Test drive: Porsche performs with a race car built for the road

Many companies like to say they have created a ‘race car for the road’, but few truly meet this definition as accurately as the 911 GT3

The Porsche 911 GT3 comes in at €231,041. Picture: Hoch Zwei

The Porsche 911 is as much about motor sport as it is about being a sports car, but that has not always been the case. In its early days it was its customers who saw the potential in competition, with success in America and in famous circuit races such as Le Mans, but mainly it was rally stages that yielded the silverware.

Eventually Porsche did get involved, with its driver Vic Elford winning the European ...