Porsche 911 GT models to stay away from turbos

  • Apr 06, 2015
[caption id="attachment_16151" align="alignnone" width="711"]Porsche 911 GT3 RS Porsche 911 GT3 RS[/caption]

Recently, Iconic Italian performance car maker, Ferrari confirmed that it will not resort to turbocharging its flagship V12 petrol engine. This as Ferrari engineers are not in favour of turbocharging. Both as it is not the most efficient bit of technology for high speed driving and because the lighting quick throttle response of a naturally aspirated engine defines the very core of Ferrari. Read more here --> Ferrari V12 engine will remain naturally aspirated

Now, German performance car maker Porsche has also stated that unlike its turbocharged range of standard 911s, the hardcore GT versions of the iconic supercar will not be fitted with turbochargers.

Andreas Preuninger, Manager, Porsche High Performance Cars, told Autocar UK that the GT range of Porsche 911s will continue to be powered by naturally aspirated engines. Preuninger also intends to reintroduce manual gearboxes in the 911 GT models. Preuninger’s GT models are also the only models that still require the driver to push the gear selector down to downshift. Preuninger is reported to have said, “GT3s are normally aspirated - period.” You get the idea now that Mr. Preuninger is a properly old school performance car enthusiast. Something, that appears should work hugely in favour of Porsche in appealing to not just Porsche enthusiasts but also hardcore performance car aficionados world wide.

[caption id="attachment_16152" align="alignnone" width="773"]Porsche 911 GT3 RS Porsche 911 GT3 RS[/caption]

Porsche unveiled a new 4.0 litre, flat-six engine at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and this motor has been crammed into the new 2016 911 GT3 RS model. This makes the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS the most powerful naturally aspirated Porsche ever with a rated power output of 500PS of max power and 457Nm of peak torque. This gives the car a 0 to 99 km/h time of 3.3 seconds.

This engine is also expected to be fitted in the next 911 GT2 as well that will probably launched in 2018.

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