Configuring Your Supercar Hero – 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Visual Buyers Guide

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With the previous post showing the Porsche 911 GT3 in all its high-res glory, now is time to make some choices.

Tough choices – like what color your new Porsche lover will take, how much leather is in the cabin, and how posh you want your GT3’s headlights to be.

My choices are outlined explicitly below, and view-able the Porsche configurator. You can work backward from these choices to make it your own, or start from scratch.

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Here are the six most critical options to select, in my opinion:

— Fanciest LED headlight option

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(This is open to debate. The bi-xenon lights might, in fact, be brighter than the LED lights. The bi-xenon lights are dark-tinted and look cooler, in my opinion.

I would definitely skip the clear tail-light option.)

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— Extended Range Fuel Tank. Definitely.

 

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— Front axle lift (for driveways and speedbumps)

— 18-way sport seats

— Upgraded nav/HD radio/speakers

— Sport Chrono pack

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For maximum cabin glamour and personalization via color, nearly every single surface can be optioned in leather. Everything?

Yes. This includes the rear-view mirror (!) and the air vents.

While cool, this racks up thousands and thousands of extra dollars and will can lengthen your delivery time dramatically depending on the leather color you choose.

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WHEELS

Exterior-wise, the GT3 comes as standard with matte-grey wheels, but these can be had in gloss black or a boring silver if you must. There is only one style offered.

For white and light-colored cars, the black wheels are great. But for the special “custom” colors, the grey wheels seem best.

 

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If choosing white, definitely go for the metallic Carrara White, even though it looks a bit cream-colored in the visualizer.

It is not in real life; it just has a bit more sparkle than the base arctic white.

 

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 Description

 No.

 Info

 Price

 

911 GT3

 

 

$130,400

 

Exterior Color

 

 

 

 

 

Carrara White Metallic

2Y

 

$710

 

Interior Color

 

 

 

Standard Interior in Black with Seats in Leather/Alcantara®

28

 

$0

 

Exterior

 

 

 

Fuel Cap with Aluminum Look Finish

XYB

 

$160

 

Automatically Dimming Mirrors with Integrated Rain Sensor

P13

 

$690

 

Extended Range Fuel Tank

082

 

$0

 

LED Headlights incl. Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus)

 

602

 

$3,110

 

Performance

 

 

 

Front Axle Lift System

 

474

 

$3,490

 

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

250

 

$0

 

Wheels

 

 

 

20″ GT3 Wheels

431

 

$0

 

Wheel Accessories

 

 

 

Wheels Painted in Black

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XDG

 

$685

 

Interior

 

 

 

Light Design Package

630

 

$510

 

Adaptive Sport Seats Plus (18-way)

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P07

 

$2,635

 

Interior Leather

 

 

 

SportDesign Steering Wheel in Leather

840

 

$0

 

Interior Aluminum

 

 

 

Pedals and Footrest in Aluminum

EFA

 

$625

 

Door-Sill Guards in Stainless Steel, Illuminated

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XXB

 

$900

 

Brushed Aluminum Interior Package, Anthracite i.c.w. Standard Interior

P1A

 

$325

 

Audio and Communications

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Sport Chrono Package incl. Porsche Track Precision App

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643

 

$1,850

 

Sound Package Plus

490

 

$700

 

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) incl. Navigation Module

P23

 

$0

 

SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, NavTraffic, NavWeather and HD Radio Receiver

690

 

$1,120

 

Total Price*

 

 

$148,905

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EXTERIOR COLOR CHOICES

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Technical Specs – 2014 Porsche 911 GT3

Engine

PDK
Engine layout Rear engine
Cylinder layout / number of cylinders Horizontally Opposed / 6
Displacement 3.8 l
Horsepower 475 hp
@ rpm 8250 rpm
Torque 325 lb.-ft.
Compression ratio 12.9 : 1

Performance

PDK
Top Track Speed 195 mph
0 – 60 mph 3.3 s

Price

PDK
MSRP $ 130,400.00

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Drive

Engine

PDK
Engine layout Rear engine
Cylinder layout / number of cylinders Horizontally Opposed / 6
Displacement 3.8 l
Horsepower 475 hp
@ rpm 8250 rpm
Torque 325 lb.-ft.
Compression ratio 12.9 : 1

Technology

Standard Optional
3.8 liter horizontally opposed 6-cylinder aluminum engine S
Aluminum block and cylinder heads S
Water cooling S
Four valves per cylinder S
VarioCam camshaft control for inlet and outlet valves S
Hydraulic valve clearance compensation S
Dry-sump lubrication with separate engine oil tank S
On-demand electronically controlled oil pump S
Electronic engine management S
Electronic throttle S
Pressure sensor for determining air mass S
Direct fuel injection (DFI) S
Cylinder-specific knock control S
Two 3-way catalytic converters S
Stereo Lambda control circuits S
Static high-voltage distribution system with individual ignition coils S
Resonance intake system with control valve S
RACE TRACK button S
On-board diagnostics for monitoring emission control system S
Sport exhaust system with two central tailpipes in Black S

Transmission

PDK
Manual Gearbox n/a
Tiptronic S n/a
PDK 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Chassis

Standard Optional
7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) with short transmission ratios, GT3-specific sports tuning and RACE TRACK button S
Rear wheel drive S
Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) including electronically controlled rear differential lock with fully variable standard torque split S
9 J x 20-inch GT3 forged alloy wheels, platinum satin colored, with central locking and 245/35 ZR 20 sport tires in front S
12 J x 20-inch GT3 forged alloy wheels, platinum satin colored, with central locking and 305/30 ZR 20 sport tires at the rear S
Tire sealing compound and electric air compressor S
Electromechanical power steering with variable steering ratio and speed-sensitive power steering assistance S
McPherson strut suspension with anti-roll bar at front, chassis bearings partially with ball joints S
LSA multi-link suspension with anti-roll bar at rear, chassis bearings partially with ball joints S
Porsche Stability Management (PSM) with ABS, ASR, ABD and MSR S
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with sport tuning and a lowered ride height of approximately 30 mm compared to 911 Carrera S
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with race track mode S
Adjustable chassis for race track use (toe, camber, anti-roll bars) S
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) S
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) O
Front Axle Lift System O

Safety

Braking system

Standard Optional
6-piston aluminum fixed monobloc calipers front and 4-piston aluminum fixed monobloc calipers rear, painted in Red S
Brake discs with 380 mm diameter front and rear, all discs internally ventilated and cross-drilled S
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) integrated in PSM S
Brake pad wear indicators S
Calipers finished in Red S
Electric parking brake S

Passive safety

Standard Optional
Full-size airbags for driver and front passenger S
Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP), side impact protection in the doors, thorax airbags integrated in the side bolsters of the seats, head airbags integrated in door panels S
Three-point automatic seatbelts with buckle on seat S
Seat belt pretensioners and force limiters S
Remote central door locking incl. release for luggage compartment lid S
Engine immobilizer and alarm system with radar-based interior surveillance S

Lighting system

Standard Optional
Bi-Xenon™ headlights with dynamic headlight leveling S
Separate auxiliary light modules in front fascia with daytime running lights, position lights, front and side LED flasher repeaters, and darkened front light modules S
Taillights incl. back-up light, rear fog light and turn signals as well as the high-level third brake light and license plate illumination in LED technology S
Reflectors integrated in rear fascia S
Driving light assistant with automatic welcome home lighting S

Body

Exterior

Standard Optional
Two-seater Coupé with wide 911 Turbo body S
Intelligent lightweight construction with aluminum-steel composite S
Fully galvanized, lightweight shell S
Rear lid in plastic with one-piece ram air box, integrated swing supports and fixed rear wing S
Front fascia with integrated cooling air intakes incl. titanium colored grilles, spoiler lip (black) and air opening in front of the luggage compartment lid S
Underbody paneling with rear diffuser S
“PORSCHE” and “GT3” logo on rear lid in Black S
Rear fascia with additional air outles incl. titanium colored grilles S
Aluminum luggage compartment lid, front fenders, doors, roof panel as well as other elements of the bodyshell S
Water-repellent coating on door windows S
SportDesign side mirror on door panel S
Grey top tint on windscreen S
Extended Range Fuel Tank S
Deletion of Model Designation S
LED Headlights incl. Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) O
Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) O
Automatically Dimming Mirrors with Integrated Rain Sensor O
Bi-Xenon™ Headlights in Black incl. Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) O
Headlight Cleaning System Covers Painted in Exterior Color O
Clear Glass Taillights O
Fuel Cap with Aluminum Look Finish O

Body

PDK
Length 178.94 in.
Width (w/ mirrors folded) 72.91 in. (w/o mirrors)
Height 49.96 in.
Wheelbase 96.73 in.
Drag coefficient (Cd) 0.33
Curb Weight 3,153 lbs
Towing capacity (braked / unbraked)

Capacities

PDK
Luggage compartment volume (with seats folded) 4.41 cu. ft.
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.9 gal.

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Interior

Accessories

Standard Optional
Sport Seats Plus with raised side bolsters, electric backrest and height adjustment with mechanical fore/aft adjustment S
Integral headrests in front seats with GT3 logo stitched in Platinum Grey S
GT3 SportDesign steering wheel with paddle shifters, Alcantara® steering wheel rim and leather covered airbag module in black, manual height and fore/aft adjustment S
Black leather seats with seat center in Black Alcantara®, backrest shells painted Silver Grey S
Black interior with elements in Black Alcantara®: door handles, door panel armrests, center console storage lid, rear center tunnel trim and rooflining including C-pillar trim S
Interior components in Brushed Aluminum: dashboard decorative trim and center console trim S
Dual cupholders integrated behind decorative dashboard trim above glove compartment S
Gear selector in Black Alcantara®, GT3 logo on the gear selector trim surround S
Storage compartments in each door S
Elevated center console with open storage compartment and a closed storage compartment with a 12-volt outlet S
GT3 logo on the door-sill guards, rev counter, and rear cover S
Automatically dimming mirrors S
Luggage Net in Passenger Footwell S
Smoking Package S
Floor Mats O
Sport Seats Plus (4-way) S
Dashboard trim strip painted S
Seat Heating (Front) O
Fire Extinguisher O
Light Design Package O
Air Vent Slats Painted O
Sport Chrono Clock Dial in Guards Red O
Sport Chrono Clock Dial in White O
Vehicle Key Painted O
Air Vents Painted O
PCM Package Painted O
Interior Package Painted (i.c.w. Leather Interior) O
Interior Package Painted (i.c.w. Standard Interior) O
Adaptive Sport Seats Plus (18-way) with Memory Package O
Instrument Dials in Guards Red O
Instrument Dials in White O
Seat Belts in Racing Yellow O
Seat Belts in Silver Grey O
Seat Belts in Guards Red O
Center Console Trim Painted O

Instruments

Standard Optional
Integral cluster of 5 round instruments S
Analog gauges for revs, speed, oil temperature, coolant temperature and fuel level S
Central rev counter and high-resolution 4.6-inch TFT color display with on-board computer functions, white illumination S
Instrument dials in black with yellow pointers and increment markers S
Rev counter with titanium-colored dial, “GT3” logo, gear and upshift indicator S

Air conditioning

Standard Optional
Two-zone automatic climate control with separate temperature controls for driver and front passenger side, automatic air circulation control incl. air quality sensor S
Active carbon filter S
Green tinted heat-insulating glass S

Electrical Systems

Standard Optional
Power windows with one-touch operation and door seal protection S
Windshield wiper system with aerodynamic wiper blades, 2 wiper speeds, adjustable intermittent wipe and heated washer nozzles S
Electrically adjustable and heated side mirrors on door panels S
Heated rear glass window S
CDR audio system with 7-inch color touchscreen, radio with dual tuner, 4 speakers, 2×25 watt integrated amplifier, single CD drive with playback of MP3 format music S
Universal audio interface (AUX-IN) in the glove compartment for connection of external audio sources S
HomeLink® programmable garage door opener S
Interior lighting with variable dimming S
Reading lights, luggage compartment lighting, orientation lighting, ignition lock and vanity mirror lighting in LED technology, as well as footwell lighting, glove compartment, and exit lights S
Three 12-volt plugs (passenger side footwell, glove compartment, enclosed center console storage compartment) S
Power release button for front and rear lid S
Cruise control S

Communication

Standard Optional
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) incl. Navigation Module O
Bluetooth S
Sound Package Plus O
Sport Chrono Clock (i.c.w. CDR Audio System) O
Sport Chrono Clock (i.c.w. PCM) O
Electronic Logbook O
Telephone Module O
Cordless Handset for Telephone Module O
Voice Control O
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio Receiver O
HD Radio Receiver O
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio & HD Radio Receiver O
6-DISC CD Changer O
6-DISC CD/DVD Changer O

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Consumption

PDK
City (estimate) 15 mpg
Highway (estimate) 20 mpg

Build your own 911 GT3 today over at Porsche’s web site via the below link.

http://www.porsche.com/usa/modelstart/all/?modelrange=911

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This next link will take you right to my configuration. I highly recommend the ‘3D’ visualizer choice on the configurator.

The 3D option requires a browser plugin but it is an easy install and well worth the 1-minute delay and browser re-start that it requires.

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