On paper, the new 991-based Porsche 911 GT3 seems like the best one yet. It has a stiffer chassis, a wider track, four-wheel steering, and an all-new 475hp naturally-aspirated flat-six that revs to 9,000 rpm (but not over 9,000). Oh, and the gearbox is Porsche’s 7-speed PDK dual-clutch unit. The only gearbox; no manual will be offered.
So you can imagine Drive host (and former GT3 owner) Chris Harris was quite eager to drive this new rump-engined rocket. As you can see, he was quite impressed with the improvements made to the handling balance, and the banshee-esque engine. But while he was impressed with the PDK, he wasn’t in love with the fact it’s the only choice. Still, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if Harris Monkey adds one to his personal fleet before too long. We know we would.