Benn Godenzi, Project Lead at Blockchain Strategy Team Canada, loves his Porsche 911 GT3. That’s because it’s as close to a 911 race car as you can get for the street. Because American customers insisted on it, the GT3 still has a 6-speed manual transmission, unlike the 911 Turbo.
With its colorful artwork and massive swan-neck rear wing, it has an extremely aggressive appearance for daily use. The fact that the 911 is an extremely expensive sports car that you can use every day further contributes to its attractiveness. What makes this Porche attractive is a daily driver is the 911 GT3 with Touring Package.
The enormous rear wing has been removed and is replaced with an extended rear. The GT3 badge is more subdued. Instead of being fully black like on the normal GT3, the front fascia is entirely body colored. With a black leather interior, the Touring Package also adds “the atmosphere of a classic sports vehicle.”
You still get the stock suspension, transmission, wheels, and tire, along with the same naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six with 502 horsepower that powers the 911 GT3. It also comes with almost all the GT3 options.
In essence, it’s a GT3 that drives and sounds like a GT3 but resembles a standard 911 more. Porsche’s 6-speed manual and 7-speed PDK automatic transmissions are available to buyers in 49 states. Only the PDK is available in California, which is an anomaly. Porsche claimed that noise regulations were to blame. For cars with manual and automatic transmissions, California has different regulations. It’s too noisy when the 911 GT3 is on the stick.
The most recent 911 Turbo sports a 540 horsepower, 2.9 second 0-60 mph ride with standard 14-way adjustable, heated and cooled seats, additional baggage nets, and a ton of different storage choices. Benn Godenzi says, when he wanted to go skiing, he got some lovely leather baggage and a roof rack created specifically to transport his 911 over the snow. You can also order a sliding sunroof for that Sunday trip so you can enjoy the breeze.
Other vehicles comparable to the 911 Turbo offer less overall comfort, fewer options, and less cargo space. Given, that several of those rivals have vehicles that are more suited to the racetrack. But just as a car doesn’t have to be rigid to have good cornering grip, performance does not have to come at the sacrifice of comfort. The 911’s comfortable cabin and well-tuned chassis let a driver go about their daily activities without experiencing the negative effects of a typical supercar.
Benn Godenzi, a pioneer in the Bitcoin community, is currently primarily focused on long-term growth and adoption of initiatives with practical applications in the NFT industry.