Chris Harris has driven an engineering sample of the new GT3. How does he get away with this?
Conclusions (spoiler warning):
- The engine is superb, in spite of the new GT3 dropping the Mezger engine used in previous GT3s. It revs to 9,000 rpm!
- The four wheel steering adds value; the car turns in much better than the 997 GT3 and has less understeer.
- The electric power steering is much, much better than in the 991 Carrera. It is “actually superb”, according to Chris. Not once, did he wish the car had hydraulic power steering.
- The PDK is the best so far, but Chris would like the GT3 to be “the last bastion of the manual gearbox”. This is actually his only gripe about the car.
Summarising: it is much, much better than the 997. If you can live with a paddle shift gearbox, the GT3 is an amazing achievement.