New Manual-Only Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package Offers More For Free

Porsche continues to prove that it’s a master creator of niches with yet another new edition of their 911 based on the GT3, the Touring Package (TP). It borrows its name from an equipment variant of the 911 Carrera RS from 1973.

Available exclusively with a 6-speed manual gearbox, the new 911 GT3 Touring Package follows close on the heels of the similarly fashioned 911 R. However, unlike the latter that was limited to just 991 units resulting in outrageous prices in the used car market this one will be produced as a regular model.

While maintaining the same naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat six with 500PS (493hp) and 460 Nm (339 lb-ft) as the original 911 GT3 that results in a 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 3.9 sec and a top speed of 316 km/h (196mph) or 2mph less than the standard car, the TP is less extreme offering more equipment for the same price.

On the outside, it loses the recently facelifted GT3’s jumbo-sized rear wing gaining a more understated look with the regular 911 Carrera’s automatically deploying spoiler. Other unique features include the silver-colored side window strips, sports exhaust system tailpipes and headlight washer system covers, as well as the Porsche logo at the rear. In the “Black Exterior Touring Package” equipment option, these elements are in black, as with the 911 GT3. Finally, the front and rear lights are dark-tinted.

The interior gets a few upgrades as well thanks to Porsche swapping out most Alcantara surfaces for fine leather that now covers the steering wheel, gearlever, door panels and lower center console. The seat centers are now made of black fabric while the headrests feature embossed Porsche crests and all seams in the partial leather interior are sewn in black thread. Another special touch to the interior is the trim in black aluminum.

While Porsche usually ends up charging you more whenever it removes stuff from its cars or upgrades their equipment, that’s not the case here as the new Touring Package has the exact same price as the standard GT3 at $143,600 in the U.S. before destination or EUR 152,416 in Germany.

We’ll see the new 911 GT3 Touring Package in person at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

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  • roy

    Reminds me of Bentley


    • Tumbi Mtika

      Do you really want to do this?

      • NOT FOR 143K.

        • seriously

          agreed, and with cloth seats and an overall cheap looking interior….yeah ill pass as well.At this point Porsche could make a cardboard box exciting to someone and charge extra for it not being a real car.

  • Blade t

    Glad you can get the manual , sounds like a fun car….

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    That lip spoiler will be the #1 add on for 2018 on for 911 owners and will probably be part of the Carrera line up Sport Design Package.

  • Auf Wiedersehen
  • nastinupe

    So will it have a back seat? That’s the million dollar question!

  • Honda NSX-R

    Such a lovely car! It would be perfect if it came with seats similar to the ones on the 911R.

  • Might be the best (looking) GT3 (and most fun to drive?).

  • Tumbi Mtika

    The absolute, pure SCHADENFREUDE I feel now is that immense that I’d buy this if I had the money, just for that reason alone.

  • Teddy Wijaya

    rich folks still drive manual?

  • SteersUright

    Stunning performance no doubt, it looks just a bit too bland inside and out for the special car that it is. The “R” model stood out a bit, grabbed more attention even while being more understated than the standard GT3. This one is simply too tame. Only a true enthusiast with deep pockets and a specific desire for a manual will see the value here over the already excellent and beautiful standard GT3.


    looks like basic carrera

  • David Wang

    Too bad there’s no rear seat option

  • fgclolz

    I wish they put in a duck tail instead.Then call it GT3SC (GT3 Sport Classic).

    • donald seymour

      I was thinking that as well.

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