Porsche 911 GT3 slashes Nurburgring time by four seconds with Rad-looking aero and suspension kit


Porsche works driver Kévin Estre poses next to the 911 GT3 with Manthey Performance modifications

Porsche works driver Kévin Estre poses next to the 911 GT3 with Manthey Performance modifications
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A Porsche 911 GT3 equipped with some modifications of Manthey ran a 6 mins, 55 second round of the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring. That’s 4.19 seconds faster than the time set by a stock 911 GT3 in 2021. And European customers can now get the Manthey Performance kit which has improved lap times.

That you like hair in four tuning science Nuerburgring lap time or not, one thing is certain: the Manthey performance kit gives the 911 GT3 a rather radiant look. But the changes are not just superficial.

Aerodynamics is obviously one of them. Manthey achieved higher downforce on the front axle of the 911 GT3 with a larger front spoiler lip as well as sideflaps and canards and modified air guides under the car. JThe rear wing is also wider – for aero, sure, but I like to think it’s also to emphasize that unmistakable rear profile of the 911. The wheels get an aero treatment, too: check out the carbon fiber discs affixed to the rear wheels, a throwback to the 1980s turbojet that has me developing an unhealthy fixation.

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They are so good!

When it comes to components, the Manthey kit focuses primarily on suspension. Porsche and Manthey have developed a four-way adjustment system reelmore configuration suitable for the 911 GT3, with adjustable spacers that require no tools to dial. This suspension kit increases the front spring rate 10% and 7% in there is.

All in all, the aerodynamic and upgraded add-ons the suspension helped the 911 GT3 Course four seconds faster to the Green Hell. But that extra performance won’t come cheap. The Manthey kit will cost €37,911 (or $40,376 at the current exchange rate) in Europe, excluding taxes. Oh, but the kit comes with a tow loop. Talk about added value.

Orders are now open for the Manthey Performance Kit in the European market, and Porsche expects customers to take delivery this fall. At this time the kit is not available to US buyers, but Porsche says it is considering a US release. Please give us at least those aerodisks.

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