2022 Porsche 911 GT3 keeps the torch burning for sports cars

2022 Porsche 911 GT3

Few vehicles embody the concept of a precision tool better than the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3, and, like any fine tool, the GT3 demands respect.

Use a Randall knife as a screwdriver and you’re likely to lose a thumb. Likewise, if you use the 911 GT3 for your everyday driver, your ears and spine will be assaulted by one of the sportiest vehicles to bear a license plate.

But you’ll look, sound and perform like few others on track days.

That’s the point of the 911 GT3: to distill Porsche’s unmistakable sports car to its essence. From sound insulation in the cabin to steering response to ride comfort, the 911 is built for speed, not comfort. Sure, the interior is swathed in leather and suede, the optional two-tone alloy wheels slay and the navigation system is world-class. But don’t mistake the GT3 for a luxury car. Every inch and ounce has been honed to a fine edge for performance.

2022 Porsche 911 GT3 instrument cluster, with navigation display

The 911 is Porsche’s torchbearer, born in 1964 to race. Despite nearly 60 years of advances in comfort and driver assistance, the GT3 is a 502-horsepower reminder of that.

How much?

Prices for the 2022 911 GT3 start at $161,100, excluding a $1,350 destination fee and $1,700 gas guzzler tax. (The two-seater gets just 14 mpg in city driving, the sort of figure more frequently associated with delivery vans than 198-mph two-seaters.)