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Steve Sutcliffe reviews the latest Porsche 911 GT3 and he reckons it could be the world's best sports car.
The reviews on the new-generation Porsche 911 GT3 keep dropping in with the latest video coming from UK magazine Autocar's road tester, Steve Sutcliffe, who sat behind the wheel of the most focused 991 to date during the car's European media presentation.To say that he was impressed, is an understatement, with Sutcliffe stating that it's extremely fast yet "so stable", going as far as saying that it's "the bargain of the century" at £100,000 (equal, but not comparable, to about US$152,000) and the "best car Porsche has ever made".
Since we gather some of you will be asking, the Nissan GT-R starts at £76,610 (US$117,000) in Britain.
Before we let you watch the video (that is, if you haven't done so already), we'll remind youthat the new 911 GT3 comes with a 3.8-liter naturally aspirated boxer engine rated for 469HP (475PS) with a seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission transferring power to the rear axle, for a 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint time of just 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 315 km/h (195 mph)
It's a Friday night in late April. In New York, the weather is starting to look great. I feel like getting into my car tomorrow morning and going for a thrash. I am going to need some motivation, like watching some Top 10 NBA Plays before I play pick up basketball.
So why not turn on the computer, crank up the speakers and enjoy 6 awesome minutes of Porsche GT3 bombing around various rally courses?
This video is a compilation of driver Ruben Zeltner's rally events in 2011 and 2012. We've seen some of his antics before. This video is visually and aurally awesome to take in. At least as far as I'm concerned, the only thing better than fast cars is fast cars on dirt and snow
Check out this great video of the new 991-generation Porsche 911 GT3 against the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, the fastest ever Aston.
The new 911 GT3 is simply one of the best sports cars money can buy. With its breadth of abilities, it’s more accessible than ever, yet it still offers the track-inspired technology and driver engagement it’s famous for. Few cars, at any price, can match its performance and handling.
Since its launch in 1999, the Porsche 911 GT3 has been the benchmark against which every other track-focused car has been rated. There are more powerful, more expensive 911s, but the GT3 represents the sports car at its purest and most intense. In fact, all four generations of GT3 arguably rank alongside 1973’s legendary 2.7 RS in the annals of greatest 911s.
As for the Aston Martin, this is the company at its best. They are producing cars that driving enthusiasts can really get excited about. We love its engine, its handling and its styling but can’t help being frustrated by the gearbox. To illustrate just how good the rest of the car is, though, you’ll find yourself forgiving the V12 S its quirks as soon as you find a twisty piece of tarmac.
We’ve already declared the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S the best Aston in the line-up off the back of a drive on the twisty, sun-soaked tarmac of Palm Springs but its big test will be this first drive in the UK.
The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series accelerates from zero to 60mph in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 315 km/h. The AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine has 631 hp makes the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series the most powerful AMG car to date. Taking away some 150 pounds of weight from the regular SLS AMG Coupe, also give the SLS Black the best power/weight ratio of any AMG to date. Add to the numbers the general view by most pundits that this is one of the best cars AMG has ever made and you have have something very special.
What do you test this thing against on a track? Is there anything as crazy, extreme or just plain nuts? Yep, how about a 997 Porsche GT2 RS, which was the most hardcore offering from Porsche in recent years.
With that, lets allow Jethro from EVO magazine take over, testing one of the 2013 EVO car of the year stars, the SLS Black against a tough competitor the GT2 RS. Who will win?
Porsche 911 GT3 vs Aston Martin V12 Vantage S vs Mercedes C63 AMG. Yep, This Video by Chris Harris is Awesome.
Driving the Porsche 911 GT3, Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series is a special occasion indeed. Which is best for the track and on the road, and which one would you have?