Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package Launched To Hit Back At 911 R Flippers

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.

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  • xDRAN0x

    Disgrunted or opportunity to offer another pricey option package? Both.

    • Victor Ferreira

      The Touring Package for the GT3 costs exactly $0. I’m just intrigued that they used a 6 speed manual instead of the 7 speed box. Otherwise, exemplary.

      • anonymous

        It’s a 6-speed manual exclusively developed for Porsche GT department. Basically the 7-speed PDK without automatic clutch and 7th gear removed

        • Jan Mleziva

          but you surely know that manual gearbox is NOT automatic with a clutch, right? It is two entirely different things working in entirely different way

      • nastinupe

        6 Speed, same as the GT3.

  • Shahul Usman

    I really prefer the wings and such on my gt3… they gonna do a gt3 RS manual ?

    • Honda NSX-R

      They probably won’t since it’s an “RS” meaning that the RS models are meant to go as fast as they can on the track so a PDK would probably be the only option.

  • karmat

    A real bummer for the guy who went to the effort & expense of having a brand new 911R 6 speed transmission installed into his GT3 a few months back.

    • exeptor

      For sure he has a lot of fun doing it and the result might be great. Yes, it has less power, but I guess he really likes his car. Plus the money can’t be a problem for someone who not only have a brand new GT3, but he also starts a project like that. I respect such modification and believe that it match the whole idea/spirit of GT Porsches.

    • fgclolz

      It was actually an RS not a standard GT3, and there will never be another manual RS.

    • Six_Tymes

      HAHA!

  • Honda NSX-R

    It’s better than the 911R.

    • exeptor

      How?

      • Bob

        Don’t ask such difficult questions.

      • Honda NSX-R

        Because it revs to 9000 rpm 😛

        • exeptor

          Valid one!

        • anonymous

          … Can’t argue with that.

          Paint it in Carrara White with green or red stripes and Porsche stripes on lower flanks to annoy 911R flippers even more.

  • John Smith

    Yeah, this will teach the flippers a lesson. Sell them some expensive 911’s lol!

  • nastinupe

    I’m ordering mine in the white with guards red strips with a duck tail and matching white wheels with red interior.

  • ErnieB

    Money making machine.. god I wish I were rich!

  • Six_Tymes

    the flippers have already made their profits

  • SteersUright

    This thing is so damn desirable to any enthusiast. That said, Dear Santa, I’ve been pretty darn good going on a few years now so…

  • Vassilis

    haha awesome!

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