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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 promises plenty of naturally aspirated power

With a new 4.0-liter flat six engine, the 991.2 GT3 remains a naturally aspirated delight.

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Those of you bemoaning the addition of turbochargers to the 911 lineup will be happy to know the GT3 keeps natural aspiration.

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It does, however, tote a new motor.

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Its new 4.0-liter flat six engine puts out 500 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque.

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That's a 25-horsepower bump over the outgoing model.

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Standard performance equipment includes rear axle steering and dynamic engine mounts.

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While it is a new GT3, it doesn't look too different from the old one.

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That big ol' wing isn't going anywhere.

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The interior borrows its steering wheel from the 918 Spyder hypercar.

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Standard tech includes Porsche's Connect Plus Module, which adds Apple CarPlay, real-time traffic information and other connected services.

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The new GT3 goes on sale later this year, and the MSRP is $143,600.

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