This 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 joins its older GT3 brother in the Oloi stable. It’s been lightly modified by Oloi founder Thomas Lee and his team at Savvy to show what just a few bolt-on modifications can do for a stock car’s performance. NewYorKars has a preview of this high-performance purple Porsche.
Following our preview of Oloi’s 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, we’re taking another peek inside their garage. The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 is an evolution of the track-ready German coupe. This is the first GT3 for the 991.2 series. It’s been lightly prepped by Oloi founder Thomas Lee and his team at Savvy to show what just a few bolt-on modifications can do for a stock car’s performance.
The 2018 GT3 brought back the option for a six-speed manual transmission in addition to the 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. The engine size has been increased to four liters, making this the most powerful naturally aspirated direct-injection flat-six engine of any production Porsche. In fact, the same powerplant can be found in the GT3 Cup race car. New suspension and aero designs add 20 percent downforce to this GT3.
Power in the new GT3 is up to 500 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and 339 pound-feet of torque at 6,000 rpm, an increase of 25 horsepower and 15 pound-feet over the 991.1 GT3. Depending on the transmission, the 2018 GT3 will do a 0-60 mile-per-hour run in 3 seconds, on to a top speed of 198 miles per hour. The 911 GT3’s aerodynamic wizardry produces 340 pounds of downforce at top speed.
Oloi founder and track addict Thomas Lee wanted his newer GT3 to have fewer upgrades when compared to the first one. He likens the upgrades to those of his 2007 Honda S2000, which we also covered in a previous blog post.
As with the S2000, Thomas “gradually add and change my needs of the car as I progress through the OE sittings; it’s very important to first understand its stock behaviors.”
Thomas and his team took their new GT3 to Buttonwillow Raceway Park in California to get a feel for the car’s performance. Following this they implemented a minimalistic series of upgrades and mods.
Learn more about this high-performance purple Porsche at Oloi’s official blog: