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PORSCHE 911 (991) 3.8 GT3

WOW! Outstanding GT3 Complete with the perfect options list inc sports bucket seats and a new G series engine fitted!




Porsche 911 991 3.8 GT3 finished in Sapphire Blue Metallic paint.

Wow! Words cannot describe the beauty in this GT3, If you are a fan of all things Porsche then it doesnt get any better than this! Totally knock out specificated GT3 loaded with the Clubsport spec and finished in Sapphire Blue metallic paint with Factory fitted options which includes Black smooth extended leather trim to inc doors,dashboard and center console with red decrative stitching,Heated Sports Bucket seats with GT3 logo embossed,alcantara headlining,roll cage in black with FIA harnesses in guards red,sport design steering wheel with paddles in alcantara with red stitch,Carrara white instrument dials,cruise control,Guards Red seat belts,front lift system,(PDK) Porsche Doppelkupplung double clutch 7 speed gearbox,(PCM3.1) Porsche communications management touch screen extended satellite navigation with European function,Bluetooth,DAB,Telephone module linked with Porsche sound package plus and USB audio interface for iPod and mp3 use,CD storage,(PSM) Porsche Stability Management,(PASM) Porsche active suspension management,top tinted windscreen,fully automated dual zone climate controlled air conditioning,Bi xenon headlights in black with headlight cleaning system finished in bodycolour,interior light design package,auto dimm interior and exterior mirrors with rain sensor,Porsche overmats,ignition key in bodycolour,20 inch GT3 alloy wheels finished in satin platinum with black center locks wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 N rated tyres,(PVTS) Porsche vehicle tracking system and the amazing options of Sport chrono package plus linked with (PSE) Porsche switchable sports exhaust with sports tailpipes to complete the package and one amazing GT3.Very importantly this car has had the later new G Series engine fitted by Porsche center solihull on 29/09/2022 at 24413 miles at a cost of £25319.00 along with a carpo c quartz ceramic coat done with a 5 year warranty.This stunning 911 comes complete with a fully documented OPC Porsche plus Porsche specialist service portfolio totalling 4 stamps with the most recent just completed by ourselves together with all spare keys and handbook pack.A very special and unique GT3 with Stunning looks,awesome sound and a mega spec!

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  • (PASM) Porsche Active Suspension Management
  • (PSE) Porsche Switchable Sports Exhaust System
  • (PSM) Porsche Stability Management
  • AUX Interface
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights
  • Black Smooth Leather
  • Bluetooth® Handset
  • Climate Controlled Air Conditioning
  • Cruise Control
  • Extended Leather
  • Hardback Sports Seats
  • Heated Seats
  • PCM3.1
  • PDK
  • Porsche Crested Embossed Seats
  • Porsche Sound Package Plus
  • Porsche sports exhaust
  • PVTS
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Seat Belts In Guards Red
  • Sport Chrono Package plus
  • Sport Design Steering Wheel with Paddles
  • Sports exhaust tailpipes
  • Universal Multimedia Interface
  • USB Audio Interface
Porsche 911 GT3 (991): Chris Harris Review

When I was a nipper, there was a woman who worked at the shop in the next village whose skills behind a cash till were mesmerising. I used to tag along for the weekly trip just to see how fast she could bash the keys on the machine without, it seemed, ever making a mistake.She continued working there for years, her body hunching with age and her hair greying, but the speed never left her. She was awesome personified and displayed a dexterity I have never seen before or since. And then one day, I don't precisely remember when, I went in to buy something and The Fastest Checkout Girl in the West simply passed the object under a machine which went 'beep' and she read out a price. She struggled to smile; she knew she would never have the chance to demonstrate her awesome skills again, and she knew I knew it. I felt very sad.

This obtuse recollection came to mind as I was driving the new 991 GT3 I was pootling along at 30mph and then had to slow to 10mph and negotiate an obstruction in a village. I simply pulled the left lever, the car seamlessly dropped from second to first gear without a shudder and accelerated away again. It was utterly nonchalant - neither car nor driver gave it a second thought. And then it struck me I had just missed a perfect opportunity to demonstrate to myself one of the most difficult gearchange situations - the smooth heel n toe from second to first gear. The one I used to do as often as possible years ago to learn how best to match brake and throttle. This was confusing. On the one hand I was awed at the way this new PDK transmission handled the situation, on the other, just like the demon till operator I felt that a skill I had nurtured and cherished for so many years had been rendered redundant.

This is a theme that pervades any appraisal of the new 991 GT3. It is not one I wish to avoid, but it I think it needs to be separated from the reality of driving the vehicle itself.The GT3 is paddles only, and to ignore this car because it's missing a pedal would be foolish. It provides a driving experience I'd have thought impossible in a street-legal 911 until recently - and by recently I mean last week. When you watch the rev counter spring from 8,500rpm to 9,000rpm then tap that lever, receive a nudge to the spine and register an exhaust pop reflecting of a cliff face it's hard to support the notion that the new GT3 is anything other than a complete masterpiece.

Moving on,The engine is perhaps an even bigger bone of contention. Gone is the old split case six that defined unquestionably the greatest sports car dynasty in Porsche's history - the GT3 - in its place comes a derivative of the direct injection 9A1 motor.The first time you extend it, you forget the Mezger lump ever existed. Rated at 475hp and with 325lb ft of torque it is so happy revving beyond 8,000rpm that controlling the instinct to spend the whole time up in the raucous zone is too much to bear. And the noise between 8,500 and 9,000 needs to be experienced first hand. It's the sound of a valvetrain straining. It's slightly unsettling and perfectly real. There's no symposer here: the noise builds from 3,000rpm and dominates the experience. At 9,000rpm, with the exhaust in its loud mode, the car is louder than a 997 Cup car.

Gear ratios are shorter than on the 997 GT3 and, unlike other PDK 911s, seventh gear is not an overdrive. It's a stunning powertrain: characterful, accessible and so damn fast. Porsche claims 0-100mph in 7.5 seconds using the launch control, and, not that many people will trouble such a time, it can lap that place in Germany in 7min25sec.
Four to the floor,Bigger gains have been made in the chassis. Don't dismiss the four-wheel steering until you've driven this car. A wider front axle, new rubber, many new suspension components and a superb active locking differential combine to transform the GT3's behaviour in bends. Gone is the understeer and reluctance to turn. The agility is startling and the way the diff can open under braking makes it feel free and keen to change direction. As someone who has spent too much time trying to make fast 911s more effective on the road, I was just stunned at what it can do.

But best of all the technology is invisible within the overall experience, you simply do not know it's there - to the point that if you provoke the car into a slide the car instantly locks the rear wheels in place because it knows you want to be silly. High-speed stability is of a different quality to the outgoing car. For me, the weight penalty as a road car is easily worth the gains at all speeds.

I only drove the car on dry roads, but the electric power steering proves that we need to be patient with what appears to be an evil development. This is miles, miles better than the Carrera's rack. The weighting immediately has GT3 DNA about it. The squirm and wriggle is much more muted than before but it's telepathically accurate. This is the first electric steering I have felt an emotion for that went beyond mere tolerance. I want to drive the car in mixed conditions before saying much more.l

To my skewed sense of the aesthetic this car looks plain wonderful. The nose treatment lifts it above normal 911s, the forged rims - especially the dished rears - had me gawping for minutes and the suggestive ride height gives it that unmistakable air of no-messing. The cabin is a mild tweak on the 991 theme: well organised, high-quality and dotted with enough GT3 references to keep people happy. The carbon buckets in the Clubsport model are less extreme than the old fixed-back items, but still a great compromise between weight, comfort and support.

Reducing the travel of the paddles by 50 per cent and increasing the effort required to pull them certainly adds to the sense of occasion and connection. The lever also moves in the correct direction, back to go up. Shifts themselves are mesmerisingly quick, Porsche quotes a number but it's meaningless from behind the wheel - they feel instant. Coupled with the new front axle agility it makes the GT3 so immediate and athletic and, crucially, completely cloaks the fact that the car is heavier than before. The way it drives, you'd swear it was lighter. In defense of the paddle approach, there were times when I genuinely thought the car wasn't just better for having them, but more fun too. I didn't expect that.

Brake pedal feel is exemplary and I suppose one of the few upsides to not having to match engine and gear speed is now being able to ignore the fact the brake pedal is still a little too high. Steel brakes are standard: 380mm all-round with exemplary pedal feel and not once giving me any fade. The electronic safety systems, coupled with the torque vectoring give less skilled drivers immense security to explore the car's capabilities, but I love the fact that you can still remove everything and lay lines if you want to.Which should somehow bring me back to the old crone who could process a trolley of food shopping like her life depended on it, but I can't summon a suitable hook to lead us back there. I suppose it's a point of principle, really. Changing gear yourself is one of the cornerstones of driver skill and enjoyment. As every other manufacturer of very fast cars has abandoned the noble gear lever, Porsche had a chance to show that it operated on a different level to those traitors. But it chose not to. However, I cannot allow that to taint what the GT3 has become. It is faster, better and in many ways more enjoyable than before. Just thinking about that engine as it heads into the red zone makes me grin. But the GT3 would have been more things to more people if there was an option to change gear yourself - of that I remain quite convinced.

Should you buy a Porsche 991.1 GT3?
Early engine issues shouldn’t put you off the brilliant 991.1 GT3, says Greig Daly of RPM Technik
Wide-bodied and PDK-only, the 991.1 felt like a step-change for the GT3. It was also the first GT3 without the famed Mezger engine, introducing a new 3.8-litre flat six with direct fuel injection. This proved to be the car’s Achilles’ heel, with a few much-publicised fires leading Porsche to replace hundreds of engines.
The issue has made some enthusiasts wary of the 991.1 GT3. However, as Greig Daly of RPM Technik explains, you can now buy this special 911 with confidence. Here’s what you need to know.
So, why do I want one?
Sold new between 2013 and 2015, the 991.1 GT3 offers performance to shame many supercars. Its exotic engine boasts forged pistons, titanium conrods and VarioCam variable valve timing, revving to a heady 9,000rpm. Peak power is 475hp at 8,250rpm: good for 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds.
“They’re just epic: easy to drive on the road and brilliant on a track,” reckons Greig. “The way they rip from 8,000rpm to the redline still feels special. I really rate them.” Unlike the 2017-2019 991.2 GT3, you can’t have a manual gearbox, but the seven-speed PDK is robust and whipcrack-fast – a fitting foil for the car’s taut, balletic chassis.



What exactly was the engine problem?
“The issue centred on the engine’s connecting rod bolts,” Greig explains. “These could break, puncturing the cylinder block and leaking oil onto the hot exhaust. That’s how fires started.” After a handful of 991.1 GT3s went up in flames, Porsche issued a ‘stop driving’ notice to owners and recalled their cars.
How did Porsche respond?
All 785 cars produced in 2013-2014 had their engines replaced. Then, after a further problem was discovered with rocker arms in the valvetrain – leading to 12 cars being recalled for a second new motor – Porsche introduced an unprecedented 10-year/120,000-mile engine warranty.
The cover applies worldwide and is transferable between owners. This swift response has kept 991.1 GT3 values strong and helped maintain the reputation of the GT brand.
There were three versions of the MA1/75 engine. The earliest was E-spec, then F-spec added various modifications, including a revised cylinder head. The final G-spec motor has an uprated oil pump and new coating on the camshafts. Check the car’s service history or the sticker under the engine lid to discover which engine is fitted. Alternatively, RPM Technik can source the info using the chassis number.



What does that mean for 991.3 GT3 buyers today?
The earliest examples of the 991.1 GT3 only have a couple of years of this extended engine warranty remaining. So, what next? According to Greig, it’s rarely an issue: “We reckon around 80 percent of GT3 owners took out Porsche’s extended manufacturer warranty, which stretches to 15 years or 125,000 miles”. Under this scheme, unless it has an exceptionally high mileage, even the oldest 991.1 GT3 will be covered until 2028.
Without the 15-year cover, you have two options. If your chosen car is original and has full Porsche service history, you can pay £250 for a dealer inspection, then reactivate the warranty for £1,100 a year (or £2,750 for three years). Alternatively, specialists such as RPM Technik can help. “We haven’t seen a 991.1 GT3 outside the engine warranty yet,” says Greig, “but I expect we’ll develop a kit to solve any weaknesses that appear – as we did with IMS bearings for the 996.”
Are there any other issues to be aware of?
Now the engine issues are sorted, a 991.1 GT3 should be as reliable as any Porsche 911. “Transmissions and interiors both stand up well to wear,” explains Greig, “but check suspension components such as the bushes and top mounts. They tend to get a workout.
“We’ve also seen a couple of cars with excess play in the rear-wheel steering motors. In general, though, GT3s are owned by enthusiasts and have been cherished.”


How much should I pay?
Like many GT Porsches, the 991.1 GT3 simply hasn’t depreciated. It cost £100,540 when new in 2013 and is worth the same today. “Prices range from £95,000 up to £120,000,” says Greig. The 991.1 GT3 RS (500hp, more aero, more attitude), commands a premium of around £40,000.
Final word, then: should you buy a 991.1 GT3? Yes – if you can, you probably should.
Written by Tim Pitt
Make: Porsche
Year: 2014/64
Model: 911
Designation: 991
Mileage: 25000
Transmission: PDK
Engine: 3.8
Body Style: Coupe
Exterior Color: Sapphire Blue
Interior Color: Black smooth leather & Alcantara
Previous Owners: 3
Reg No.: KU64 WZJ
Date of Reg: 17/09/2014
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