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We take the Porsche 911 GT3 for a spin (pictures)

The new Porsche 911 GT3 will not come with a manual gearbox as an option. We took out the last of the current generation to remind ourselves what we will be missing out on in future.

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Drew Stearne

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The substantial spoiler is one of the most striking attributes of any Porsche.
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This current model GT3 has come to the end of its run.
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The new GT3 will not be offered with a manual gearbox.
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Some purist will tell you that giving up the manual option kills off a little of what makes a Porsche special.
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This model will also be the last one without electronic power steering.
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This 997 GT3 may well become a future collectors favourite.
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GT3 badges are literally all over this car.
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That manual stick will soon be a thing of the past in the GT3.
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It would be a shame not to take the old girl out for a spin to see what Porsche are leaving behind.
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The carbon ceramic brake option was fitted to this car.
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A track day was in order to say a proper good bye to the last of the manual GT3s
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Silverstone is the home of British Grand Prix and Porsche has a permanent presence there too.
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Full systems check before take off.
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It's a badge that inspires trust that you're about to have a good time behind the wheel.
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There were a few not so distant relatives of the GT3 at the track too.
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Porsche have their own mini circuit inside the Silverstone grounds.
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The car comes alive out on the track.
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With all of the driver aids turned off the car is eager to get the back out.
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One of Porsche's drivers was on hand to really show us what it could do.
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This is a road legal car but when pushing it hard you realise it was intended as a track toy.
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The straight line speed is impressive
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We will miss the manual GT3 but look forward to driving its PDK only replacement soon.

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