2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package Bows
Porsche took the wraps off a new Touring Package on the 2018 911 GT3, which adds new road-going elements to the German brand’s hard core track model. The fierce performance of the GT3 remains intact with a 4.0-liter normally aspirated flat six making 500 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The rear-drive car is capable of 0-60 mph acceleration of 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 196 mph.
The Touring Package nomenclature has its roots in an upgrade that was available on the similarly hard-core 1973 911 Carrera RS. The 2018 Touring Package features an adjustable instead of fixed rear wing, sport exhaust tailpipes, a leather interior instead of Alcantara including the seats (which also have black fabric insets), door panel armrest, center console storage compartment lid and interior door handles.
No rear seat
Still, the essential character of the GT3 remains since it features no rear seat, active rear steering, brake-based torque vectoring and a mechanical locking rear differential. The 911 GT3 also rides on forged center lock 20-inch wheels with front 9-inch wide 245/35 ZR 20 and rear 12-inch wide 305/30 ZR 20 rubber.
Porsche is accepting orders for the 2018 911 GT3 Touring Package with pricing starting at $143,600 plus $1,050 delivery. Vehicles will be shipped early in 2018.