Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997 from 2006, six cylinders boxer, 3598 cc, 400 HP, 310 km/h

997.1 GT3

In February 2006, Porsche unveiled the second generation of GT3, the 997 commonly now known as the 997.1 GT3.

In addition to a new 415 PS (305 kW) 3.6 litre flat-six engine, the vehicle featured “zero lift” aerodynamics, meaning the car creates only aerodynamic downforce and no grip-diminishing “lift” upwards and away from the road surface.

The GT3 made use of a modified, track oriented version of Porsche’s active PASM suspension making it the first of Porsche’s RS or GT3 versions to feature an electronically adjustable suspension system. Also available was a navigation system and Porsche’s “sports chrono” gauge package. The car went to sale in summer of 2006. A total of 917 units were sold in the United States and 46 units in Canada.

The 997 GT3 has a rated 0–97 km/h (0–60 mph) acceleration time of 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 311 km/h (193 mph).

Road and Track was able to achieve a 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) acceleration time of 3.8 seconds.

Porsche’s official test-driver Walter Röhrl completed the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes 42 seconds with the 997 GT3 in 2006.

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