Techart Porsche 911 GT3 Touring: This is exactly what a car should sound like!
More sound volume than the series
And how! The newly developed stainless steel flap exhaust system has the main part in this. Where the six-cylinder boxer already emits a heart-rending, racing-car-like sound as standard, the retrofit exhaust feels like it adds a few decibels and gets noticeably more volume from the four-litre displacement. Accompanied by the fine ticking of the valve train and crackling stones in the wheel arches, the sound experience could hardly be more intense. You would have to record the soundtrack and enjoy it in a loop for a lifetime.
Numbers are only secondary in touring
In terms of performance and torque, Techart leaves it at the standard 510 hp and 470 Nm. The 1435 kg (DIN) light PDK version we drive accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. But numbers are of secondary importance here. How the naturally aspirated engine, blessed with individual throttle valves, develops its performance is a story in itself.
From just under 5000 tours, the engine burns brightly and flares up to the limit at 9000 a show that it raises hair in places you didn’t even know you had. The steering and chassis are of a feedback quality that only Porsche can manage. Yes, the 911 gets bigger from generation to generation. But in the GT3 you somehow don’t notice it. How you can place the car precisely on the apex and how the engine converts every millimeter of gas pedal travel into revs is insane.