Porsche 911 GT3 review – design
Once controversial, but now softened and so, so desirable
The new GT3 initially came in for a bit of flack when it was first revealed. The rear wing was said to be a bit undersized, while the bluff front end was dominated by the black lower section. You might still think this to be the case, but in the flesh and in a metallic colour option it looks terrific with the deeply sculpted haunches and tight surfacing.
Touring models ditch both the rear wing and black front intake, swapping the latter for a body-coloured unit. It also comes as standard with silver window trim, although this can be deselected if owners are going for a stealthier look. Wheels are a staggered 20- and 21-inch forged centrelock design, and can be finished in two shades of silver, a dusty gold, matt black and black with coloured stripes around the rim edge.
Given the 992 is only available in the two body widths, the GT3 utilises the non-punctured Carrera body – the Turbo body will be reserved for the forthcoming GT3 RS. The wing, despite looking perhaps a tad small, is mounted on solid metal stands that are connected down through the bodywork directly onto the rear subframe. Those nostrils up front, they’re now also moulded directly into the bespoke carbon bonnet.
Get busy with your dealer in specifying a car through Porsche’s Exclusive programme and you’ll likely be left with a near bespoke model, thanks to literally hundreds of colour options – something that lots of owners are taking advantage of for their build slots.