2010 Porsche 911 GT3 announced for Geneva autoshow

Porsche AG will have 2 World unveilings at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show: the 911 GT3 and the Cayenne Diesel.

The new 911 GT3 is faster, more powerful and more dynamic than ever. Maximum output of the normally-aspirated six-cylinder is now 435 hp, up 20 hp over the former model. Performance improves accordingly, with the new GT3 accelerating to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and achieving a top track speed of 312 km/h.

Aerodynamic modifications add to the new look of the GT3 and more than double the car’s downforce. The GT3 also comes for the first time with Porsche Stability Management that can be switched on and off in individual stages.

Porsche’s second model launch in Geneva is the Cayenne Diesel. The economical, high-torque power unit offers significant advantages on long drives and when towing a trailer.

Displacing three litres, the V6 develops a maximum output of 240 hp, sufficient for a top speed of 214 km/h. Engine torque peaks at 405 lb-ft at just 2,000 rpm. The Cayenne Diesel accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds and has a range of up to 1,000 km on a single tank of fuel.

The Cayenne Diesel comes exclusively with Porsche’s six-speed Tiptronic S transmission. Standard Porsche Stability Management (PSM) has been specifically geared to the characteristics of the diesel engine.

The 2010 911 GT3 will go on sale in Canada this October for
C$138,100 and the Cayenne Diesel is not currently slated for sale in North America.