Dynamism without the visual drama

The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring preserves the 911's classic slant-back silhouette, without the GT3's trademark tall rear wing.
The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring preserves the 911's classic slant-back silhouette, without the GT3's trademark tall rear wing.PHOTO: PORSCHE
The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring preserves the 911's classic slant-back silhouette, without the GT3's trademark tall rear wing.
The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring preserves the 911's classic slant-back silhouette, without the GT3's trademark tall rear wing.PHOTO: PORSCHE

If there is such a thing as a "sleeper" Porsche 911, the GT3 Touring would be it

The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring boasts all of the regular 911 GT3's hardware, including its hand-built 4-litre flat-6 engine which revs to 9,000rpm, lowered and firmed-up suspension, all-wheel-steering, wider rear track and lightweight chassis and body components.

But it comes without the GT3's most obvious identifying feature, a tall rear wing, so the Touring preserves the 911's classic slant-back silhouette and could easily pass for a base Carrera at first glance.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2018, with the headline 'Dynamism without the visual drama'. Print Edition | Subscribe