Many consider the 991-generation 911 to be the best Porsche yet, and not just because it’s the latest to hit the streets. It brings with it innovation, advanced technology, and numerous upgrades, which make it arguably one of the best sports cars of the last decade. Everything about it is just perfect–its versatility, dependability, and functionality take the GT3 iteration to an entirely new level.
With the 991 generation, Porsche introduced an impressive array of unique features. For starters, newer Carreras have a turbocharged engine, which is a first for any 911, but the flagship GT3 and GT3 RS come with rear-wheel steering. A combination of performance and practicality, the rear axle steering system works by turning the rear wheels opposite the front ones at speeds up to 50 mph, and in the same direction at speeds exceeding 50 mph. It effectively shortens the wheelbase at lower speeds, providing greater agility. At higher speeds, the wheelbase lengthens giving the driver more stability.
Redefining the sports car with the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Coupe
Speaking of the GT3, we have Porsche’s crowning jewel for sale in Los Angeles, California. At the back, it has a 3.8-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder “Boxer” engine pushing out some 475 horsepower and 324 lb-ft of torque at 6250 revolutions per minute.
The best thing about it? The flat-six unit revs to a motorcycle-rivaling 9,000 rpm, resulting in an exhaust note like no other. There is no sound trickery here, just the growl of a truly high-performance exhaust system. You may not get the same sound or speed as superbike revving to 9,000 rpm but, if you’re starting out on a motorcycle, and you want to work up to such performance as this Porsche. You may want to start with one of these Honda ruckus for sale.
The GT3’s party trick, however, comes into play once you introduce it to a set of corners. It is one of the fastest real-world cars currently in production, demolishing any B-road with incredible ferocity. If you’re after a true driver’s car, look no further. This is about as pure and raw as a car can get.
For the latest from Porsche, please join our email newsletter subscription list.