AutoTopNL had a blast in a 922-generation Porsche 911 GT3, and the speedometer never went over 319 kilometers per hour, which converts to 198.2 miles per hour. Although we can see a phone with the Dragy app working as intended, AutoTopNL hasn’t disclosed the speed recorded by the GPS-based meter. We don’t know the 60-mph time either, nor how much time was needed for the pull from 60 to 130 mph (97 to 209 kph).
The Zuffenhausen-based automaker quotes 3.4 seconds to 100 kph (62 mph) with the PDK dual-clutch transmission or 3.9 seconds for the manual. Also worthy of note, the manual-equipped GT3 hits 320 kph (198.8 mph) despite rocking a swan-neck rear wing and striking aerodynamic diffuser inspired by the Le Mans-winning 911 RSR mid-engine racing car. Indeed, it's a midship because Porsche reversed the arrangement of the engine and the transmission for better weight distribution when the going gets twisty.
Not as extreme as the recently unveiled GT3 RS, the GT3 still is a properly capable track weapon. In the hands of development driver Lars Kern, the 992 GT3 lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in a staggering 6:59.927. Given these unbelievable performance figures, does it come as a surprise that Porsche wants $169,700 excluding destination charge for the base spec?