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Origin: motorsport The 911 GT3

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Origin: motorsport

I More than 50 years of

At Porsche, we have always

The resulting integration of driver

With the 911 GT3 models, we have

based our success on two

and car is at the root of our many

applied these principles once

I More than 28,000 victories

fundamental principles: technical

achievements. Key among these

more. Using race technology to

I Uncompromising race engineering

innovation and its consistent

are more than 28,000 racing

achieve uncompromising results

I Every car designed exclusively

application to the genuine needs

victories in less than 60 years.

in both everyday road driving

racing heritage

around the driver

of the driver.

and full competition use. The new 911 GT3 RS and 911 GT3. Origin: motorsport.

The 911 GT3

I 3.6-litre 6-cylinder boxer engine

The 911 GT3 is designed

driving. One of the most tangible

Feedback from the road is

I Lightweight 19-inch GT3

primarily for the road – by

benefits of its motorsport origins

detailed and direct, while every

Porsche race engineers. Although

is the intuitive connection between

driver input is immediately

exclusively track-derived, it is

man and machine. The sense of

implemented with equal clarity

perfectly well suited to the varied

integration is so complete that

and precision.

requirements of day-to-day road

you almost feel part of the car.

alloy wheels I Road-approved high-performance tyres I High-efficiency aerodynamics I Clubsport package as alternative

The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | The 911 GT3

What can motorsport bring to

Powerful potential needn’t always

All of this potential is applied

everyday road driving?

be used. It’s enough to know that

with accuracy through a six-speed

An edge when you need it most.

it’s there.

manual gearbox and high-performance chassis featuring Porsche

The 911 GT3.

On the 911 GT3, the 3.6-litre

Active Suspension Management

flat-six engine was originally

(PASM – see page 54).

developed for the racetrack. Maximum power output is 305 kW

A range of setup options are

(415 bhp) at 7,600 rpm. The

available for racing use, including

maximum torque rating is 405 Nm

ride height, camber, toe angle,

at 5,500 rpm. The engine rev limit

front/rear anti-roll bars and rear

is unusually high at 8,400 rpm.

wing angle.

As impressive as those figures appear on paper, they can only be appreciated on the road.

The one-piece 19-inch GT3 wheel

The uprated brakes with

results: a power-to-weight

features lightweight construction

dedicated spoilers offer excellent

ratio of 297.5 bhp per tonne,

and a road-approved sport tyre

performance in even the most

0 to 100 km /h (62 mph) in

(see page 53). The special tread

extreme conditions. For the

4.3 seconds, and a maximum

and compound enable higher

ultimate in brake technology,

speed of 310 km/h (193 mph).

cornering speeds as well as

there’s the optional Porsche

precision handling and turn-in

Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB

On the road, this provides you


– see page 62).

with a greater range of options – on the track, with a winning

The protective crash structures have also been improved, while the doors and front lid are made from lightweight aluminium. The

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The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | The 911 GT3

a fire extinguisher with mounting

The Clubsport package is only

While entirely compatible with

bracket. Other features include

available in conjunction with the

everyday road driving, the best

a full preparation for a battery

optional lightweight bucket seats

place to experience the Clubsport

master switch (also available

in carbon fibre. These are derived

package is at a Porsche Club

from Porsche Motorsport).

from the Carrera GT and offer

racing event. See page 101 for

excellent lateral support. Weighing


around 10 kg each, they have a flame-retardant fabric finish.

When you’re serious about

Racing is fundamental to the

of the car. Every component

Every surface has hidden

Visually and technically, the

engine. Naturally, the aero-

racing, it pays to be prepared.

911 GT3. Its engineering solutions

included in the package is a


911 GT3 is a highly integrated

dynamics at the front of the car

are proven on the track. And best

product of our many years of

piece of engineering. As on every

are also a major source of

appreciated there, too.

racing experience.

Aerodynamics on the

Porsche, the exterior form is

downforce. A key element in this

911 GT3.

defined by its technical function.

respect is the narrow vent

The Clubsport package for the 911 GT3.

To maximise that capability, we’ve

The key feature, a bolt-in roll cage,

This underlying purpose has again

ahead of the front lid. Incoming

prepared a special ‘Clubsport’

installs directly behind the front

been developed to its maximum

air is channelled through the

package as a no-cost option (only

seats. A front roll-cage element,


radiator and expelled over the

available in conjunction with

which is required for FIA-approved

optional lightweight bucket seats).

events, is available separately

The front apron features a range

solution provides a further

When fitted, the car is better

from Porsche Motorsport.

of aerodynamic refinements

increase in positive front-end

which help to cool the brakes and


top of the car. This simple

prepared for both road and occasional track use. The primary

Also included (unfitted) with the

central radiator. This third radiator

benefit is even greater driver

package are a red six-point racing

unit is a necessary inclusion given

safety when exploring the potential

harness for the driver’s side and

the higher thermal loads on the

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The new 911 GT3 RS

I 3.6-litre 6-cylinder boxer engine

RS for ‘Rennsport’ – ‘Motorsport’

example offering all this and

to weight-saving components

I 0 –100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds

in German – is one of the most

more is the new 911 GT3 RS.

in the gearbox, rear screen and

I Widened body

evocative designations in the

I Special suspension setup

history of Porsche. Among its

Developed for the road by

integrated and high-performance

I Distinctive design

many connotations are precision

Porsche Motorsport, it is also fully

concept that continues the long

I Clubsport package as standard

and performance, each refined

prepared for competition use.

and glorious tradition of Porsche

I Lightweight bucket seats as standard

to their purest form. The latest

Every detail is geared for racing,

racing cars for the road.

I Fully road-legal

The most prominent feature at

As the car’s speed increases,

achievement: rather than merely

the rear of the car is the fixed

the twin collector intakes on

limiting aerodynamic lift, they

bi-plane wing structure. The

the engine lid help to force

generate positive downforce

angle of incidence on the upper

air into the intake manifold as

on the front and rear axles.

wing element can be adjusted

well as ventilating the engine

The resulting benefits include

for racing use. It also offers

compartment. Warm air around

increased levels of grip, greater

even greater stability at high

the engine is expelled from

directional stability, enhanced

speed. An interesting detail

the car through a system of

active safety, and better all-

on the lower wing surface is

vents on the rear apron.

round handling, even at high

the smaller rubber spoiler or


‘Gurney flap’.This device creates

The combined effect of all

additional downforce with a

these aerodynamic refinements

negligible increase in drag.

is another remarkable

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carbon-fibre wing. The result is an

from the special suspension setup

The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | The new 911 GT3 RS

The new 911 GT3 RS is dedicated

Performance is often equated

Both 911 GT3 models share

entirely to performance.

with power – but never by Porsche

the same 3.6-litre flat-six engine.

engineers. For us, it’s more

Featuring a high rev limit of

Which is why we never focus on

important to find the optimum

8,400 rpm, it offers 305 kW

power alone.

balance across every area of the

(415 bhp) at 7,600 rpm as well as

car. A prime example is the new

405 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm.

301.8 bhp per tonne, it offers

higher loads typically encountered

Like the 911 GT3, the new

0 –100 km/h (62 mph) in

in racing use. Being lighter

RS model has Porsche Active

4.2 seconds and a maximum

in weight, it also provides a

Suspension Management

speed of 310 km/h (193 mph).

significant improvement in engine

(PASM – see page 54). Specially

dynamics. In the first three gears

modified for racing use, it

Drive is transmitted through a

in particular, the revs build rapidly

enables higher cornering speeds

six-speed close-ratio manual

to the maximum engine speed of

and even greater handling

gearbox with high-precision action

8,400 rpm. This ability to develop


and cable linkage. In contrast to

power quickly is particularly

the 911 GT3, it has a single-mass

important on twisting, low-speed

flywheel. This is designed for the


911 GT3 RS, the homologation model for the 911 GT3 RSR.

Despite its widened body and

Designed in compliance with the

standard roll cage, the new

official FIA-N/GT and ACO

911 GT3 RS is 20 kg lighter than

regulations, it’s a genuine racing

the 911 GT3 at just 1,375 kg.

car approved for the road.

With a power-to-weight ratio of

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Another feature shared with

Active safety features are

fixed calipers at the front

The steel discs (350 mm at front

Composite Brake (PCCB – see

the 911 GT3 are the lightweight

equally uncompromising,

19-inch GT3 alloy wheels. The

particularly the standard braking

with equivalent four-piston

and rear) are internally vented

page 62). Offering the ultimate

units at the rear. Together,

and cross-drilled for optimum

in braking, it has proven its

rear rims have a smaller offset,

system. Another item shared

they offer exceptional

deceleration in the wet. Both

capability and unprecedented

accommodating a 34-mm

with the 911 GT3, it combines

control under braking.

911 GT3 models are also available

strength in the Porsche Michelin

increase in track. This additional

six-piston monobloc aluminium

with the optional Porsche Ceramic


width helps to minimise roll when cornering. The wheels are fitted with road-approved sport tyres offering excellent traction and grip.

As on every racing Porsche – including the 911 GT3 – the suspension is fully adjustable. Setup options include ride height, camber, toe angle and front/rear anti-roll bars. In addition, the RS model has split

More speed usually means

Reducing weight is a crucial

The body of the car is 44 mm

rear wishbones, enabling

greater lift. Now, it means more

requirement in racing car design.

wider across the rear axle

greater accuracy when setting


On the new 911 GT3 RS, every

than the 911 GT3. The resulting

the rear camber. The wheelbase

component has a specific role to

track enables higher cornering

has been extended by 5 mm

Aerodynamics on the new

play. Inevitably, this pursuit of

speeds. Both 911 GT3 models

to achieve greater stability and

911 GT3 RS.

uncompromising performance is

have two adjacent tailpipes

reflected in a stylish exterior.

located centrally within the rear


apron. A modified lip spoiler at the front of the car creates a higher level of downforce compared with the 911 GT3. It also improves the flow of air to the central radiator unit.

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The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | The new 911 GT3 RS

What it the key to good design?

The new 911 GT3 RS is a car

In contrast to the 911 GT3, the

Knowing what matters most.

designed for everyday use – particularly if you spend them at the racetrack.

The interior on the new 911 GT3 RS.

roll-cage bars required for FIA-

with mounting bracket. The car is

Another difference between

new RS model has the Clubsport

approved race events are available

also equipped as standard with

the two models is the inclusion of

package as standard. The rear

separately from Porsche Motorsport.

a preparation for a battery master

lightweight bucket seats as

roll-cage structure is bolted to

A red six-point harness for the


standard. These are derived from

the body and provides additional

driver’s side is also included

the Carrera GT and made from

occupant protection. The front

separately, as is a fire extinguisher

genuine carbon fibre. Weighing around 10 kg each, they are among the lightest seats available on a standard production car. Special features include exceptional lateral support and a flame-retardant fabric finish.

The interior on the new 911 GT3 RS is only available in black.

Interior features shared with the 911 GT3 include an Alcantara finish The rear wing on the 911 GT3 RS

It is approximately 3 kg lighter

a drag coefficient of just 0.30.

on the steering wheel rim, gear

is derived from the 911 GT3 Cup

than the equivalent glass item.

In addition, the car generates

knob and handbrake lever grip.

positive downforce, front and

The door panels feature energy-

racing cars. Made from genuine carbon fibre, it is not only lighter

As on the 911 GT3, air is forced

rear, in perfect aerodynamic

absorbent padding instead of the

than the wing on the 911 GT3,

into the intake manifold and

balance.The results: even better

usual storage compartments. The

it has a larger surface area

engine compartment through

road holding, safety and stability

RS logo can be found on the outer

producing additional downforce.

the twin air collector intakes

as well as excellent handling at

door-sill guards and rear bulkhead

The wing is adjustable on both

on the lightweight plastic engine

high speed.


models and provides greater

lid. As the air pressure rises

stability at high speed.

with the speed of the car, the

Naturally, the exterior of the new

The steering wheel on the

engine output and cooling

911 GT3 RS is more than a little

911 GT3 RS has a straight-ahead

performance are enhanced.

distinctive. But as a road-going

marker at the top of the rim.

version of a racing Porsche, it

This provides the driver with a

The combined result of these

is bound to stand out from the

continuous overview of the front

aerodynamic refinements is


Another weight-saving feature on the 911 GT3 RS is the standard plastic rear screen.

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911 GT3 RS

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wheel position.


I 3.6-litre 6-cylinder boxer engine

The 911 GT3 RS and 911 GT3 are

Press the throttle and power

Applied to the road, the resulting

I 305 kW (415 bhp) at 7,600 rpm I Maximum engine speed: 8,400 rpm

instantly recognisable – even

is developed with astonishing

performance is more than a

when your eyes are closed. Their

immediacy and precision.

match for the sound. Of course,

I VarioCam variable valve timing

flat-six engine has a unique

Even the lightest pedal input is

both characteristics can only be

I Dry-sump lubrication

acoustic presence as it revs with

instantly transformed into

fully appreciated by experiencing

I Variable intake manifold

ease as high as 8,400 rpm.

effortless energy and potential.

them for yourself.

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as little as 4.2 seconds in the

these systems are proven in

individual gear ratios and thus

911 GT3 RS. Maximum speed in

competition use.

faster acceleration.

Ultra-lightweight titanium

Adding to this potential is a

All components in the engine

connecting rods and specially

variable-geometry intake manifold

cooling system are directly

lightened pistons help to further

with two ‘resonance’ valves (see

sourced from Porsche Motorsport.

reduce the oscillating masses,

page 42). Working in conjunction

They are therefore engineered

enabling a more dynamic, free-

with the sports exhaust system

for both maximum performance

revving throttle response. The

(see page 43), the intake manifold

and durability.

valvegear also benefits from

improves cylinder charging and

technology originally developed

achieves a higher throughput of air.

Oil is evenly distributed under all

for racing engines. The inlet and

The large-diameter exhaust tracts

load conditions (e.g., high-speed

exhaust valves have ultralight

generate less backpressure, thus

cornering) thanks to a dry-sump

tappets with hydraulic valve

easing the flow of incoming air

lubrication system with external

clearance adjustment. Aided by

through the low-resistance intake

tank (see page 40). After passing

these features, the 911 GT3

manifold. The results: increased

through the engine, the oil is

engine has a maximum speed of

power and torque.

cooled by means of a dedicated

8,400 rpm. This higher rev limit

oil-water heat exchanger. Both of

allows a closer drop between

either car is 310 km/h (193 mph).

3.6-litre 6-cylinder boxer engine

torque is available in the medium

steplessly variable valve timing 340

is a rear-mounted, water-cooled

rev range, i.e., below the point of

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Responding to you.

six-cylinder boxer engine. Special

maximum torque. Maximum engine

As you will to it.

features include four-valve

speed is 8,400 rpm.

technology and VarioCam variable valve timing (see page 40).

Even more impressive is the high specific output in excess of 115 bhp

Naturally aspirated, it develops

per litre. Indeed, both 911 GT3

305 kW (415 bhp) at 7,600 rpm

models offers more power per unit

from a total displacement of 3,600


Maximum torque of

of engine displacement than any other naturally aspirated production

405 Nm is available at 5,500 rpm.

Porsche. The benchmark sprint to

When ‘Sport’ mode is selected,

100 km/h (62 mph) requires just

as much as 25 Nm of additional

4.3 seconds in the 911 GT3 and

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405 Nm




















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(VarioCam – see page 40). Key


305 kW (415 bhp)


benefits include lower emissions and higher performance depending on current driver inputs. The Torque (Nm)

Powering the new 911 GT3 models

Power (kW)


Both inlet camshafts feature

system is active over the entire engine speed range.

Combined, these technologies provide a throttle response that is always emphatic and direct. Accompanying it all is the distinctive sound of a race-

Engine speed (rpm) 911 GT3 RS/911 GT3: 405 Nm at 5,500 rpm, 305 kW (415 bhp) at 7,600 rpm

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bred Porsche engine.

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1. Single-spark ignition coil 2. Camshaft adjuster (VarioCam)


3. Tappet (with hydraulic valve clearance adjustment)


4. Inlet valves 5. Valve springs 6. Crankshaft bearing bracket 7. Crankshaft 20

8. Inlet camshaft


9. Camshaft drive chain 10. Camshaft drive chain guide rail 11. Camshaft drive chain tensioner


12. Forged piston 13. Nikasil-coated cylinder bore 14. Titanium connecting rod


15. Combustion chamber 14

16. Variable intake manifold 17. Throttle valve (electronically actuated) 19 7

6 12


18. External oil tank (dry-sump lubrication) 19. Ancillary drive belt 20. Fluid reservoir for power-steering pump 21. Oil scavenge pump

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22. Oil filler tube

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process is performed seamlessly

Dry-sump lubrication.

and automatically by the Motronic The flat-six engine in the new

ME7.8 engine management

This technology is absolutely

911 GT3 RS and 911 GT3 is


fundamental for track and

equipped with VarioCam variable

competition use. By ensuring

valve timing. The system responds

Key benefits include smoother

consistent oil pressures

to load and speed changes by

running characteristics, better

throughout the engine, dry-sump

advancing or retarding the opening

fuel economy and lower exhaust

lubrication actively compensates

and closing of each inlet valve.

emissions. Most importantly of

for the high gravitational loads

This stepless variability is

all, it offers added power and

which are typically encountered

performed by a rotary-type

torque across the entire engine

under cornering, acceleration and

adjuster on each of the inlet

speed range.


camshafts. After passing through the engine, VarioCam monitors the changing

the oil is returned to an external

engine load and modifies valve

reservoir. The flow is driven by

timing accordingly. The entire

two pumps in each of the cylinder heads – all of which are powered by the respective exhaust camshaft – and an additional pair

The pumps are designed

The 911 GT3 models are

In short, the system offers

of pumps in the crankcase.

to create a vacuum within the

factory-filled with Mobil 1 high-

consistent lubrication of the

crankcase. By reducing

performance fully synthetic oil.

crankshaft assembly and cylinder

resistance to the pistons in this

The exceptional properties of

banks. This supply is maintained

way, the system also improves

this premium-quality lubricant

even under the extreme lateral

efficiency and output. Oil is fed

ensure reliable starting even

and longitudinal loads which are

to the lubrication points in the

in the coldest conditions. It

possible with sport or racing

engine from the external reservoir

also contributes to the long-term

tyres. Optimum lubrication is also

by means of another pump in

durability of the engine.

essential for a lengthy engine

the crankcase.

service life.


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Intake manifold

The key feature of the new

valve. At low engine speeds, both

manifold design is its variable

resonance valves are closed. At

The new 911 GT3 RS and the

internal geometry. The three-stage

medium rpm, the first of the valves

911 GT3 are equipped with a

resonance system uses the

is opened. At high rpm, the first

variable-geometry intake manifold

physical phenomena occurring

with two ‘resonance’ valves. The

Sports exhaust system

separate exhaust tract. The

perform separate adjustment of

catalytic converters are designed

the air/fuel mix for each bank of

The specially lightened sports

to warm up quickly, thus improving


exhaust system includes two

emissions control. Warm-up is

valve is closed and the second

front silencers, two catalytic

accelerated when starting from

A further pair of sensors, one on

within the manifold to increase

valve is opened. The system uses

converters, one main silencer and

cold by means of a secondary air

each tract, is used to monitor

system works in conjunction with

the volume of intake air and

the vibration in the air caused by

two centrally mounted tailpipes.

injection system.

the efficiency of the respective

the standard sports exhaust

thus maximise power and torque.

the movement of the engine valves

The internal volume of the system

to ‘force’ air into the cylinders.

has been further increased,

A system of ‘Lambda’ or oxygen

enables much more accurate

thereby reducing resistance and

sensors in each of the exhausts

control of potentially harmful

maximising engine performance.

provides continuous monitoring of

emissions. The results: minimum

engine efficiency. Data supplied

CO2, maximum sound.

Intake manifold.

(featuring two central tailpipes) to achieve optimum cylinder

The manifold consists of two

charging and throughput rates.

plenum chambers linked by three

The results: higher levels of power

separate tubes: one distributor

and torque over a broader engine

pipe and two resonance pipes,

speed range.

each of which is fitted with a · 42 ·

Sports exhaust system.

catalytic converter.* This facility

To enhance that capability, each

by one pair of sensors enables the

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engine management system to · 43 ·

*Not in markets with leaded fuel.

The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Drive


Transmission. Six-speed manual gearbox.

The six-speed manual gearbox

In the 911 GT3, the gearbox is

Steel baulk rings on gears three to

Other standard features include

in the new 911 GT3 RS and

combined with a cable linkage and

five ensure a precise gearshift

a limited-slip differential with

911 GT3 is specifically designed

dual-mass flywheel offering added

action even under extreme loads.

asymmetrical lock factor. Offering

for the higher loads typically

comfort and precision. The new

encountered in competition

911 GT3 RS uses a single-mass

Cooling is provided by an additional

when exiting a corner, it applies a

use. The individual ratios are

flywheel to allow the engine to

oil-to-water heat exchanger and

higher proportion of drive torque

carefully matched to the specific

rev more freely. The price of that

spray lubrication. Both of these

to the loaded outer rear wheel. The

characteristics of the engine.

performance is an increase in

features are essential for durability

term ‘asymmetrical’ means that

The gear-lever throw is short

noise compared with the more

in endurance racing conditions.

one lock factor is applied when

and precise, enabling fast and

road-oriented dual-mass design.

cornering under power (28 %), and

accurate gearshifts.

The close ratio spread on both

another when cornering on the

GT3 models enables powerful

overrun (40 %).

better acceleration and handling

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5 6

7 2


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8 13 12 10

911 GT3

1. Outer radiator modules 2. Central radiator module

5. External oil tank (dry-sump lubrication)

8. Coolant expansion tank

12. Multi-link rear suspension

9. Generator

13. PASM suspension strut

3. Tandem brake booster

6. Variable intake manifold

10. Front silencers

14. Oil filler tube

4. 6-speed manual gearbox

7. Throttle valve

11. Main silencer

15. Air filter

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When it comes to integrating man

(PASM) and Traction Control (TC) as

variable-ratio gearing. As you

with machine, one thing matters

standard, both cars combine

would expect on a race-ready

most: optimum feedback from

natural agility, superlative handling

Porsche, there are a range of

the car. In this respect, the new

and exceptional active safety. The

suspension setup options. These

I Traction Control (TC)

911 GT3 RS and 911 GT3

chassis design is specially adapted

can be used to adapt the car to

I 19-inch GT3 alloy wheels

represent another new benchmark

to the specific capability of the

the individual characteristics of

from Porsche. Featuring Porsche

engine. The steering system is

each track.

Active Suspension Management

highly precise and features

I McPherson front suspension, multi-link rear suspension I Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

with sport tyres I Variable steering ratio

The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Chassis


The chassis featured on the new

The independent front suspension

As on every racing Porsche, there

The standard damper system

helps to eliminate wheelspin under

911 GT3 RS and 911 GT3 is largely

combines McPherson-type struts

are a number of suspension setup

offers full electronic adjustment

full acceleration which could

The key to optimum dynamics

derived from the current GT3

with longitudinal and transverse

options. Ride height, camber, toe

in the form of Porsche Active

otherwise destabilise the rear of

(part 1).

racecar. Proven on the track, its

links. Each front wheel is precisely

angle and anti-roll bar settings

Suspension Management (PASM).

the car. The standard trigger

sporting capability is also apparent

located, ensuring excellent handling

can all be adapted to individual

This continuous variable system

threshold is purposely so high

on the road. Each car rides

and directional stability in all road

circuit characteristics. The

offers two basic setup modes,

that it is rarely exceeded during

approximately 30 mm lower than

and track scenarios. Brake spoiler

new 911 GT3 RS has split rear

‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’. See page 54

normal road driving in the dry.

the standard 911 Carrera. Light-

elements provide efficient cooling

wishbones, enabling more

for details.

It is possible to raise the threshold

weight design offers major

for each of the front brake units.

accurate camber adjustment. For the first time ever, the 911 GT3

button on the centre console.

of unsprung mass. The result:

The rear axle assembly consists

There is virtually no unwanted

models are equipped with Traction

For maximum involvement, the

superlative handling, exceptional

of subframe-mounted multi-link

movement between the suspension

Control (TC) as standard. Derived

system can be fully disabled using

active safety and inherent stability,

suspension featuring LSA construc-

and body, thanks to special

from the Carrera GT, this proven

the separate ‘TC OFF’ switch.

particularly when cornering.

tion (Light, Stable, Agile). This

features such as metal bearings

technology combines ABD, ASR

lightened design is an important

on the front strut mounts. This

and MSR functionality. Specifically

factor in the exceptional dynamics

reduced elasticity and improved

configured for optimum sports

of each car.

wheel location enable better

performance, Traction Control

weight savings, not least in terms

higher still by pressing the ‘Sport’

handling and turn-in.

Front axle with Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

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Rear axle with Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

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The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Chassis

Wheels and tyres.

The new 911 GT3 RS and 911 GT3

Another benefit of the wheel design

911 GT3 RS, the rear wheels

cornering speeds on dry road

run on one-piece 19-inch GT3

is its inherent strength and rigidity.

have a smaller offset to

surfaces.* In short: even greater

compensate for the wider body.

driving pleasure.

The key to optimum dynamics

wheels featuring anti-theft

(part 2).

protection and wheel centre caps

The wheels run flush with the

with RS or GT3 logo. Despite

exterior of the car and come with

The 19-inch sport tyre was specially

Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPM)

relatively large dimensions, the

special sport tyres as standard.The

developed for the 911 GT3 models.

is available as an option on both

wheels are extremely light

wheel dimensions are 8.5J x 19

Featuring a larger contact patch

models. Any loss of pressure is

thanks to a specially devised alloy

with 235/35 ZR 19 tyres (front)

than comparable 18-inch tyres,

immediately communicated to the

construction. The resulting

and 12J x 19 with 305/30 ZR 19

it offers greater traction under

driver via the on-board computer

reduction in unsprung mass offers

tyres (rear). The rear hubs are

acceleration and braking, greater

display and a separate indicator

a significant improvement in both

fitted with 5-mm spacers creating

precision in both handling and

light. A tyre repair system with

driving dynamics and performance.

a wider track. On the new

manoeuvrability, as well as higher

electric air compressor is included as standard.

19-inch GT3 wheel in contrast colour Black (911 GT3 RS)

* Note: increased risk of aquaplaning due to lower tread profile.

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19-inch GT3 wheel (911 GT3)

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The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Chassis

Porsche Active Suspension

The 911 GT3 models are equipped

A range of sensors are used to

Management (PASM).

with Porsche Active Suspension

monitor the movement of the

Management (PASM) as standard.

body during acceleration, braking

From road to track –

This active damping system offers

and cornering manoeuvres, as

at the push of a button.

continuous adjustment of individual

well as on poor road surfaces.

damping forces based on current

The PASM control unit then

road conditions and driving style.

evaluates this data and modifies the damping force on each

The driver can choose from two

individual wheel in accordance

setup modes, ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’,

with the selected mode. The

using a separate ‘damper’ button

result is a significant reduction in

on the centre console. ‘Normal’

body movement as well as better

mode is designed for general road

grip on the road.

Rebound in ‘Normal’ mode – bypass valve open

Rebound in ‘Sport’ mode – bypass valve closed

Compression in ‘Normal’ mode – bypass valve open

Compression in ‘Sport’ mode – bypass valve closed

driving and circuits with uneven tarmac. ‘Sport’ mode is intended

For example: if ‘Sport’ mode

for smoother track surfaces,

is selected, the suspension is

where the harder settings help

automatically set to a harder

eliminate pitch and roll.

damper rating. If the quality of the track surface falls below a

In either mode, PASM continuously

certain threshold, the system

evaluates the current conditions

immediately changes to a softer

while automatically selecting the

rating within the ‘Sport’ setup

corresponding damper rates from

range. When the quality of the

the respective set of mapped

tarmac improves once more,


PASM automatically returns to the original, harder rating.

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The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Chassis

Steering. Precision at every speed.

The steering system is extremely

An important feature of the

As the wheel is turned harder, the

The intermediate steering shaft is

The result, of course, is an optimum

direct and provides detailed feedback from the road. This high

steering system is the variable-

ratio becomes more direct and

made from aluminium, while the

connection between driver, car

ratio gearing. Around the straight-

the steering more responsive.

protective tube and steering lock

and road. On the new 911 GT3 RS,

level of precision is extremely

ahead position, the ratio is

This variability is particularly

housing are die-cast magnesium.

the standard wheel has a straight-

advantageous in both racing and

less direct, enabling smoother

beneficial in low-speed hairpin

normal road use.

manoeuvres on the motorway.


There is less risk of excessive

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ahead marker at the top of the The standard three-spoke GT3

rim. This provides the driver with

steering wheel features manual

a continuous overview of the steering angle on the front wheels.

steering inputs destabilising

Passive safety is also improved

height and reach adjustment.

the car at high speed. Naturally,

thanks to the collapsible steering

Used in conjunction with the seat

the system provides excellent

column. In the event of frontal

adjustment options, it enables

feedback as well as the usual

impact, the column can deform

every driver to find the ideal


by as much as 100 mm.

seating position.

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I Uprated braking system

Vehicle safety is a fundamental

The new 911 GT3 RS and 911 GT3

excellent torsional rigidity. They

I Porsche Side Impact Protection

requirement for optimum road

have therefore been designed

also benefit from a rigorous testing

and track performance. After

with even greater standards of

programme at the Porsche

I Two full-size front airbags

all, it is only when you have

active and passive safety. Key

Research & Development Centre

I Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake

absolute confidence in a car that

features include uprated brakes,

in Weissach.


(PCCB) – optional

you can fully explore its potential.

race-proven components and a bodyshell structure offering

The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Safety

Active safety: braking system. Matching power with power.

The true quality of a genuine

excellent rigidity, a consistent bite

The system also includes pad-wear

In short: the standard brakes

headlight cleaning. The brightness

sportscar is measured in its

point under heavy braking, and a


provide optimum deceleration,

level achieved with these lights

braking distance.

significant reduction in unsprung weight.

Both 911 GT3 models are

long-term durability and

is approximately double that of

Other standard features include

directional stability on every

conventional halogen units. In both

four-channel ABS (version 8.0)

type of road and track.

dipped and main-beam mode, the

equipped with a powerful standard

The standard steel discs are

offering precision assistance on

braking system featuring a

generously proportioned,

each individual wheel, front and

specially adapted booster. The

measuring 350 mm in diameter at

rear. The ABS response is fast

red-painted calipers feature six

front and rear. All four discs are

and precise, ensuring consistent

pistons at the front and four

internally vented and cross-drilled

deceleration and excellent overall

Another active safety feature

at the rear. All four units have

for optimum performance in the

brake performance.

available for both 911 GT3

a monobloc construction in

wet. Revised brake spoilers help to

models is the optional Bi-Xenon

lightweight aluminium ensuring

maximise cooling and ventilation.

lighting system with integral

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lights are noticeably stronger and provide a more uniform illumination

Bi-Xenon headlights.

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of the road.

The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Safety

The number of cooling channels

the front, and four-piston units

PCCB provides shorter braking

has recently been doubled, while

at the rear. The overall response

distances in even the toughest

a new vent geometry offers a

is fast and precise, with only

road and race conditions.

better flow of air through the

moderate pedal input required.

Excellent fade resistance ensures

disc. With more cooling channels,

Brake performance is further

greater balance when slowing

there are more internal walls

enhanced by the larger

from racing speeds.

creating greater structural stability.

dimensions of the front PCCB

Externally, these modifications

disc, which measures 380 mm

The key advantage of PCCB

are clearly visible in the form of

in diameter.

is the total weight saving of

a modified drill-hole pattern.

approximately 50 % compared Even at high operating tempe-

with metal discs of similar design.

The discs are combined with a

ratures, the thermal resistance

As well as enhancing performance

special brake-pad compound

of the ceramic disc ensures

and fuel economy, this represents

offering rapid deceleration and

excellent dimensional stability.

an enormous reduction in both

consistent friction properties.

The ceramic material is totally

unsprung and rotational mass.

resistant to corrosion and offers

Porsche Ceramic Composite

Both 911 GT3 models are also

compound that is silicated in

Brake (PCCB).

available with an optional racing

a high-vacuum process at

brake system. The Porsche

1,700 ºC. The resulting material

Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

is not only much harder than

has been successfully deployed

steel, but also more resistant to

in a range of race series,

high temperatures.

Lightweight, powerful, robust.

The pads are mounted in six-piston

improved acoustic damping

For more information, see the

monobloc aluminium calipers at


latest PCCB brochure.

including the Porsche Michelin Supercup.

To ensure maximum cooling during extreme brake usage,

At the heart of PCCB is a moulded

the internal vents within each

ceramic disc made from a

disc are subject to a process

specially treated carbon-fibre

of continuous development.

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

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The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Safety

and transverse members (1).

The upper section of each door

Porsche Side Impact

Impact energy is largely

features additional reinforce-

Protection (POSIP).

absorbed, ensuring minimum

ments (3) which enhance the

all statutory requirements in

deformation of the passenger

overall rigidity of the car. In a

The 911 GT3 models are equipped

911 GT3 RS and 911 GT3 include

respect of frontal, side, diagonal,


frontal impact, this upper load

with Porsche Side Impact

an engine immobiliser with in-key

Passive safety.


Adding strength while

The 911 GT3 models comply with

reducing weight.

rear impact and roll-over

Key security features on the new

path (4) helps to channel energy

Protection (POSIP) as standard.

transponder and a comprehensive

Additional features include a

into the sides of the body

Specifically designed to shield

alarm system featuring contact-

highly rigid bulkhead cross-

and thus further protect the

the head and upper body area,

sensitive exterior protection and

The bodyshell structure incorpo-

member (2) made from super

passenger cell. In a minor

it includes side-impact protection

radar-based interior surveillance.

rates a highly resilient passenger

high-strength steel. This element

collision, a system of easily

beams in each of the doors as

The alarm is activated or

cell offering exceptional crash

is designed to absorb impact

replaceable impact absorbers (5)

well as side head airbags for each

deactivated using the standard

protection. At the front of the

forces from the longitudinal

prevents more serious damage

front seat. The generous airbag

key remote.

car, the cell is protected by a

members and thus protect both

to the bodyshell structure.

volume ensures optimum

patented system of longitudinal

front footwells.


protection over the entire seat adjustment range. The 911 GT3

Driver and passenger airbags.




911 GT3

1 5

airbags in the sports seat

Optional protection includes a

Both full-size front airbags have

backrests. The 911 GT3 RS has

factory-fitted preparation enabling

a two-stage inflation capability,

additional impact protection

future installation of a vehicle

with deployment dependent on

padding on the door panels.

tracking system from Porsche Tequipment. In the event of

a low-speed collision, the airbag

Other standard safety features

theft, the system enables remote

is only partially inflated, thereby

on the 911 GT3 models include

tracking of the stolen vehicle

reducing occupant discomfort.

integral head restraints, an energy-

across most European countries.

absorbing steering column,

Requires fitment of higher capacity

height-adjustable three-point seat


belts with pre-tensioners and


force limiters, energy-absorbing

1 5

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Vehicle tracking system.

is also equipped with twin thorax

the nature and force of impact. In


Anti-theft protection.

Sheet steel

structures in the dashboard area

Tailored blanks

and flame-retardant materials

High-strength steel

throughout the interior. In addition,

Super high-strength steel

the new 911 GT3 RS has a bolt-in


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The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Safety

Clubsport package.

trackday or competition use.

mounting bracket (not fitted)

do not have the usual storage

lightweight bucket seats in carbon

finish and do not come with


fibre. These items are standard

thorax airbags. The front

equipment on the 911 GT3 RS.

roll cage element required for

Included with the package are a

and a preparation for a battery

Standard on the new 911 GT3 RS,

bolt-in rear roll cage behind the

master switch available from

a no-cost option on the 911 GT3,

front seats, a six-point racing

Porsche Motorsport. The doors

The Clubsport package is only

Derived from the Carrera GT,

FIA-approved racing events

the Clubsport package provides

harness in red for the driver’s side

are equipped with special

available on the 911 GT3 in

these competition items have a

is also available separately

additional protection during

(not fitted), a fire extinguisher with

impact-absorbent padding and

conjunction with the optional

special flame-retardant fabric

from Porsche Motorsport.

Clubsport package

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· 67 ·


I Three-spoke GT3 steering wheel

Time is something of a luxury in

In the 911 GT3 models, we’ve

In spite of their race-derived

I Automatic air conditioning

racing. Everything must happen

created a driving environment

ergonomic concept, the 911 GT3

I On-board computer

instinctively. Every movement

that’s reduced to the absolute

models are extremely well suited

I CDR-24 CD radio

of the car must be rapid and

essential. Where all instruments

to less demanding driving

precise. Just like every driver

are clearly visible, all controls

scenarios. Fully prepared for


easy to operate.

the challenges of the track, they are equally enjoyable in everyday road use.

The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Comfort


Interior of 911 GT3 with PCM, Chrono Package Plus and other optional equipment



on trackday and competition use.

positioned and clearly visible,

including average fuel consumption,

column, with information displayed

Take the instrument cluster, for

this arrow-shaped indicator is

average speed, range till empty,

in the instrument cluster.

Perfect integration of man and

The new 911 GT3 RS and

example: the central rev counter

automatically illuminated when an

journey time and external


911 GT3 are uncompromising

featuring GT3 logo and titanium-

upward gearshift is required.

temperature. It can also be used to

Other standard features include

driving machines. Their character

coloured dial has a higher rev

The result: optimum acceleration.

view data from the optional Tyre

automatic air conditioning with

is expressed in a powerful

limit in excess of 8,400 rpm. All

Pressure Monitoring (TPM) as well

active carbon filter. This can be

combination of design, technology

instrument needles and dial

as the timing system featured in

omitted on the 911 GT3 RS to

and sound.

markings are coloured yellow for

the Chrono Package and Chrono

achieve an additional weight saving

Package Plus (both optional). The

of around 20 kg.

On-board computer.

easy visibility. The central dial The interior of each car has been

has an upshift light for the first

The on-board computer provides

computer is operated using a

completely upgraded with a focus

time on either model. Centrally

a wide range of information,

control stalk on the steering

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The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Comfort

Lightweight bucket seats. Standard on the 911 GT3 RS, optional on the 911 GT3, these carbon-fibre bucket seats are derived from the Carrera GT. The racing design includes manual fore/aft adjustment and provides exceptional lateral support. Weighing around 20 kg in total, the overall saving compared with the standard sports seats is approximately 24 kg.

If ordered in conjunction with the Clubsport package (standard on 911 GT3 RS), the lightweight bucket seats have a flameretardant fabric finish.

Interior of 911 GT3 with PCM, Chrono Package Plus and other optional equipment

Interior materials.

All seat designs – other than

Steering wheel.

with the Clubsport package

straight-ahead marker at the

Adaptive sports seats.

top of the rim.

There are two high-quality

(standard on 911 GT3 RS) –

The three-spoke GT3 steering

materials in the 911 GT3 models

feature genuine leather with

wheel has an Alcantara rim as

that reflect their sporting

Alcantara centres. The standard

well as manual height and reach

credentials: genuine leather

black seat belts are a three-

adjustment. A three-spoke sports

and Alcantara. The benefits of

point design with integral pre-

steering wheel in a choice of

The standard sports seat in the

adjustable side bolsters on the

Alcantara include exceptional

tensioners and force limiters.

standard or padded smooth-finish

911 GT3 has a firmly upholstered

backrest and squab. The result:

grip and can therefore be

They are also available in three

leather is also available as a

construction featuring an

precision support when cornering

found wherever optimum hand

optional colours: Silver Grey,

no-cost option. On the 911 GT3 RS,

integral thorax airbag in the

on the track as well as greater

contact is required.

Guards Red and Speed Yellow.

the standard wheel has a

outer backrest side bolster.

comfort on long-distance journeys.

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This alternative seat option for the 911 GT3 features full electric

Sports seats.

adjustment of height and fore/aft position, as well as electrically

· 73 ·

Lightweight bucket seat

The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Comfort

Chrono Package.

analysed using the performance

Sound Package Plus.

display in PCM. The information This optional package is a

available includes time elapsed

The 911 GT3 is also available with

valuable addition to the 911 GT3

and distance travelled on the

the optional Sound Package Plus.

models for trackday and

current lap, as well as the number

This analogue system replaces the

competition use. Available in

of laps completed and their

internal linear amplifier in the

conjunction with the CDR-24

respective times. You can also

CDR-24 audio system or PCM with

CD radio, it includes a swivel-

view the current fastest lap and

an external amplifier in the

mounted analogue and digital

remaining range till empty. Driving

luggage compartment. Offering

timer unit which is centrally

times can be recorded for any

235 Watts through a total of nine

located on the dashboard. All

stretch of road, and benchmark

speakers, this powerful package is

functions are easily accessible

times can be defined. Other

perfectly matched to the unique

via the control stalk for the on-

useful features include a personal

interior acoustics of the 911 GT3.

board computer. Analogue dials

memory function, controlled

measure hours, minutes and

via PCM, which stores personal

seconds, while a separate digital

preferences for a range of

field displays whole seconds,

systems, including lights, wipers,

tenths and one hundredths of a

door locks and air conditioning.

second. A second digital display runs in parallel in the instrument cluster.

CDR-24 CD radio.

Porsche Communication

satellite navigation and optional

Management (PCM).

telephone module. The CD drive

The standard CDR-24 CD radio

Chrono Package Plus.

is MP3-compatible. On vehicles

comes with four loudspeakers,

This multimedia system is an

equipped with the optional Chrono

The optional Chrono Package

CD drive and twin FM tuners with

optional alternative to the standard

Package Plus, PCM provides easy

Plus is only available in conjunc-

RDS frequency diversity. Up to

CD radio. Special features include

access to the performance display

tion with Porsche Communication

20 FM and 10 MW presets can

satellite navigation and a high-

and memory function.

Management (PCM). The system

be defined. Dynamic Autostore

resolution colour display with 16:9

combines an analogue and digital

provides the nine strongest signals

aspect ratio. PCM is an integrated

timer unit with a range of useful

at any time.

package featuring radio, CD drive,

functions. Lap or journey times

audio controls, on-board computer,

can be viewed, stored and

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Chrono Package timer unit

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I More than 85 % recyclability

Developing a car like the new

required to deliver this capability

lower noise and optimum

I All plastics labelled for easy recycling

911 GT3 RS or 911 GT3 presents

within strict environmental

recyclability of materials. Added

I Approx. 20 % alloy metals

a fundamental engineering


to these is another traditional

I Asbestos-free

challenge. While the primary

I CFC-free

objectives are technological

Key objectives in this respect

longevity of the car itself. After all,

I Eco-friendly water-based paints

excellence and superlative race

include better fuel economy, lower

a longer service life represents the

performance, they are also

emissions, economical servicing,

best possible use of resources.

Porsche quality: the ultimate

The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Environment

positive impact on overall fuel

the Euro 4 standard in the

economy. Approximately 20 %

European Union and LEV II

of each 911 GT3 model is made

regulations in the United States.

The 911 GT3 models comply with

from lightweight alloy metals.

The technologies used to achieve

all noise regulations worldwide.

This proportion is, in fact, greater

this compliance include twin

Rather than resorting to engine

than on many so-called aluminium

catalytic converters and twin

encapsulation, we’ve eliminated


oxygen sensor circuits.

noise at source. All that remains


are the powerful acoustics you’d

Uncompromising performance? Naturally.

The new 911 GT3 RS and the

One pair of sensors is used to

expect from a thoroughbred

911 GT3 are exclusively

monitor the oxygen levels in


constructed from modern, eco-

each of the twin exhaust tracts.

friendly components. They

An additional pair of sensors –

are entirely free of asbestos

again, one on each tract – is

and CFCs, as well as parts

located downstream from the

manufactured using CFCs.

catalytic converters.* This

The fuel supply system offers

information is used by the engine

a further reduction in the

Water-based paints are used

management system to monitor

evaporation of hydrocarbons.

throughout each car, thus

the efficiency of the catalysts.

This is achieved through a

Fuel system.

reducing dependence on

combination of large-format active carbon filter and specially

Porsche has existed as a

In the unlikely event that recycling

chemical solvents in both

sportscar manufacturer for well

is required, more than 85 % of

production and subsequent

over 50 years. More than two

all materials on the new 911 GT3


thirds of all the cars we’ve ever

models can be successfully

built are still on the road – or

converted using current recycling

track – today. The chances that a

coated fuel tank. All fuel lines


are made from robust aluminium, Longer service intervals are not

while those carrying vapours

In short, these are cars in which

only easier on resources, they

feature multi-layer plastic.

techniques. All synthetic compo-

environmental protection is

also reduce ownership costs. The

Porsche will ever need recycling

nents are clearly labelled, while

an integral part of the design.

service intervals are as follows:

are therefore extremely small.

the variety of these materials has

engine oil every 12,000 miles or

This exceptional durability is key

been reduced.

two years; oil filter, air filter and

to the Porsche philosophy and

Exhaust emission control.

spark plugs every 24,000 miles

our ongoing commitment to the

Another important consideration


during the development process

The new 911 GT3 RS and

48,000 miles. The factory-filled

was, of course, weight reduction.

911 GT3 comply with all global

coolant never needs replacing

The resulting design has a very

emissions legislation, including

at all.

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or four years; fuel filter every

*Not featured in markets with leaded fuel.

· 79 ·


I Exterior

Some high-performance cars

Each one has a quality of character

carefully selected range of

I Chassis

are designed primarily for the

that is both highly individual and

performance and styling

I Interior

road, others primarily for the

unmistakably Porsche. Naturally,

enhancements for every area

The 911 GT3 is available in

I Audio and communication

racetrack. Very few combine

you can create your own inter-

of your car.

a choice of four standard solid

both capabilities as successfully

pretation with a choice of

colours, six optional metallic

as the new 911 GT3 RS and the

equipment options. Over the

colours and seven optional special

The new 911 GT3 RS is available

911 GT3.

following pages, you’ll find a

colours. The interior is available

in Arctic Silver Metallic or

in standard black trim, optional

Black as standard. Alternatively,


black leather and optional

you have the option of Orange

Dark Grey natural leather. Each

or Green. Depending on which

combines elegantly with

exterior colour you choose, the

the various exterior options.

contrast colour is Orange or Black. The interior in the new 911 GT3 RS is also Black.

911 GT3 RS: Arctic Silver Metallic with Orange as contrast colour

911 GT3 RS: Black with Orange as contrast colour

911 GT3 RS: Orange with Black as contrast colour

911 GT3 RS: Green with Black as contrast colour

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The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Personalisation

Colours: 911 GT3.

Solid exterior colours.

Colours: 911 GT3 RS.

Metallic exterior colours.

Special exterior colours.

Standard interior colours.

Standard exterior colours/



Roll-cage colour.

colour 2.



Basalt Black Metallic

Meteor Grey Metallic

Slate Grey Metallic

Dark Olive Metallic


Arctic Silver Metallic

Guards Red

Arctic Silver Metallic

Cobalt Blue Metallic

GT Silver Metallic

Lagoon Green Metallic

Natural leather/Alcantara interior.





schwarz Orange

Special exterior colours/ Carrara White

Midnight Blue Metallic

Lapis Blue Metallic

Speed Yellow

Atlas Grey Metallic

Pine Green Metallic

Carmon Red Metallic

Dark Grey1


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Not in conjunction with optional Clubsport package.






· 84 ·

Roll-cage colour.

colour 2.


3 1




Standard interior colour.

Used for side strips (with GT3 RS logo), exterior mirrors, wing end-plates and wheels. Introduction planned for 10/2006. Introduction planned for 11/2006.

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The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Personalisation

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Wheel painted in exterior colour

911 GT3

911 GT3 RS


I no.





• Special colours


84, 85

• Bi-Xenon lighting system with headlight cleaning


61, 86

• Deletion of model designation



• Grey top tint on windscreen


• Automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors with integrated rain sensor


• Electric slide/tilt sunroof


Option • Metallic paint*

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911 GT3 RS

Bi-Xenon headlight

911 GT3


I no.



62, 87


• Wheels painted silver



• Wheels painted in exterior colour (includes wheel centres





Option • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) • Wheel centres with full-colour Porsche Crest

with full-colour Porsche Crest)** • Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPM)

* 911 GT3 RS: Arctic Silver Metallic only. ** Introduction planned for 10/2006. Some of the vehicles illustrated feature additional modifications not described here. For more information, please consult your Porsche Centre. • extra-cost option • standard equipment W no-cost option For more information on the options presented here, please refer to the 911 GT3/911 GT3 RS price list.

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The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Personalisation

Lightweight bucket seat

Adaptive sports seat

Option • Clubsport package

911 GT3 RS

911 GT3


I no.



12, 66,

Bolt-in roll-over bar at rear, preparation for battery master switch.


Supplied ready to install: six-point racing harness in red for driver’s side,


911 GT3 RS

Clubsport package

911 GT3


I no.

• Cruise control


• Instrument dials in Guards Red with GT3 logo*


• Preparation for vehicle tracking system



• Adaptive sports seats


73, 89

• Lightweight bucket seats


in carbon fibre for driver and passenger.

Clubsport package

Only available in conjunction with lightweight bucket seats in carbon fibre • Deletion of air conditioning



• Roll-cage in Black



88 * Introduction planned for 10/2006. • extra-cost option • standard equipment W no-cost option For more information on the options presented here, please refer to the 911 GT3/911 GT3 RS price list.

· 88 ·

67, 73, 89

Flame-retardant fabric finish if ordered in conjunction with

fire extinguisher (with mounting bracket).


· 89 ·

The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Personalisation

Porsche Crest embossed on head restraint

3-spoke sports steering wheel in smooth-finish leather

Option • Seat heating

• Seat belts in Silver Grey/Guards Red/Speed Yellow

911 GT3 RS

911 GT3


I no.


XSH/XSX/ 66, 88



911 GT3 RS

Leather interior package in natural leather (Dark Grey)

911 GT3

Interior: leather.

I no.

• Leather interior package in Black


• Leather interior package in natural leather (Dark Grey)



• Extended trim package (dashboard) in leather



• Extended trim package (doors) in leather**



• 3-spoke sports steering wheel in smooth-finish leather





• 3-spoke sports steering wheel in smooth-finish leather, padded




• Porsche Crest embossed on head restraints




XSY • Rear centre console painted


• Fire extinguisher*


• Sports-style footrest


• Floor mats with leather edging and Porsche logo, set of two


· 90 ·

(only available in conjunction with sports seats) 88

• Rear centre console in leather

* 911 GT3 RS: special design for club racing use. ** Introduction planned for 10/2006. • extra-cost option • standard equipment W no-cost option For more information on the options presented here, please refer to the 911 GT3/911 GT3 RS price list.

· 91 ·


The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Personalisation


Chrono Package Plus

I no.

• Carbon interior package*


• Extended trim package in carbon*



• Rear centre console in carbon



• Outer door-sill guards in carbon with GT3* or GT3 RS** logo


911 GT3

911 GT3 RS

Interior: carbon.


* Introduction planned for 10/2006. ** Introduction planned for 12/2006.

· 92 ·

Page 92

911 GT3 RS

Carbon interior trim

911 GT3

Audio and communication.

I no.



74, 93


• Telephone preparation (not in conjunction with PCM)


• Sound Package Plus (additional amplifier with 9 loudspeakers)



• Chrono Package



• Chrono Package Plus (only in conjunction with PCM)


75, 93

• External antenna




• Factory collection


Option • PCM with satellite navigation • Telephone module for PCM

• extra-cost option • standard equipment W no-cost option For more information on the options presented here, please refer to the 911 GT3/911 GT3 RS price list.

· 93 ·


I American Le Mans Series

As you would expect, the new

With little or no modification,

with the Porsche Sportfahrschule

I Porsche Michelin Supercup

911 GT3 models are both

both the new 911 GT3 RS and

(Porsche Sport Driving School).

I Porsche Carrera Cup

comfortable and practical in

the 911 GT3 can be driven to a

Events are held at some of the

I Porsche Sports Cup

everyday road use. Equally

racetrack and experienced at

world’s leading circuits and offer

I Porsche Club motorsport

impressive is their inherent

their full potential. You can also

the ideal environment in which

I Porsche Sportfahrschule

suitability as trackday or

participate in the driver training

to develop your skills in the

competition cars.

courses under expert instruction

911 GT3 RS or 911 GT3.

The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Motorsport

Every Porsche is designed

American Le Mans Series.

In the space of seven years,

Since the 2006 season, Porsche

Originally instigated by Porsche

continued success for Porsche in the ALMS.

Porsche customer teams have

has competed in the ALMS with

Cars North America and Porsche

Founded in 1999, the American

claimed driver, team and

a specially developed customer

Motorsport North America, the

Some more extreme

Le Mans Series (ALMS) is now

manufacturer titles in the GT

prototype. The RS Spyder is

arrival of the RS Spyder means that

than others.

well established as the leading

racing class. Porsche has

the first non production-based

Porsche is the only manufacturer

US championship for prototype

provided factory support for

Porsche to enter competition

that is represented in both the

and GT racing.

numerous customer teams

since the Le Mans-winning

GT and prototype classes. This

running the 911 GT3 RSR.

911 GT1 in 1998.

two-fold commitment promises

for the road.

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The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Motorsport

At Porsche, our role is to prepare

Porsche Carrera Cup.

the cars for the customer teams, to administer the respective

Since its inception in 1990, the

championship series, and to

Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland

provide trackside support for

has become one of the fastest

drivers, teams and partners.

national one-make championships in the world.

Porsche Michelin Supercup.

Today, it’s established as a key support series on the German

The Porsche Michelin Supercup

Touring Car Masters (DTM)

is the world’s fastest international

calendar. The DTM is widely hailed

one-make championship. Since

not only for the standard of racing

1993, it has been a leading support

action, but also for the quality of

series on the Formula One World

the overall programme at every

Championship calendar.

race weekend. Each event offers a close-up view of the world of

In addition to the nine European

professional motorsport.

rounds of the F1 season, the Supercup series can also be found

The nine-race season is held

at selected races overseas.

at venues in Germany and neighbouring countries.

The driver line-up includes a number of established personalities as

For more information, call +49 (0)711 911-84041.

Porsche one-make

of our customer teams with

sprints held as support races at

Every race is ultimately decided

well as promising young stars


identically specified cars.

major international race events.

by the talent and performance

of the future. Renowned for its

Porsche currently runs seven

of the individual drivers and teams.

competitiveness, the 12-race

The aim of every one-make

The 911 GT3 Cup develops 400 bhp,

Carrera Cup championships, from

With all competitors running

season attracts an average

championship is to provide a

weighs just 1,120 kg, and is

Australia to France, as well as

identical cars, hard-fought racing

audience at each event of more

platform for racing where

closely based on the road-going

the world’s fastest international

of the highest quality is always

than 120,000 spectators.

individual talent can excel. This

GT3 models. Championship

one-make race series, the


is achieved by supplying each

rounds consist of 30 to 40-minute

Porsche Michelin Supercup.

For more information, call +49 (0)711 911-84096.

· 98 ·

· 99 ·

The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Motorsport

enthusiasts. Today, there are

Leipzig as well as many

more than 550 of these official

well-known circuits around the

associations, with approximately

world, e.g., Hockenheim, the

115,000 members in more than

Nürburgring, Imola and Magny-

60 countries worldwide. The

Cours. All courses are conducted

Porsche Club organisation is

by experienced Porsche

one of the largest and longest


established automotive bodies in the world.

For more information, call +49 (0)711 911-78315.

For more information, call +49 (0)711 911-78307.

Porsche Sportfahrschule. The Porsche Sportfahrschule (Porsche Sport Driving School) offers a range of training courses for both on and off-road driving as well as safety on ice. Each event provides a unique opportunity to The Sports Cup programme

choice of two test events. In

includes driving technique and

contrast to racing, where the

In 2005, Porsche introduced

consistency tests, sprint race

arbiter is speed, the aim of these

The privately run Porsche Club

own car or a loan vehicle supplied

another exciting race series:

events (racing licence required)

events is to drive as consistently

network organises numerous race

by Porsche. Courses are available

the Porsche Sports Cup. Each

and, as the high point of the

as possible, thereby improving

meetings and championship series

for all proficiency levels from

two-day meeting offers a range

weekend, an endurance race with

your driving technique.

with a wide range of opportunities

beginner to advanced, including

of events with a number of

mandatory pit stop and driver

for private entrants. The first

final preparation for a racing

different classes for both road-

swap. For those who do not yet

Porsche Club was established in

licence. Events are held at our

going and race-only cars.

hold a racing licence, there is a

1952 by a small group of Porsche

FIA-approved test track at Porsche

Porsche Sports Cup.

· 100 ·

Porsche Club motorsport.

develop your skills and explore the full capability of either your

· 101 ·

The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Motorsport

Here in Weissach, we are also

For more information,

responsible for coordinating the

call +49 (0)711 911-84113 or 84114.

various exhibitions of Porsche racing cars around the world. We can also supply you with parts, kits and accessories for your Porsche as well as expert advice on racing regulations – even for classic Porsche vehicles.

Customer service at the racetrack. To help you make the most of your new 911 GT3 RS or 911 GT3, we can provide specialist advice on setting up your car to suit individual circuit characteristics. Our mobile technicians can assist with gear ratio selection, aerodynamics and the various suspension setup options. We can also help with any technical

Porsche Motorsport

possible customer service. Our

customer service.

specialist support is available

Customer service in Weissach.

We can also provide you with

problems that may occur during

specialist technical assistance for

a race. At selected endurance

at the Porsche R&D Centre in

Your new 911 GT3 RS or 911 GT3

both national and international

events, you can even request

As a Porsche Motorsport

Weissach, Germany, as well as

can be ordered direct from your

competition. From vehicle setup

your own dedicated team of

customer, you already enjoy one

trackside, anywhere in the world.

Porsche Centre. Race-only cars,

to modifications to your Porsche,

Porsche mechanics. We also

of the finest racing cars in the

such as the 911 GT3 Cup, are

our Motorsport department can

stock a full range of replacement

world. Our aim is to match that

exclusively available from the

offer all the support that you or


performance with the best

Porsche R&D Centre in Weissach.

your team require.

· 102 ·

· 103 ·

Porsche Centres

Porsche Assistance

Porsche Financial Services

Porsche Exclusive

Porsche Tequipment

Porsche Design

Your Porsche Centre can assist

Our Europe-wide breakdown and

Our innovative suite of financial

Realise your vision of the perfect

Personalise your Porsche at any

Driver’s Selection

you with every aspect of acquiring

accident recovery service has a

services is specially tailored to

Porsche with our factory cus-

time with the Tequipment range of

With products ranging from

and owning your Porsche. You will

wide range of benefits for Porsche

the needs of Porsche owners.

tomisation programme. Options

approved accessories. Designed

fashion and accessories to

also find a wide range of products

owners. Membership is free when

Products range from attractive

range from styling enhancements

exclusively for your car, every

tailored luggage, this unique

and services, including genuine

you buy a new Porsche.

finance and leasing options

to technical upgrades. All modi-

product is compatible with your

collection combines quality

to vehicle insurance and the

fications are specially handcrafted

vehicle warranty.

and style with exceptional

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for your Porsche.

Porsche parts and accessories.



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Ask your Porsche Centre for the latest brochures from Porsche Exclusive, Porsche Tequipment, Porsche Design Driver’s Selection and the Porsche Driving Experience. · 105 ·


I Passion

The 911 GT3 models. Visually and

Their performance on the

for both of these applications.

I Motorsport

technically, few other cars convey

racetrack is simply exceptional.

Eminently practical, their quality

I Practicality

the power, potential and essence

Their athleticism on the road,

of engineering leaves no doubt

of the sportscar so immediately,

even more so. Each is devised

as to their origin: motorsport.

so completely or with so much

with intelligence and passion


The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Technical data

Technical data 911 GT3

911 GT3 RS

Engine Cylinders





Max. power (DIN)

305 kW (415 bhp)

305 kW (415 bhp)


7,600 rpm

7,600 rpm

Max. torque

405 Nm

405 Nm


5,500 rpm

5,500 rpm

Compression ratio






Transmission Rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive

Manual gearbox




Rear axle

McPherson-strut suspension

LSA multi-link suspension

McPherson-strut suspension

LSA multi-link suspension

Variable steering ratio,

power-assisted (hydraulic)

power-assisted (hydraulic)

Turning circle

10.9 m

10.9 m


6-piston monobloc aluminium fixed

6-piston monobloc aluminium fixed

calipers at front, 4-piston monobloc

calipers at front, 4-piston monobloc

aluminium fixed calipers at rear, discs

aluminium fixed calipers at rear, discs

internally vented and cross-drilled

internally vented and cross-drilled

Anti-lock braking system

ABS 8.0

ABS 8.0


Front: 8.5J x 19 ET 53

Front: 8.5J x 19 ET 53

Rear: 12J x 19 ET 68

Rear: 12J x 19 ET 51


Unladen weight (DIN)

1,395 kg

1,375 kg

Unladen weight (EC)*

1,470 kg

1,450 kg

Permissible gross weight

1,680 kg

1,680 kg

Top speed

310 km/h (193 mph)

310 km/h (193 mph)

0 –100 km/h (0 –62 mph)

4.3 secs

4.2 secs

0 –160 km/h (0 –99 mph)

8.7 secs

8.5 secs

6.2 secs

6.1 secs


19.8 l/100 km (14.3 mpg)

19.8 l/100 km (14.3 mpg)

Extra urban

8.9 l/100 km (31.7 mpg)

8.9 l/100 km (31.7 mpg)


12.8 l/100 km (22.1 mpg)

12.8 l/100 km (22.1 mpg)

CO2 emissions

307 g/km

307 g/km


4,445 mm

4,460 mm


1,808 mm

1,852 mm


1,280 mm

1,280 mm


2,355 mm

2,360 mm

Luggage compartment volume

105 litres

105 litres

Tank capacity (refill volume)

90 litres

90 litres

Drag coefficient




(50 –75 mph) in 5th gear Fuel consumption/emissions In accordance with 80/1268/EC

Variable steering ratio,


911 GT3 RS

Flexibility 80 –120 km/h


Front axle

911 GT3 Weights

Front: 235/35 ZR 19

Front: 235/35 ZR 19

Rear: 305/30 ZR 19

Rear: 305/30 ZR 19

· 108 ·


*The unladen weight (EC) complies with the relevant EC Directives and is valid for standard specification vehicles only. Some items of optional equipment can increase this weight. The figure specified above includes 68 kg representing the driver and 7 kg for luggage.

· 109 ·

The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Technical data

Transmission • 6-speed manual gearbox with dual-mass flywheel and cable linkage • Short-throw gearshift • Interchangeable gear ratios for competition use • Steel baulk rings on gears 3-5 • Gearbox cooled via dedicated oil cooler and spray lubrication • Limited-slip differential with asymmetrical lock factor • Traction Control (TC)

Chassis • Ride height lowered by approximately 30 mm compared with standard 911 Carrera • Modified front and rear axle kinematics • Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) offering continuous adjustment of damping forces • Adjustable setup options for competition use (ride height, camber, toe angle) • Adjustable anti-roll bars with diameter selected for competition use • Specially selected spring and damper rates • Power steering with variable steering ratio • Uprated braking system with 6-piston monobloc aluminium fixed calipers at front • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) as option • Lightweight 19-inch GT3 wheels featuring centre caps with GT3 logo

Technical data: 911 GT3.

• Sport tyres • Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPM) as option

Engine • 6-cylinder boxer engine, naturally aspirated, 4 valves per cylinder, water-cooled • Specific output (approx.): 85 kW/l (115 bhp/l)


• Dry-sump lubrication system ensuring consistent oil pressure under all load conditions

• Aerodynamically refined body generating positive downforce

• Reduced oscillating masses in rotating assembly and valvegear

• Aluminium doors and luggage compartment lid

(lightweight pistons and titanium connecting rods, lightweight tappets and valves)

• Rear lid with 2 air collector intakes, fixed bi-plane wing and GT3 logo

• Maximum engine speed: 8,400 rpm

• Fuel tank capacity: 90 litres

• VarioCam variable valve timing on inlet side (rpm/load-dependent)

• Lightweight bucket seats in carbon fibre as option

• Motronic ME7.8 electronic engine management system

• 6 airbags: 2 full-size front airbags, 2 head airbags in door panels,

• Variable intake manifold with 2 resonance valves

2 thorax airbags in seat side bolsters

• Sports exhaust system with 2 central tailpipes • Emissions compliance: Euro 4/LEV II · 110 ·

· 111 ·

The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Technical data

Bodyshell • Body 44 mm wider across rear axle • Modified front lip spoiler • Plastic rear screen • Large rear wing in lightweight carbon fibre • Side strips (with GT3 RS logo), exterior mirrors, wing end-plates, wheels and roll cage in contrasting colour • Rear lid with GT3 RS logo

Interior • Black interior • Clubsport package as standard: – Bolt-in roll cage at rear – Impact protection padding on doors instead of storage compartments – Preparation for battery master switch – 6-point racing harness for driver’s side (not fitted) – Fire extinguisher with mounting bracket (not fitted) • Lightweight bucket seats in carbon fibre with flame-retardant fabric finish • 4 airbags: 2 full-size front airbags, 2 head airbags in door panels • Straight-ahead marker on steering wheel rim

Technical data: 911 GT3 RS.

• RS logo on outer door-sill guards and rear wall The 911 GT3 RS has an identical specification to the 911 GT3 (see pages 110/111) with the following exceptions and additions:

Transmission • 6-speed manual gearbox with single-mass flywheel and cable linkage

Chassis • Special suspension setup for competition use • Split wishbones on rear axle • Lightweight 19-inch GT3 wheels featuring centre caps with RS logo

· 112 ·

· 113 ·

The new 911 GT3 RS and the 911 GT3 | Index


A ABS 8.0

C 61



Catalytic converters


Flywheel, dual-mass



Flywheel, single-mass


Fuel system



14, 26


Air collector intakes

19, 31

Chrono Package


Air conditioning, automatic


Chrono Package Plus


Air intake manifold


Clubsport package







Gearbox, manual

Alarm system




American Le Mans Series


Anti-theft protection



Audio system



Axle, front


Differential, limited-slip


Axle, rear





Interior Interior materials



Porsche Active Suspension





Seats, lightweight bucket


Seats, sports



104 79

70, 32

Porsche Carrera Cup


Sound Package Plus


Porsche Ceramic Composite



Porsche Communication

62 101

Sport tyres




Steering wheel


Bi-Xenon lighting system






Management (PCM)







Lubrication, dry-sump


Porsche Michelin Supercup


Technical data

Braking system


Exhaust emission control


Porsche motorsport activities 94

Traction Control


Exhaust sensors


Porsche Motorsport



Exhaust system


customer service

Exhaust system, sports


Porsche one-make championships



Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPM)


Porsche Side Impact Protection (POSIP)

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Seats, adaptive sports


Porsche Club racing

Vehicle tracking system



Brake (PCCB)



Management (PASM)







S 71

P Personalisation



O On-board computer

I 14, 31




Porsche Sportfahrschule


Porsche Sports Cup


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The models featured in this publication are approved for road use in Germany. Some items of equipment are available as extracost options only. The availability of models and options may vary from market to market due to local restrictions and regulations. For information on standard and optional equipment, please consult your Porsche Centre.

Porsche reserves the right to alter specifications and other product information without prior notice. Colours may differ from those illustrated. Errors and omissions excepted.

Porsche, the Porsche Crest, 911, Carrera, Tequipment, PCCB and PCM are registered trademarks of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG.

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG Porscheplatz 1 D-70435 Stuttgart

Edition: 07/06 Printed in Germany WVK 227 020 07 E/WW

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