As if the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 wasn’t great enough, the Porsche engineers in Weissach teamed up with Manthey to make it better. The Manthey Performance Kit for the 911 GT3 reworks the coupé’s aerodynamics and suspension, leading, as usual, to faster lap times. Last year Manthey’s kit for the 911 GT2 RS broke the production car lap record at the Nürburgring with a time of 6:43.3. This new bundle for the GT3 kit took 4.19 seconds off the time Porsche had put in last year with the stock car, completing the North Loop in 6:55.737 on a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires.
The revisions start with a larger front lip spoiler with side flaps. They route air through reworked air deflectors under the car, increasing downforce on the front axle. Aerodiscs on the rear wheels help to tame the aerodynamic behavior and look great cool. At the rear, the vertical strips on the rear diffuser are longer and made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Above that, the gooseneck wing is larger, fits larger endplates and has a greater angle of attack. Under the hood, the suspension is now a four-way adjustable coilover, an owner who can change rebound and compression without tools. It’s also stiffer, spring rate 10% higher in the front, 7% higher in the rear. Porsche says this improves the car’s handling by ten-tenths without hindering its everyday usability.
Options include forged lightweight wheels that shed 16.1 pounds, braided steel brake lines and race brake pads.
For now, the kit is only available in Europe, but Porsche US says it is still considering bringing the kit here. Ordered through Porsche Centers, EU shoppers will pay €37,911 ($40,370 US), which is about $10,000 a second shaved off that ‘Ring effort. Judging by the video, we would take it.