And that brings us to the fact that the GT1/Metzger block is being retired and this is a new motor. This motor will be the basis for the new race cars and does not feature direct injection (thankfully!). 3.8 liters of displacement and around 450 horsepower just as reported from dealer leaks a couple weeks ago.
The ring time will be in the 7:30 range with 7:34 reported previously as per dealer information. Center locking wheels are standard in sizes of 245/20 up front and 305/20 in the back with Dunlop Sport Maxx tires.
PDK is standard, no surprise there and a great move for the performance enthusiast. Porsche stability control programs (which of course can be turned off) are standard.
The 997 GT3 is routinely praised as the epitome of the 911 evolution and arguably the best 911 ever made. It seems Porsche has managed to raise the bar with the 991 GT3. With these specs, this will simply be the closest thing to an actual cup car for the road money can buy. Porsche has done it again. There is no substitute.