Created to appeal to the purist enthusiast, the Touring variant of the GT3 caused a sensation when it appeared for the 2018 model year. Without the extraverted wing of the conventional GT3 and available only with the traditional 6-speed manual that enthusiasts missed from the 991.1 generation GT3 when it appeared for the 2014 model year, the Touring is for the buyer who appreciates the spectacular performance that only a GT division Porsche can provide, yet also enjoys the analog and interactive character that has traditionally defined the vintage 911 experience. The centerpiece of the car is its 4.0 liter naturally aspirated flat-6, the last remaining naturally aspirated Porsche engine in their entire entire model lineup. With lightened internals and sophisticated new valvetrain, it revs to a spectacular 9,000 RPM giving it an unmistakable character that simply doesn’t exist in a turbocharged motor.
This particular car is a one-owner Touring finished in sapphire blue, a relatively rare shade that was only available for the first six months of Touring production. Sold new at Carlsen Porsche in Redwood City, California, it is fitted with over $40,000 of optional equipment including 18-way heated sport seats, leather trimmed seat backs, leather trimmed center console sides, carbon ceramic brakes, LED headlights with PDLS, sport chrono, satin finish wheels, front axle lift, full leather interior with deviated stitching, Bose stereo, fire extinguisher, aluminum pedals, dimming mirrors, illuminated carbon fiber sill plates, carbon fiber mirror triangles, carbon fiber dash trim, alcantara seat belt outlet trims, alcantara sun visors, color coded headlight washers, and aluminum fuel cap. The car also has full clear bra and comes with its original window sticker, books, tools, and car cover.