The updated and supercharged Porsche 997 GT3 is hitting the track, thanks to a promotional shoot for the all new sports car available for a test run at Fred Lavery Company in Birmingham, MI.
German race team Manthey Racing took a Porsche 997 GT3 RS, based on the Porsche 911, onto Ferrari's test track in Italy. They hit speeds unheard of in the competition's luxury sports cars, but continued to handle like the vehicle was traveling at 25 mph.
A promotional video shot at the course shows a "Mk1 997 GT3 RS from Manthey Racing with a loud but sonorous X-Ost exhaust doing its huffing and puffing thing on the Imola circuit in Italy. (The track's official name is Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari and it lies 49.7 miles east of Ferrari headquarters in Maranello.)"
"We get to see the usual slick fly-bys but also some solid in-car footage and other shots from many angles in this top-notch production. Top speed reached in this run was 147 mph and that was done in 5th gear."
Porsche continues to break barriers of speed and performance. And now, Porsche plans to work on affordability, with great leasing options and news that the auto maker will produce a line of smaller, more "economy" class vehicles in the near future.