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GT3 goes Touring

Flat-backed 992 continues new tradition of highperfor­mance, road-focused GT model

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Porsche has unveiled the Touring version of its new 992 GT3. Released just four months after the winged 992 GT3, the Touring once again offers a more road-biased GT car with more subtle, flat-back styling, as first seen on the 991.2 Touring of 2018 – a 911 which itself was inspired by the 2016 991 R.

For the first time, Porsche’s 7-speed PDK Sport gearbox can be optioned with the Touring package, which otherwise comes with Weissach’s 6-speed manual transmissi­on as debuted in the previous generation. The customer’s transmissi­on of choice is affixed to the same naturally aspirated, 4.0-litre flat six engine of the standard 992 GT3, producing 510PS. The new Touring’s weight, with manual gearbox, is 1,418kg.

The 992 version once again features a revised rear design with a full-width active rear wing which raises to a steeper angle over convention­al 992 Carrera Coupes. Aside from an adoption of the 911’s traditiona­l ‘flat-back’ silhouette, the Touring package is identified by high-gloss anodized aluminium trim strips around the side windows, though these can be optioned in matt black. Inside, the GT3 Touring features an extended leather pack, exclusive to the model.

The 992 GT3 with Touring package is available immediatel­y, priced from £127,000 in the UK. Total 911 understand­s that Porsche has allocated more build slots for each market for its Touring, unlike the 991.2 Touring, which was merely an option for those who had already secured a GT3 build slot. First deliveries are expected by summer.

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