2013 Geneva Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 will start at $131,350 when it goes on sale in the U.S. this fall.
- The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 made its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.
- The Porsche 911 GT3 is a critical version of the 911 since it forms the basis for all of the German automaker's motorsports activities around the world.
GENEVA — The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 will start at $131,350, including a $950 destination charge, when it goes on sale in the U.S. in the fall, according to Porsche Cars North America. The 2014 911 GT3, which features such innovations as the first active rear-wheel steering in a production Porsche, made its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.
The Porsche 911 GT3 is a critical version of the 911 since it forms the basis for all of the German automaker's motorsports activities around the world.
Porsche did not build a 911 GT3 in the 2013 model year.
The pricing does not include a gas-guzzler tax. Dave Engelman, a Porsche Cars North America spokesman, told Edmunds that any gas-guzzler tax has yet to be calculated, since the automaker does not have any official fuel economy numbers from the EPA.
Engelman also noted that the 2014 911 GT3 is not a "limited-edition model."
"This is a low-volume model for us," Engelman said. "Which means buy all you want — we'll make more."
The Geneva debut of the 911 GT3 is important for the automaker since "this car sees more track time than any other 911 in the lineup," Engelman said.
"Most people who buy these cars do track events and drive them on the street as well," he said.
Porsche Cars North America is not providing volume predictions on the new model. Porsche sold 1,800 GT3s in the U.S. during the 2010-'12 model years.
The 2014 911 GT3 is equipped with a 475-horsepower 3.8-liter six-cylinder boxer engine. An exclusively developed Porsche dual-clutch (PDK) transmission is the only available transmission. The engine is based on the same engine as the 911 Carrera S, although they share only a few common parts.
The 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S is significantly less expensive than the 2014 911 GT3. The 2013 911 Carrera S start at $99,850, including a $950 destination charge, according to the Porsche configurator.
New active rear-wheel steering offers higher steering precision and improved lateral dynamics, according to the automaker. Depending on the speed, the rear wheels steer in the same or opposite direction of the front wheels, improving stability and agility.
The 2014 911 GT3, with its signature fixed rear wing, sprints from zero to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and on the track, reaches 124 mph in less than 12 seconds, according to the automaker. It has a top track speed of 195 mph. Porsche said the 2014 911 GT3 turned in a lap time on the Nurburgring Nordschleife of under 7 minutes, 30 seconds.
Other new features on the fifth generation of the 911 GT3 include an electronically controlled, fully variable rear differential lock and dynamic engine mounts. The car also gets new 20-inch forged alloy wheels with center-locking hubs in place of conventional wheel bolts.
Full LED headlights are an option.
Edmunds says: Probably not an outrageous price for a significantly upgraded Porsche 911 GT3 that does double duty — and provides a major ego boost as well.