The German automaker spoke about how the new Porsche 911 GT3 handled endurance tests.
The new Porsche GT3 on the Nürburgring North loop showed a time of 6: 59.927 on a full circle (20.8 kilometers), but on a segment of 20.6 kilometers, a time of 6: 55.2 was recorded, which is more than 17 seconds better than the result of a sports car of the last generation. In addition to impressive speed, the new 911 GT3 also boasts endurance. The automaker claims that the sports car is capable of racing at top speed for literally hours on end. During road tests at the Nardo training ground in Italy, the sports car drove 5,000 kilometers at a speed of 300 kilometers per hour, stopping only to refuel.
This indicator corresponds to almost 17 hours of continuous operation of the power plant at speeds close to maximum. The German automaker notes that the 4.0-liter naturally aspirated powertrain was rated “impeccable” upon completion of tests. In order for the engine to cope with this load, engineers had to develop a complex lubrication system that is largely identical to racing ones. The naturally aspirated 510-horsepower engine has spent over 22,000 hours on the test bench in various operating modes – including full throttle.