Car Of The Week – Our Porsche 911 GT3 (992)

Every generation since the first iteration of the Porsche 911 GT3, which appeared in 1999,  has been the answer. The one that every car fanatic may ask: which is the best all-around sports car? Yes, it’s a bit predictable, but it’s not the Porsche 911’s fault that this is indeed the world’s best sports car. Marinaded in Porsche’s monumental motorsport expertise, the GT3 is the sweetest of sweet spots and equally ravishing on road and track.

And, of course, Porsche has gone to astonishing lengths to keep the hardcore faithful happy with this GT3 iteration. The engine is naturally aspirated, has little in common with the unit found elsewhere in the 992 range and has a lot to do with the one used in the GT3 Cup racing car. Power is up from the last-generation car, and it’ll accelerate to 62mph in 3.4 seconds and onto a top speed of 198mph.

It’s also worth knowing from the outset that for the 992 generation, the GT3 feels more committed than the 991. That was a car you could envisage using every day. The 992 is a slightly firmer machine. You’re always aware you’re driving something that would rather be tearing around. It is unbelievably good at that. However, the cabin quality and fixtures give the GT3 great habitability; plus, there’s a wide range of options, the majority of which our own car has. Finished in Artic Grey and has only covered 3,150 miles from new.

In a world that has looked and felt very far from certain in recent years, it’s a relief to know that our own car is in exceptionally good condition. And it’s so addictive you’ll want to get straight back into it a moment after stepping out of it. Gripping.

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