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Porsche 911 GT3 vs. 911 GT3 RSR – Comparison Test

Patrick Long is a study in concentration, finely modulated aggression and economy of movement as he wrings out the high-performance sponge that is the production 911 GT3. Reflexive steering inputs arrest mid-corner twitches of yaw almost before they happen.

His right hand darts from wheel to shifter to wheel again in milliseconds, recalling those slow-motion biology films where a frog zaps a hapless insect with a flick of its tongue. And always, always to the throttle early, taking keen advantage of the Porsche’s tail-heavy weight bias and sticky, wide Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires to stabilize the chassis mid-corner and rocket out of turns. It’s as if he’s always two steps ahead of the car, precisely why he’s a Porsche factory driver and I’m not.


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Porsche 911 GT3 vs. 911 GT3 RSR – Photos and Results of the Porsche GT Showdown at RoadandTrack.com
Find out how these street cars fare against their racing counterparts. Read the Porsche 911 GT3 vs. 911 GT3 RSR comparison at RoadandTrack.com