Watch This Porsche 997 GT3 Rally Car Literally Tear Up the Pavement

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For your listening pleasure, play this Porsche at maximum volume. 

This year’s Rallye International du Valais RIV 2018 in Switzerland was a great turnout for Porsche. Drivers Tim Vanparijs and Kurt Heyndrickx placed 13 out of 46. But they tore it up, and showed off the true rallying power of the Porsche 997 GT3.

The video posted by MPZ Race Video captures all the action. The GT3 takes on the tight corners and challenging roads with unabashed gusto. The Porsche is in fine form here, with superior handling no matter how tight the road. But man, above all else, it sounds amazing.

Porsche 997 GT3 Rallye du Valais (RIV) 2018

This is some truly awesome Porsche rally action. Of course, we may be biased, seeing as how the 997 GT3 is one of our favorite 911 models ever. It has the bulletproof Mezger race engine, a DIY manual transmission, and, at least to our eyes, it’s the right size for a sports car. Though, it’s worth noting that this particular rally special has a sequential box, as you can tell from the bang-bang downshifts.

It also has a very functional hand brake, as we see throughout the video. Who doesn’t love a good handbrake entry? The Swiss course is fairly savage, tight, technical and only partially paved, but the Porsche takes it on with determination, kicking up plenty of dirt and even a few bits of pavement along the way. However, when there is full tarmac, it is very impressive how quickly this GT3 covers ground. The extra grip from the paved shows how much roll this GT3 has, from it’s softer tarmac rally-based suspension setup.

Porsche 997 GT3 Rallye du Valais (RIV) 2018

Enjoy the epic soundtrack of a GT3 showing off its superior flat six. It’s music to our ears. Oh, and enjoy the video, as well, these videographers are braver than we would be about getting right up on a car as it approaches at full speed.

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Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive while riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications. The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

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