Porsche Just Gave The 991.1 GT3 The World’s Best Engine Warranty
We love 911 GT3s. Even without the manual ‘box, the model has been the demarcation between casual car enthusiasts looking for a nice 911 to commute with and those who put more stock in skid pad numbers than looking good. However, the 991.1 version of the track-attacker 911—model years 2014-2016—had a few growing pains early on. Some of these troubles involved engines that created fire outside of the combustion chamber, AKA, the wrong place. Not happy with the fact that their cars were igniting, nor thrilled by misfiring motors that would reportedly encounter the issue in the higher rev-ranges, GT3 owners had righteous reason to complain.
A US-based group drafted up some concerns, sent them to Porsche, and awaited their reply. Porsche’s answer? How about the best warranty you’re likely to find anywhere. Besting even the Corollas and Civics of the world, Porsche’s given their 991.1 GT3 a 10-year, 120,000-mile warranty. On a car literally advertised as belonging at a racetrack. On a car with a high-strung, naturally-aspirated 475hp motor. It’s a bold move, and a decidedly honorable response to the issue. Perhaps now we’ll see GT3 owners really going for the last few tenths on their lap times now. Our question to you is: which other sports and super cars would you like to see with more forgiving warranties?