From seven generations of 911, the third iteration of the Porsche GT3 is born. After a rocky start in 2013 and nearly 800 cars recalled due to impending engine failure from connecting rod bolts, the 991 GT3 has finally reached a pinnacle of production, heralding a new era of RS. We love Porsche almost as much as Audi here at NWAS, so when this 991 GT3 was confirmed for a New Car Detail & Full Frontal XPEL paint protection, excitement in the shop jumped up a notch.
Upon arrival, the GT3 looked fresh off the lot with only so much as a little road grime on the stark white fenders.
A thorough 24-step hand wash was just what the 991 needed to freshen up!
Once the exterior was looking spotless, it was time for Brian to decontaminate the paintwork with claybar & gloss up the GT3 via single stage polish. Our New Car Detail package is designed to give any factory fresh vehicle just what it needs to look like it rolled out of the showroom without unnecessary extras. We can tailor it to include a more robust level of paint correction & reconditioning in dire situations, but the Porsche GT3 was far from blemished.
As soon as the 991 was shining bright, Tim set to work on installing the Full Frontal XPEL Ultimate paint protection package.
To keep the front clip completely free of chips or scratches, XPEL Ultimate gets installed over the entire hood, fenders, front bumper, headlights, and fog lamps. As with all our PPF packages, Full Frontal also includes side mirror wraps, as well as door edge guards & handle cups. Next to our Total Coverage kit, Full Frontal is without a doubt one of our most requested & more robust wrap offerings. When you’re dealing with a car that’s as capable as the GT3, going Full Frontal is an obvious choice!
With the XPEL Ultimate cured out & buttoned up, we had just enough time to fit the GT3 in the cyclorama for a quick photo shoot before departure.
Even in basic white, the Porsche 991 GT3 is instantly identifiable as something more than a run-of-the-mill 911. Center-lock wheels, meaty carbon ceramic brakes and a tall rear wing give this Porsche just a dash of cup-car feel while still retaining plenty of creature comforts & every day accessibility.
Once inside, the minimal nature of the GT3 really takes hold. The cabin is a mix of black leather, suede, and aluminum, cleanly formed into a no-nonsense cockpit that supplies the driver with all of the necessities right where they need to be. The white contrast stitching on the seats helps bring the monochromatic feel full circle, too.
The large, split-spoke wheels sit within the wells with just enough clearance for the brakes & clean fitment. While they’re optional in black, the cost of “exclusivity” seems a bit unnecessary given how classy the anthracite silver finish looks next to white. Mix in yellow calipers, and the GT3 is all the more capable of crushing lap times.
Large but functional spoiler aside, it’s a modern super car that leaves the occasionally ostentatious nature of its Italian competitors far behind. The GT3 is calm, cool, and collected — a perfect fit for any driver that wants to keep a low profile on a weekend drive or spirited mountain road shakedown.
Back outside in the mid-morning sun, the time came for us to say goodbye to the 991. It’s been a good year for Porsche at NWAS thus far, and it’s still just getting started. As some readers may remember, we had the pleasure of cleaning up a beautiful Mexico Blue Turbo S only months ago. If the arrival of this GT3 is a sign of things to come, we can’t wait to get our wash mitts on a brand new RS in the near future!
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