Turbocharged engines have been a staple of, pretty much, every modern sports car today. And they’re awesome. Still, there are enthusiasts who prefer a more natural feel while they sit behind the wheel. We’re betting those folks will be salivating at the idea of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3.
That’s right, the newest GT3 comes with a naturally-aspirated flat-six engine producing 500 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. It even comes with an option for a six-speed manual transmission, making it a veritable wet dream for honest-to-goodness purists.
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 pairs the flat-six to a seven-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox as standard, allowing it to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds while hitting top speeds of 198 mph. Chassis has been redesigned compared to the last generation GT3, although it retains the rear-axle steering, which enables all four wheels to turn in the same direction when driving at high speeds. Aerodynamic appointments include a new front spoiler, a carbon fiber rear wing, and a new rear diffuser.
Features include a locking rear differential, dynamic engine mounts, a sports exhaust system, and 380mm disc brakes front and rear. Inside, it’s covered in Alcantara, leather, and brushed aluminum, with five round instruments on the dash, a 4.6-inch display, a GT Sport steering wheel, and optional full bucket seats.
Slated to reach dealers in the fall, pricing for the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 starts at $144,650.