- the wingless 2022 porsche 911 gt3 touring will arrive in the u.s. early next year.
- it replaces the standard gt3's swan-neck wing for an automatically adjustable rear spoiler.
- orders are open now starting at $163,450, the same as the standard gt3.
porsche's 911 gt3 will again, for the second time, add a touring package that deletes the rear wing to look more incognito while ripping toward its 9000-rpm redline. it'll still be offered as a no-cost option on the new 992-generation model, and it will start arriving in the states early next year.
the standard gt3's wing hangs from swan-neck pylons creating up to 150 percent more downforce than its predecessor. the touring package equips an automatically deployed rear spoiler that can also be raised and lowered using a button in the infotainment screen. the rest of the car is unchanged. porsche says the touring's curb weight is 3164 pounds, the same as the standard gt3. on our scales, it weighed 3222 pounds. both gt3s use an unequal-length control-arm front suspension inspired by the 911 rsr race car—a first for the 911—and also new adaptive dampers.
and they're powered by the same naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six that produces 502 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque with a 9000-rpm rev limiter. a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is standard, carried over from the previous gt3, but a six-speed manual is available at no extra charge. however, on both gt3s, the do-it-yourself gearbox isn't available in california because of sound restrictions. in our test, the automatic-equipped gt3 reached 60 mph in 2.7 seconds. top speed is the same at 199 mph for manual-equipped cars and 197 mph with the automatic.
other visual tweaks with the touring package include silver trim outlining the windows, and the front end's color matches the body (the standard gt3's is blacked out). a "gt3 touring" badge rests on the rear grille, and the sport exhaust tips are finished in silver but can be ordered in black. their interior features more leather, including touring-specific embossed surfaces, and fabric seat inserts.
the 2022 porsche 911 gt3 touring is available to order now and will arrive in the u.s. early next year starting at $163,450, the same price as the standard gt3.