Porsche 911 GT3: Abfalltütenplastikhimmelblau 7.0
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Porsche 911 GT3: Plastic-Waste-Bag-Sky-Blue 7.0

Pure teaching. That's what Porsche called the GT3 of the 997 series. Romantic longing? Not now, please. Rather, the question arises who mixed this devilishly ingenious Riverablau so lively...

Text: Michael Köckritz Photo: David Breun / Martin Grega 26.12.2018 3 min

Straight to the colour, to this colour. Rivera Blau is what Porsche calls this blue at the pain threshold of the established plastic waste bag sky blue, plastic waste bag sky blue 7.0 if you will. Allow me. Because, to say it: if we sit in this GT3 997, everything still falls off us. Here, everything is pure, only the essential counts and in this case, this is always the driver in his self-image as an extreme athlete. Everything else goes in the bag. But not plastic, please.

And anyone who has now associated the Rivera blue colour with the blue of the Mediterranean for just a millisecond in the context of 435 hp and 430 Nm of maximum torque, a drilled six-cylinder boxer, cubic capacity (3.8 litres), a constant weight (1,395 kilograms) and the abbreviation GT3, may first get a strong coffee and then happily crochet on. All the others are wildly playing in the heavens with their ideas. Somewhere in the seventh Sportscar-Race-Nürburgring-Rivera-Heaven or something

Ultimately, it doesn't matter where you're catapulting through the area. What is certain is that the memorable experience of the GT3 crews will still be stored as very entertaining and in sum as very sustainable.

Porsche 911 GT3: Abfalltütenplastikhimmelblau 7.0
Porsche 911 GT3: Abfalltütenplastikhimmelblau 7.0
Porsche 911 GT3: Abfalltütenplastikhimmelblau 7.0

WE LEARN: THE LIGHTNESS OF BEING MAY ALSO CARRY STRIKING COLOUR.

A few floors below, the car sticks to the asphalt like a blue Mauritius on a registered airmail letter, just before the postman happily rings the doorbell with it. It is not possible to accelerate a consistent idea across the higher adrenaline and serotonin orbits in a more goal-oriented way. Speaking of transverse: A breathtaking longitudinal dynamics and acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds are of course only one part of the GT3 truth. It's the curves, friends! In practice, you still shoot this car through a combination of bends, and before you're out again, the endorphins are already turning endless loops. You really can not ask for a more beautiful demonstration that a true curve should work as a three-dimensional happening.

No wonder that we immediately open our sports car front doors for this express mail from Porsche enthusiastically.

Porsche 911 GT3: Abfalltütenplastikhimmelblau 7.0
Porsche 911 GT3: Abfalltütenplastikhimmelblau 7.0

THIS STICKS WITH YOU:

1. LATERAL THINKING IS REWARDED.

2. MESSAGE HAS ARRIVED.

3. I DIDN'T LEAVE ANYTHING OUT NOW?

Porsche 911 GT3: Abfalltütenplastikhimmelblau 7.0

Yes, I have! The art aspect. Because in fact, everything revolves around art when it comes to GT3: To the art of omitting, to real engineering art and to the art of keeping alive the sharpness of an auto idea. And, of course, the art of actually arriving at your destination with the GT3 without bruised, dropped or broken front aprons. Because to land in a ditch or the crash barriers or anywhere else with the StabilityControl (SC) and Traction Control (TC) faded out is no art (unless you happen to be Walter Röhrl and can't help but be ingeniously perfect).

We're handing it over to the doctors:

The sky is blue, and the rest of your life is ahead of you. Maybe it would be smart to look around you one last time. THE DOCTORS, SKY BLUE

Porsche 911 GT3: Abfalltütenplastikhimmelblau 7.0
Porsche 911 GT3: Abfalltütenplastikhimmelblau 7.0