Porsche 911/991 GT3 MK I Club Sport - Solgt 2+2 seater sports car 3.8-litre, 6 cylinders
- Km50 Km
- ColourSilver metallic
- Colour interiorBlack
- Model details2+2 seater sports car
- Engine3.8-litre, 6 cylinders
- Power475 hp at 8,250 rpm
- Torque430 Nm at 6,250 rpm
- Acceleration 0-60 mph3.5 sec.
- Gearbox7-speed PDK automatic
- Top speed315 km/h
- Production period2013-2016
- Total producedApprox. 3100
991 is the Porsche internal model code for the seventh generation of the iconic Porsche 911. It was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013 as a replacement for the 997 model. The 991 is not merely a facelift, it is a completely new platform, only the third since the original 911 made its début in 1963 (the second new platform was the 996 in 1999). In principle, the engine is based on the unit fitted in the Carrera S, but they actually only have a few parts in common. Many components, such as the crankshaft and valve train, were specially designed for the GT3. The pistons are also specially designed with titanium components to allow the engine to reach up to 9,000 rpm.
Porsche’s chief designer, Michael Mauer, was sparing in his revision of the car’s predecessors. The model is, of course, more rounded, and LED lights have been added, but the basic shape is unmistakably the 911’s, even though the 991 is larger than the 997 and has a longer wheelbase, which benefits cabin dimensions.
The 991 GT3 was introduced in 2012 and, for the first time in RS history, it could only be ordered with automatic PDK transmission. The PDK is a dual clutch transmission based on the sequential, manual transmission used in racing cars. Active control of the rear wheels was also available as an option. According to Porsche, this gives a better steering dynamic than before. The speed of the car dictates whether the rear wheels steer in the same direction as the front wheels or slightly in the opposite direction.
The Club Sport version was specially designed to meet motor sport homologation requirements without the need for retrofits. Consequently, the car has a roll cage bolted directly onto the chassis and no side airbags. Instead of leather seats, the Club Sport has carbon fibre bucket seats covered in fire retardant fabric. And in addition to the red, three-point seat belts, the driver’s seat in the Club Sport model has a red, six-point seat belt. For safety, the car is fitted with a fire extinguisher, which is mounted on a separate support, and it is prepared for a battery master button.
Production ended in early 2014 due to two cases in Europe of the car bursting into flames and burning out completely. Porsche notified all 785 registered owners of the 991 GT3 and asked them not to use the car before Porsche technicians had investigated the fault. The fault was due to a sub-supplier’s manufacturing defect in some aluminium bolts. Porsche offered to replace the engine in all of the vehicles without charge and owners were given an extra year’s guarantee.
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