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Fires Force Porsche to Issue Urgent Warning

911 GT3 drivers told to “stop using their vehicles.”

by on Feb.20, 2014

The new GT3 is the most powerful naturally-aspirated 911 Porsche has ever produced.

A pair of unexplained fires has led Porsche to issue an urgent warning to owners of the maker’s new 911 GT3 supercar: “stop using (your) car” until the maker can figure out what’s wrong.

Unveiled at the New York Auto Show last year, only about 785 of the GT3 models have been built, with even fewer actually delivered since they began rolling into showrooms last month. Priced at $130,400, they’re among the most powerful cars the German maker has ever sold.  But it may be awhile before buyers will be able to experience that performance.

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According to a Porsche spokesman, two GT3 models, one sold in Italy, the other in Switzerland, “went up in flames” in recent days.  Each of them had less than 20 miles on their odometers. The problem, TheDetroitBureau.com was advised, “seems to be engine-related,” possibly the result of an oil leak.

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Porsche 911 GT3 Makes NY Debut

Track performance and on-road manners.

by on Mar.27, 2013

The new Porsche 911 GT3 is getting its U.S. debut at the 2013 NY Auto Show.

Making 475 horsepower, enough to launch from 0 to 60 in just 3.3 seconds, you might be excused for calling the new Porsche 911 GT3 a German muscle car. But the new two-seater is designed to deliver both track performance and on-road manners.

Making its North American debut during the New York International Auto Show, the fifth generation of the 911 GT3 has been completely redesigned from the ground up with both a new engine and transmission, as well as body and chassis, as well as a variety of sophisticated new technologies, such as the new rear axle steering system which Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller says is designed to deliver tighter, even more sure-footed cornering.

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Rated at a top speed of 195 miles per hour, the new GT3 is powered by a 3.8-liter boxer engine that can rev up to a screaming 9,000 RPMs. That required a specially developed Porsche dual-clutch, seven-speed transmission, which drives the rear wheels. The six-cylinder engine is based on the 911 Carrera S six, though the two engines end up sharing only a few common parts.

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Porsche Reveals Most Powerful 911 Ever

Track performance, on-road manners.

by on Mar.05, 2013

The new Porsche 911 GT3 storms into Geneva.

Pumping out a neck-snapping 475-horsepower, the new Porsche 911 GT3 is designed to deliver track performance and on-road manners.

The fastest and most powerful version of the flagship sports car the German maker has ever introduced, the new GT3 is about more than just raw muscle. It introduces a variety of sophisticated new technologies, including the new rear axle steering system which Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller says is designed to deliver tighter, even more sure-footed cornering.

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The new model handily outperforms any previous 911 on the track, said Muller, though he stressed that the GT3 “is still suitable for everyday use” during a preview at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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Sneak Peek: Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche also unleashing 2010 Cayenne Turbo Diesel

by on Feb.27, 2009

2010 Porsche 911 GT3

2010 Porsche 911 GT3

Ok, we admit it up front, TheDetroitBureau.com has already offered a look at the Porsche 911 GT3, which will debut at the Geneva Motor Show, next week. But how can we resist a few more shots, and a bit more detail.

What’s significant is that we expect the handling of the new GT3 again to be even better than of the outgoing model. When driving the GT3 a while ago, I could not imagine what Porsche engineers could improve. But obviously they still are very inventive.

With twice as much downforce, driving the new GT3 should be the dictionary definition of “on rails.” And for the first time, the sleek Porsche has a sporty tuned PSM, or Porsche Stability Management, system that can be switched on or off in steps.

A fuell efficient Porsche? The Cayenne Turbo-Diesel

A fuel efficient Porsche? The Cayenne Turbo-Diesel

The other Porsche debut in Geneva will be that of the Cayenne Diesel. The SUV now has a V-6 diesel making 240 hp, and it can reach a top speed of 133 mph. The maximum torque of 406 pound-feet is available from 2000 RPM. A six-speed Tiptronic S-transmission is standard. The combination propels the Cayenne from 0-60 mph in just 8 seconds. The PSM stability system and the PTM Porsche Traction Management are also standard.

Meanwhile, with a 26 gallon tank, the Cayenne Diesel is expected to deliver a range of more than 620 miles.