Disgruntled with owners flipping their Porsche 911 Rs and making huge profits, Porsche decided to create the 911 GT3 Touring Package.
Announced in September, the new GT3 variant is essentially a slightly tamer version of the 911 R that’s not limited in production numbers. Speaking to Road and Track, 911 boss August Achleitner said the carmaker wanted the GT3 Touring Package to be accessible to its average customers.
“If [the GT3 Touring Package] helps keep the prices a little bit lower for the average customer of our cars, it’s better.
“Of course, there are some specific customers who are a little bit disappointed, but it’s ok, we can live with this,” Achleitner said.
Unlike the 911 R, the 911 GT3 Touring Package is based around the facelifted 991.2-generation model. As a result, it features slightly different headlights and taillights. However, for the most part, the GT3 Touring Package looks strikingly similar to the 911 R and beneath the skin, also uses a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine delivering 500 hp and mated to a six-speed manual transmission.