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2008 Porsche 911 GT3 Review

Rocket Ship

A three-quarter front view of a white 2008 Porsche 911 GT3

In short: A street legal racecar.

apable of launching to speeds of 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, this aerodynamic coupe comes with a rear engine and rear-wheel drive. The superfast two-seater’s other facets include internally ventilated disc brakes and a nifty spoiler to help keep this rocket ship firmly glued to the earth.

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A three-quarter rear view of a white 2008 Porsche 911 GT3

Warranty/Service: Four-year basic warranty; two-year warranty for genuine Porsche parts; three-year warranty for paintwork; ten-year warranty against rust holes.

Base Price: $107,500

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: rear-engine, rear-wheel drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe

Engine: 3.6-liter, water-cooled, horizontally opposed "Boxer" 6-cylinder with VarioCam
Horsepower: 415 hp @ 7,600 rpm
Torque: 300 lb-ft @ 5,500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual with dual-mass flywheel and hydraulic clutch

Curb weight: 3,075 lbs
Wheelbase: 93 in
Length/Width/Height: 176.3/71.2/50.3 in

Brakes: all-wheel internally ventilated disc with ABS
MacPherson axle in front; multi-link axle with rigidly mounted axle bracket in rear; special spring and damper tuning, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), and anti-roll bar with high-performance diameter in front and rear

Traction: traction control

0-60 mph: 4.1 seconds
Top Speed: 193 mph

EPA City: 15 mpg
EPA Highway: 22 mpg

Safety: seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters, side-guard door beams, front and rear deformation zones, dual front airbags, head and thorax side airbags, tire pressure monitoring system

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