Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package – poor man’s 911 R

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package – poor man’s 911 R

Missed out on the original 991-unit allocation of the Porsche 911 R, or weren’t able stomach the €189,544 (RM952,300) price tag? Zuffenhausen wants to help you by offering a Touring Package on the standard 911 GT3, which provides all the purist appeal of the R but without the limited-run exclusiveness or the steep premium over the regular car. It’s basically a 911 R for everyone. Well, almost.

To give the track-bred GT3 a more classic 911 look, the park bench rear wing has been swapped for a flush-fitting extendable spoiler from the base Carrera, albeit with an additional body-coloured Gurney flap. The side window surrounds, sports exhaust tips, headlight washer covers and Porsche rear badging have also been finished in silver, although the Black Exterior Touring Package reinstates the normal GT3’s gloss black items.

Also receiving a pared-down look is the interior, which substitutes Alcantara trim on the steering wheel, gearlever, centre console storage lid and door armrests and handles for smooth leather with black stitching. The seat centres finished in black fabric trim, and the headrests feature embossed Porsche crests, while black aluminium trim completes the more subdued aesthetic.

Otherwise, it’s the same car as the GT3, with power coming from a 4.0 litre naturally-aspirated flat-six that revs up to 9,000 rpm and develops 500 hp at 8,250 rpm and 460 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. A six-speed manual gearbox is the only transmission you can have with the Touring Package, and it takes the same time to go from zero to 100 km/h (3.9 seconds) before hitting a top speed just 3 km/h slower at 316 km/h.

Also carried over is the chassis, which is 25 mm lower than a Carrera and comes with active rear steering, dynamic engine mounts and a locking rear differential. The 20-inch wheels are the same as well and are shod with 245/35-section front and 305/30-section rear tyres.

Buyers can specify the same options as on the GT3, including all paint and wheel colours, carbon ceramic brakes, a front axle lift system, LED headlights, multiple seat variants, the Chrono Package and various sound systems. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system with the Connect Plus module and the Porsche Track Precision app also come as standard.

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Jonathan Lee

After trying to pursue a career in product design, Jonathan Lee decided to make the sideways jump into the world of car journalism instead. He therefore appreciates the aesthetic appeal of a car, but for him, the driving experience is still second to none.



  • Nordin on Sep 12, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    RM952k is without tax. You plus tax in, it becomes about RM5 million. Then you realise, how stupid we are to be conned into paying so much a taxes on cars

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  • dimitriy on Sep 12, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    911 catching up the Evora

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Sep 13, 2017 at 1:22 am

    sold out in no time

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  • Mikey on Sep 13, 2017 at 11:33 am

    He he he. IF this is a poor man’s 911 R, I think most people don’t mind being poor. Cheers … to poor man.

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