But I was amazed I’d never rumbled it before and could only put it down to one thing: for every flaw in this classic sportscar there is a more-than-compensating piece of perfection. Set your size 9s to work and you quickly appreciate the effort that has gone into connecting these metal tabs with the mechanicals. They’re so precise and direct you feel like you could flex a toe and the engine would respond. They make the controls in other cars seem like baseball bats by comparison.
That’s the way it is with the 911 and why it retains its appeal. It’s unique in the car world in retaining a rear-engined layout that defies physics by placing all the heavy bits somewhere south of the rear axle. The consequent handling qualities, even as ironed out by today’s ubiquitous software systems, make it unlike any other car.
“If there is one Porsche that best demonstrates that what we as a company learn on the race track we are able to build into our road cars, then the GT3 is that car,” said Porsche Cars Australia managing director Michael Winkler. “The GT3 is in many ways the ultimate Porsche.”
Difficult to disagree.
Source: The Australian, picture by Porsche