In our line of work, review units are handed over with a little mileage on them. Vehicles that haven’t been broken in, after all, are hardly proper barometers for the type of performance manufacturers would like to convey to consumers.
Every once in a while, though, being the first to try a car out comes with the caveat that it’s fresh off the boat or out of the factory. In these instances, putting a good number of kilometers prior to a proper review is in order.
Chris Harris recently had the pleasure of being handed the keys to a factory-fresh unit of the new Porsche 911 GT3, and instead of letting a company driver go through the chore of breaking it in, he decided to take the task upon himself. Watch:
Chris Harris drives the new Porsche 911 GT3
Of course, no Chris Harris review would be complete without throwing a car out on track would it? You didn’t think racking up a few kilometers on the expressway and a visit to a garage would be the extent of this did you?
Verdict? This Porsche remains one of the top dogs of the sports car world. Surprise, surprise.
“It’s not a huge improvement in any single area, but when you look at all the individual aspects that are better—the cumulative effects—it’s just a better car than the last one,” Harris concludes. “And this is the special bit: The 911 shape is so familiar to us now that you forget that underneath this thing that looks like any old 911, is one of the most exciting cars money can buy.”
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