The Porsche 911 GT3: Celebrating 20 Years of Conquering Road and Track
The Porsche 911 GT3, considered as the standard 911’s lighter, faster, and more aggressive sibling, celebrates its 20th year this year. Ushering a new era for the German carmaker when it was first unveiled back in 1999, the GT3 became Porsche’s pride and joy as it earned nods from all across the motorsport world.
For 20 years, the 911 GT3 continues to serve as the missing link between track-only and road-legal cars. As Porsche prepares for the next version, it takes a stroll down memory lane with one of the winningest 911s ever.
Porsche introduced the GT3 for 911’s 996.1 generation in 1999. The vehicle’s first iteration sported a stiffer and lowered suspension than the standard 911, with added chassis bracing, a 45-kilo weight loss, and a 360 hp 3.6-liter flat six, which was 64-hp faster than the standard 911.
The GT3 has certainly evolved leaps and bounds in the couple of decades since its release. Although Porsche is not releasing a 20th anniversary special edition, buzz about the next GT3 has been circling around, and as a way to announce its coming, the company released an amazing gallery of 911 GT3s from past to present. If you’re a fan of the car, let these spectacular photos allow you to revisit your favorite 911 GT3s and tide you over until the launch of the latest model.