"You might think hanging a 420-pound, 500-hp 4.0-liter hunk of flat-six over the back wheels of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 would make it hard to handle at speed (or otherwise). You might also think adding rear-wheel steering would accentuate that skittishness. You, and probably some physicists, would be wrong on both accounts. Sure, on cold tires, in the morning around a roundabout, the race-bred GT3 can, and will, slide its tail sideways without warning. It IS still for the hard-core. But exiting a sweeper at 80 mph with foot to floor? It's planted like an old oak tree, even over the shiny, red-and-white curbing at Circuit Guadix in southern Spain. Like we said, it IS for the hard-core.
"The GT3 is the track car from the track car brand. It's been 18 years since the first 911 GT3 premiered, and since then, it's gone from hiding a 355-hp 3.6-liter flat-six to today's 500-hp, 911 GT3 Cup-derived 4.0. It's the only naturally aspirated 911 you can buy right now."
-- Jake Lingeman, Autoweek