The next-generation Porsche 911 GT3has been snapped by photographers once again at the Nurburgring, ahead of a potential debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September.
Plenty of false panels and pre-production components still feature on this prototype, meaning the final design is still not quite visible yet, however, knowing Porsche there shouldn’t be many, if any, surprises.
Using the ‘992’ 911 sports car as its base, the GT3 version gets a more aggressive body kit, larger intakes, and of course that massive fixed rear wing. At this stage the bumpers and spoiler are pre-production units, so they aren’t 100 per cent indicative of the market version.
There’s also large alloy wheels with centre lock nuts, massive brakes and calipers designed for extended track use,
Another distinguishing feature will come from the rear, but under the skin. While the rumour mill has speculated the ‘992’ GT3 will be the first to adopt turbo power, photographers believe the new model will be powered by a revised version of the 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat six from the current car.
Currently, the ‘991.2’ 911 GT3 RS develops 383kW and 470Nm from its engine of the same displacement. It’s believed the new model will push that closer to 410kW.
Should that be the case, expect the next GT3 to improve on the current GT3 RS’s 3.2-second 0-100 time, along with its 312km/h top speed.
Other changes as part of the generational overhaul will include a new interior layout, the option of Porsche’s latest infotainment system, and the possible availability of driver assistance systems like AEB and adaptive cruise control.
It’s expected the new 911 GT3 will launch as a ‘2020’ model, though it could debut before the end of this year – potentially at the Frankfurt motor show in September.
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