We drove a $152,000 Porsche 911 GT3 to see if it’s still the greatest sports car of all time ‘ here’s the verdict


The Porsche 911 is arguably the most successful sports car in automotive history. In the five decades since its debut in 1962,

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The Porsche 911 is arguably the most successful sports car in automotive history. In the five decades since its debut in 1962, the 911 has not only been a perennial contender on the track but also a force to be reckoned with in the showroom.

In 2017, Porsche sold more than 32,000 of its flagship sports cars around the world which certainly helped the company achieve a profit margin of 17.6% — a jaw-dropping figure for an industry notorious for its razor-thin margins.

Of the nearly two dozen varieties of the 911 offered for sale in the US, the model that truly brings together the race track and the showroom is the GT3.

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We drove a $152000 Porsche 911 GT3 to see if it’s still the greatest sports car of all time ‘ here’s the verdict

The GT3, named after the FIA’s eponymous sports car racing category, debuted as an official 911 variant in 1999 with the introduction of the water-cooled 996 generation Porsche 911. However, US consumers weren’t able to get their hands on the model until 2006.

Business Insider had the chance to spend a few days behind the wheel of a 2018 991.2 generation Porsche 911 GT3 on the roads around the Atlanta, Georgia. The home of Porsche Cars North America.

The base 911 Carrera starts at $91,100 while the GT3 starts at $143,600. With options and fees, our car carried an as-tested price of $152,110. In case you’re curious, the priciest variant of the Porsche 911 is the 700 horsepower GT2 RS which costs $293,200.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Review: Way More Sports Car Than You Need

Welcome to Critic’s Notebook, a quick and off-the-cuff car review consisting of impressions, jottings, and marginalia regarding whatever The Drive writers happen to be driving. Today’s edition: the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster.

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Powertrain: 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8, 550 horsepower, 502 pound-feet; seven-speed dual-clutch transmission; rear-wheel-drive

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Quick Take: Packing some of AMG’s sharpest performance tech and one of its hottest V-8s beneath its elongated hood, Mercedes-Benz’s droptop GT C is poised to take the fight to the likes of the Porsche 911, Audi R8, and McLaren 570S.  

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Porsche Says It Can Beat Tesla’s Charging Times by Half

As Porsche prepares to launch its first-ever all-electric vehicle, it’s hoping to separate itself from the competition by claiming the industry’s quickest charging times.

When its Taycan sports car goes on sale next year, it will be able to charge 80% of its battery in 15 minutes, ‘which is almost the same if you fill up your gas tank and have a cup of coffee,’ Klaus Zellmer, president and CEO for Porsche Cars North America, told Fortune at this weekend’s Rennsport Reunion, a semi-annual gathering of Porsche enthusiasts in Monterey, Calif.

By comparison, Tesla models require closer to half an hour at a supercharger network to achieve roughly the same charge. Jaguar’s new all-electric SUV, the I-Pace, needs about 45 minutes to charge 80% of its battery. However, experts note that the 350 kilowatt-hour charging Porsche plans to offer at its network of stations would be difficult to maintain across different battery levels.

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