2014 Porsche 911 GT3


The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 has been revealed before the official premiere at Geneva Autoshow. Details are still limited, here's what they expect: Normally aspirated 3.8-liters flat six with 475bHP, featuring Porsche's dual-clutch PDK transmission. A more aggressive body kit with a lower stance. Also marks the first time Porsche has fitted one of their cars with active rear-wheel steering.



The 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 has gone round the Nurburgring Nordschleife in under 7:30 and the big news, it's fitted with PDK transmission.

The normally-aspirated 3.8-litre flat six engine develops 475 hp, hits the rev limiter at 9,000rpm, a seven-speed PDK double-clutch box. Accelerating from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds and won't take long to hit it's top speed at 196 mph for a mere £100,540 ($130,400 US)




THE PDK:
The dual-clutch PDK gearbox has been specially designed for the GT3 and features:
  • 7 Speed gearbox
  • 100 milliseconds shifts, one of the fastest
  • There are two modes: manual or adaptive shift - the first time you can get full auto on a GT3
  • Designed to feel more like a sequential gearbox, therefore will not be shifting up and down, like many other systems.
  • Flappy paddles can be used to dis-engage the clutch (clutch kick) - Pull both paddles and have fun






Rear Wheel Steering
911 GT3 includes active rear-wheel steering: There's two electro-mechanical actuators in the rear of the car that can vary the steering angle by up to 1.5 degrees, depending on your speed. Up to 31 mph it'll steer in the opposite direction of the fronts, effectively shortening the wheelbase by around 150mm. 

This makes the car more agile, feel smaller through a virtual reduction of the wheel base by 400mm (20cm).

First time, a Porsche is looking good to us.