Akrapovic 991 GT3 Exhaust: The Awakening
August 27th, 2015
Replace the 2.7 liter flat 6 of the 70’s with a 3.8 liter flat 6 of today and gain an incredible 265 horsepower. Technology and time has allowed that extra liter of displacement to DOUBLE the power output. Think about that, this car makes more than DOUBLE the power of its first iteration and only weighs 1/3rd more. Looking at the car from any angle you can see that it means business, the famously powerful Porsche Red Calipers, the single lug wheels, the low front end hugging the tarmac…
Although there is no doubt that the rawness of the cars of the yesteryears are going to be missed, there is no question that the Porsches latest GT3 allows us to have the same sort of emotional experiences. Yes the addition of ABS, Traction Control, and PDK make the car “easier” to drive, but I would venture a guess that driving a 991 GT3 at high speeds around a track is going to take a lot more skill. The electronic nannies keep you from doing anything too wild, but with huge sticky tires out back, aerodynamic downforce, huge brake calipers almost as big in circumference as the RS’s wheels, it takes a lot more commitment to drive the 991 GT3 fast.
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