2010 Porsche 911 GT3 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Porsche 911 - Road Test Specs

2010 Porsche 911 Coupe

(3.8L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual)


Model year2010
StyleGT3 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 6M)
Base MSRP$113,150
Options on test vehicleGas-Guzzler Tax ($1,300); Rear Center Console Painted in Exterior Color ($730); Seatbelts in Guards Red ($340); Sound Package Plus, PCM 3.0 With Extended Navigation ($700); Dynamic Engine Mounts ($1,300); Front Axle Lifting System ($3,490); Self-Dimming Mirrors and Rain Sensor ($690); Heated Seats ($510); Dynamic Cornering Lights ($690); Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone Interface ($695); Sport Chrono Package Plus ($690); XM Satellite Radio ($750); Universal Audio Interface With PCM ($440); Trim Strip Painted in Exterior Color ($520); Adaptive Sport Seats With Driver Memory ($2,295)
As-tested MSRP$131,400


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeHorizontally opposed-6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,797cc (232 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing on intake and exhaust camshafts
Compression ratio (x:1)12.0
Redline (rpm)8,400 (fuel cutoff at 8,500)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)435 @ 7,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)317 @ 6,250
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=3.82:1, II=2.26:1, III=1.64:1, IV=1.29:1, V=1.06:1, VI= 0.92:1, final drive=3.44:1


Suspension, frontModified MacPherson strut, coil springs, adjustable dampers
Suspension, rearMultilink, coil springs, adjustable dampers
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)NA
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot Sport Cup
Tire typePerformance
Tire size, front305/30ZR19 102Y
Tire size, rear305/30ZR19 102Y
Wheel size19-by-8.5 inches front -- 19-by-12 inches rear
Wheel materialForged aluminum
Brakes, front15.0-inch ventilated disc with six-piston monobloc calipers
Brakes, rear13.8-inch ventilated disc with four-piston monobloc calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)1.7
0-45 mph (sec.)2.6
0-60 mph (sec.)4.0
0-75 mph (sec.)5.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)11.9@119.4
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)3.8
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)26
60-0 mph (ft.)99
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)73.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.99
Sound level @ idle (dB)56.6
@ Full throttle (dB)92.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)76.0

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsDifficult to achieve perfect launch with this much power and grip. Fortunately, the GT3 has a nearly indestructible clutch. It demands deliberate shifts and doesn't care about being beaten upon during acceleration testing.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsOutstanding pedal feel and stopping distances. Feels like it could do this all day.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsSlalom: Not a gentleman's Porsche. Rather, a potent, communicative, immediate and somewhat intimidating Porsche that demands respect and delivers a proper reward to those who treat it properly. Skid pad: Won't lift-throttle oversteer at this speed, but nonetheless generates outstanding numbers. Again, rewarding if you can master it.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)80.38
Relative humidity (%)16%
Wind (mph, direction)4.1 mph tail-/crosswind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)14 city/21 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)16
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.7

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,075
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,271
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)39/61
Length (in.)175.8
Width (in.)71.2
Height (in.)50.4
Wheelbase (in.)92.7
Track, front (in.)58.9
Track, rear (in.)60.0
Turning circle (ft.)35.8
Seating capacity2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)3.7


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion10 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested
IIHS offsetNot tested

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