Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package: Subtle Changes, Big Payoff
The new Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package is here, and the hype is real. The price starts at $161,100, the same price as the regular Porsche 911 GT3. What sets the 911 GT3 Touring Package apart from the standard version? The wing. The ever polarizing rear wing.
How much does a Porsche 911 GT3 Touring cost?
Porsche says the 911 GT3 with the touring package will be available in early 2022. What’s different with the touring package? The GT3 Touring has a naturally aspirated 4.0L flat-six engine getting 502 hp and 346 lb-ft. The biggest exterior difference is that the Touring does not have a wing-like the other GT3. Instead, this one has an automatically adjusted rear spoiler. It comes equipped with the performance-oriented 6-speed GT Sport manual transmission.
The 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package removes the classic rear wing for an automatic adjusting version. Beyond the wing removal, the car remains otherwise unchanged. It weighs about the same as the standard GT3.
One interesting thing to note is that Porsche is offering a warning for those who might order this configuration.
“Due to global supply issues affecting the auto industry, GT3 models equipped with the 6-speed GT Sport Manual Transmission will not be available for delivery until early 2022. Please check with your local dealer for more information.”Porsche
So while orders are open now, the manual transmission option is going to hold you up should you take that route.
What is the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring?
The Touring Package is the newest trim option in the 911 GT3 lineup. While it isn’t that different from the standard version, there is a good reason. The 911 GT3 is already a pretty spectacular car. The Touring package offers silver trim compared to the blacked-out trim. In addition, it gets a cool badge on the rear grille and offers silver sport exhaust tips.
The 911 GT3 has a 0-6 mph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 197 mph. The Touring has a 0-6 mph time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph.
If that doesn’t set this Porsche apart, there are many ways to customize the car. The seats have a few options with the Touring. The Sport Seats Plus (4-way), Adaptive Sport Seats Plus (18-way) for $2,640, or Full Bucket Seats for $5,900. For the Exclusive Manufaktur Leather Interior upgrade, the cost is $15,350. Otherwise, it will come with the Touring Package interior in black.
You can add other things like a carbon-fiber roof, under-door puddle lights, and other small design features. Buyers can pick between the 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission or the 6-speed GT Sport Manual Transmission, as long as you aren’t in California.
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) with yellow calipers are $9,210, while the high gloss black calipers will run you $10,110.
How does it compare to the rest of the Porsche lineup?
The 718 Cayman starts at $60,500. This one gets 300 hp and has a 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds. It has a top speed of 170 mph and also comes in an automatic transmission. The 718 Cayman has a few different options in the lineup.
The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 gets 414 hp, 309 lb-ft of torque, and has a top track speed of 189 miles per hour for the manual option. It gets from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds with the naturally aspirated manual boxer 6 engine.
The 911 Turbo S gets 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque from the twin-turbocharged boxer six. The 0-60 mph speed is 2.6 seconds, one of the faster times across the brand. The Turbo S has a top track speed of 205 mph, and the starting MSRP is only $207,800.
Overall, the Touring package is going to be hard to resist. While the 911 GT3 is the pinnacle of sports cars, the Touring package only takes it up another notch. If you are even considering considering ordering the GT3 Touring Package, you may as well do it. As 2021 has shown us, nothing in the automotive industry is certain, even if you have an order in.