Porsche 911 GT3 Receives Track-Focused Upgrades

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The already track-focused sportscar is treated to more power and some aero enhancements.

If you currently own the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 and for some crazy reason think that it lacks in performance on the track, then the development team over at Friedrich Performance has designed an aftermarket package just for you. The kit features alterations to the engine performance, aerodynamics, and chassis in an attempt to take the track-focused performance car even closer to the edge.

The tuner is insistent that its new exhaust system is the center of its tune and is the perfect accessory for Porsche's naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six. Various expansion levels are available with prices starting at about $4,500. The entry-level option is a stainless steel sports muffler that can be connected to four 3.9-inch tailpipes finished in a carbon embellisher.

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Friedrich Performance

If that doesn't match your aesthetic, you can opt for two different thermal integral insulation kits that reduce heat radiation to the surrounding components in the engine bay. This employs 999 hard gold plating, which further adds a rich look to the car. If you want more performance out of the package, you'll have to opt for the racing exhaust system that has been developed for owners who aren't afraid to put their GT3s on the track.

With a 200-cell element that replaces the standard catalytic converter, this unit also shaves off 20 lbs and includes racing headers that claim to optimize the exhaust flow. The benefits don't just end there. Thanks to improved breathing, Friedrich Performance says that the 911 GT3's power output will increase to 541 horsepower and 356 lb-ft of torque, up from 502 hp and 347 lb-ft.

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Friedrich Performance
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You don't want to have that extra go without any extra show. That's why the firm has also introduced a range of bodywork components to give the sportscar a full-blooded racing look. All components are formed with carbon fiber and then baked in an autoclave under pressure. With this process, Friedrich Performance says that maximum strength is provided without any compromise to the final mass figure. Exposed carbon parts can be finished with gloss or matt coating.

For a more distinctive face, a new carbon center section of the front fascia has been developed. This houses a large mesh-covered intake which supplies the radiators in the bow with improved airflow. This system also funnels cool air into the brakes. For enhanced downforce on the front axle, a fin is applied to each side of the cooling ducts while the carbon lip spoiler enhances handling stability at high speeds.

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Friedrich Performance

Considering all of the drama happens at the rear of the Porsche 911 GT3, the catalog includes an all-new trunk lid that has been made entirely out of exposed carbon fiber. This piece features outlets for air that has been heated by the radiators and incorporates two NACA duct intakes that are level with the front axle.

The standard 911 GT3 is dominated by a large swan-neck-mounted wing but Friedrich Performance builds on this with a carbon component that replaces the standard profile. Two larger side end plates, together with the Gurney flap attached to the rear of the wind, ensure a traditional racecar look while further enhancing stability. This is supported by a conclusive diffuser that houses six vertical fins and the aforementioned exhausts.

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Friedrich Performance

To tie the racecar appearance up, Friedrich Performance will also fit a set of 20-inch front and 21-inch rear center-locking eight-spoke forged alloy wheels with high-performance tires. This can be accentuated by a height-adjustable stainless steel coilover suspension that ties in with the factory-fitted front-lift system. With this, owners can alter the front and rear damping for rebound and compression.

What is pretty track-focused in its standard state, parts of the Porsche 911 GT3's cabin can be adapted for the a more special ambiance. As per the customer's request, Friedrich Performance will apply a range of high-quality floor mats with edging in the body color of the car. Interior trimmings can also be reupholstered in fine leather and Alcantara.

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