Porsche has just announced the 992 GT3, and it's the most extreme GT-car yet, with a wholly reengineered double-wishbone front suspension replacing the regular 992's struts.
This is the 7th-generation of GT3, and the massive engineering signals a sea change for Porsche: the GT3 is now, unquestionably, the most important car in the 911 lineup.
Porsche's GT-Car Division, run by the talented and charismatic Andreas Preuninger, exists within Porsche's Motorsport Department — and has made the most desirable 911s of the last 20 years.
It's time to look back at the 996, 997, 991.1 and 991.2 variants to understand the progression of the GT cars in Porsche's lineup.
At the Porsche Experience Center's Los Angeles track, Jason drives the 996 GT3 RS, 997 GT3 RS 4.0, 997 GT2 RS, 991.1 911 R, and 991.2 GT2 RS — while recording high-quality sound — so you can see and hear just how far the GT cars have come.
Think of this as Andy Preuninger's Greatest Hits, Volume 1.
00:00 The 992 GT3 - Intro
01:24 One Man's vision: Andreas Preuninger
02:05 Porsche's GT-Car Division
02:23 992 GT3's Front Suspension
03:08 996 GT3 History
04:12 996 GT3 RS History
05:30 997 GT3 RS 4.0 History
06:46 R35 Nissan GT-R breaks Nürburgring Nordschleife record
07:00 997 GT2 RS - Project 727
07:52 991 GT3
09:04 The Fight Over The Manual Transmission
10:18 Two types of GT Customers
10:46 The 991.1 911R
12:19 The 991.2 GT2 RS
13:58 996 GT3 RS Acceleration 0-100
14:17 997 GT3 RS 4.0 Acceleration 0-100
14:35 997 GT2 RS Acceleration 0-100
14:56 991 911R Acceleration 0-100
15:16 991 GT2 RS Acceleration 0-100
15:38 996 GT3 RS Hot Lap In-Car
17:03 997 GT3 RS 4.0 Hot Lap In-Car
18:26 997 GT2 RS Hot Lap In-Car
19:47 991 911R Hot Lap In-Car
21:08 997 GT2 RS Hot Lap In-Car
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