The 911 GT3 is possibly one of the most coveted models in Porsche's 911 family. Arguably, it is one of the best looking too. Since the GT3 nameplate debuted on the 996, Porsche's stuck with the same formula. And it's the same with the new 992-generation 911 GT3. It has a different set of bumpers, a wider track, a vented hood, and a large rear wing.
Not everyone is a fan of the race-inspired look, though, especially the large rear wing. It's also why Porsche introduced the GT3 Touring variant with the previous-generation 991.2 model. Thankfully, they didn't stop there. A few months after the new 991 GT3's debut, Porsche has now revealed the 911 GT3 Touring.
Just like the 991.2 GT3 Touring, the new 911 GT3 Touring ditches the large rear wing. As for the rest of the body, it remains unchanged. Upfront, it still features the GT3-spec bumper and hood. It's the same story down the side and the rear. Instead of a fixed rear wing, an automatically adjustable rear spoiler that can be raised or lower using a button in the infotainment screen has been fitted.
No doubt the new 911 GT3 looks good with the wing down. It could even fool a few people into thinking it is just a standard 911.
The rest of the car remains unchanged, even inside. Interestingly, Porsche claims curb weight is the same as the standard GT3, even with the large wing removed. Both GT3 and GT3 Touring also use the new front axle developed from their 911 RSR racecar. With that, expect the GT3 Touring to handle well on the track despite not having a fixed-wing at the back. It might, however, be a bit down in the aero department.
Powering the 911 GT3 Touring is the same naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six that revs up to 9,000 RPM. It continues to develop 510 horsepower and 470 Nm torque, and it is available with either a 7-speed PDK or a 6-speed manual.
Possibly the best part about the 991 GT3 Touring? It's the same price as the standard GT3. So whether you want a GT3 with a big wing or a more gentleman-spec model is up to you. We'd pick the latter.