Porsche 911 GT3 - Should I have Bought a Manual? | TRACK TEST

Porsche 911 GT3 - Should I have Bought a Manual? | TRACK TEST

Porsche 911 GT3, Manual or PDK? This seems to be the topic of the moment as to whether Porsche's track car should come with a 3rd pedal and a gearstick, or equipped with the lightning fast double clutch paddles. With my PDK car inbound in just a few weeks, I had my first drive of a manual equipped GT3 thanks to Autorize.IO and FurlanTech at Ascari Race Resort in Spain - a circuit I have long wanted to visit. What's my conclusion? Wait and see...

The 911 GT3 has a screaming 4.0 litre Flat-6 that revs all the way to 9,000rpm and where better to experience that than out on a private track with nobody around to interfere. Ascari circuit is created from some of the very best corners on tracks around the world, combined together to make one 5.4km long meandering route through the undulations of the hills.

My hosts for the day, Autorize.IO have created a blockchain protocol that will open up the idea of concepts like supercar sharing in a new way by community involvement to evaluate driving styles, preparation of the vehicles and so forth, managed via the soon to launch FurlanTech app. These ideas of peer-to-peer services are growing fast and introducing such a system in a way that allows privately owned supercars to be rented out with opted driving styles selected and priced up front, will open new doors in the industry.

With regards to my Porsche GT3... you've seen it being built and you've seen it receiving the final touches at Exclusive Manufaktur, but it's a few weeks to go now before collecting it in March! From there it will receive the preparation and treatment at Topaz while I'm away in Australia and New Zealand before returning at the end of the month for a trip to Car Freitag at the Nurburgring! Although mine officially will need many miles to run in, what's better than to drive one that's already there.

Thanks to the team for making this day possible, I had an incredible afternoon and a lot of fun, I look forward to introducing you more to Autorize.IO when it has fully launched in the not too distant future.

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Stay tuned to the video for a bonus at the end, jumping into a Lamborghini Huracan Performante for some hot laps with a glorious V10 soundtrack, thanks to @mister_1a

Thanks for watching, Tim

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