The 911 GT3 is unquestionably Porsche’s most important sports car. It’s the most direct link between the roadgoing customer cars and the endurance racers. It’s the most purely enthusiastic car in an entire range of enthusiast-oriented models. In fact, when the question of Porsche buying advice comes up, it’s frequently framed as “What 911 should I buy if I can’t afford a GT3 at current market prices?”
The 991.2 generation car in basically any trim, but ideally a six-speed Touring with comfort seats, is probably the most well-rounded drivers car in the world. It offers an outstanding and dramatic experience entirely focused around driver enjoyment, sensory fizziness, and a precise, mechanical connection to an engine that doesn’t feel its own weight. And it asked virtually nothing in return. Many drivers I see at Los Angeles’ Cars and Coffee each weekend daily-drive their GT3’s, and they are always a popular choice for both long-haul luxury car tours and track days. The things that make the GT3 special can be enjoyed at any pace. Even in traffic, it’s perfectly fine and practical, with a light clutch and easy inputs. Yet in the frequency of its vibrations and the substance of its controls it still feels more special than a standard 911. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.