So much for the hypercars with their out-there tech and million-pound pricetags. The new fifth-generation 911 GT3 is, before press day even starts, in the bidding for most PH-worthy car at the Geneva show.
Why? Where to start! We’ve got a lighter, stiffer body. Bespoke suspension running 30mm lower than a regular Carrera. 475hp from a screaming new naturally aspirated development of the S-spec 911‘s 3.8-litre flat-six. Four-wheel steering, apparently a ‘decisive’ factor claims of a sub-7:30min Nordschleife lap. Still sitting comfortably Nissan GT-R? Because the very weapons you used to score those ‘ring lap records are now being turned against you, but with a very Porsche twist.The elephant in the room is, of course, that switch to PDK only. Porsche isn’t daft and has come up with several interesting innovations to keep the purists happy and we’ll get to that in a moment.