight from the car and promises "significant performance gains," particularly between 4,300-4,600 rpm.

The price for all of this track-honed excellence? Well, you're paying at least $206,100, but that includes the price of the car and all the GMG performance enhancements. Assuming you can afford to choose, the GT3 RS starts at $223,800 (excluding a $1,450 destination charge), but you'll need to be a very special Porsche customer to even have the option of buying that car.

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