The Zuffenhausen-based brand is reportedly working on a version of the Porsche 911 that will be honed for simple driving pleasure.
Sources within Porsche have told Autocar that the company is working on an addition of the 911 GT family, which will be setup for maximised driver feedback and interaction, rather than outright speed or optimised on-track performance.
To that end, this new member of the 911 GT range will utilise the narrow body and track of the standard 911 Carrera. Tyre width will also be constrained, so that drivers can more readily reach the limits of grip and begin dancing around with the car’s balance.
It’s expected that the car will be powered by a naturally aspirated 3.8-litre horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine. This new driver-focussed variant will also be the first GT-branded model, since the current-generation 911 was launched, to feature the option of a manual transmission.
Above: Spy photo of the 2016 Porsche 911 facelift.
According to the British magazine, no name has yet been decided on for the new model. It also isn’t clear when the company will be launch the new GT model.
The only certainty is that it won’t arrive until after the facelifted versions of the standard 911 range have hit the showrooms. This is currently scheduled to take place in 2016.