These are the first undisguised spy pics of the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 testing on public roads in Germany
22 May 2012

These are the first undisguised spy pics of the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 testing on public roads in Germany.

The track-focused road car sports a new front bumper design, which houses large intake grilles and a purposeful front splitter. The car’s front also features a new air intake, not used on the previous-generation 911 GT3.

The power output is rumoured to be in the region of 450bhp, but a question mark remains over whether the engine's drive will be transferred through the rear wheels via a seven-speed manual gearbox – the previous car was available with a six-speed manual 'box only – or a PDK dual-clutch automatic.

At the car’s rear, the GT3’s fixed rear wing is notably smaller than before, but the model’s central double exhausts remain.

Compared with the 194mph 997 GT3, the new 991 model features beefier front and rear brakes and a smoothed rear bumper design.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 may make its debut at the Paris motor show in September, but Porsche has not confirmed this yet. Porsche is also tight-lipped about the new car's on-sale date. 

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22 May 2012

Running out of ideas?,visually?....yes, but then, that's fine, because it's perfect as is, underneath the body?...well, just have to wait and see, maybe hybrid tech from 918 will filter down.then, ultimate every day car, well, apart from the price of course!

Peter Cavellini.

22 May 2012

Peter Cavellini wrote:

Running out of ideas?,visually?....yes, but then, that's fine, because it's perfect as is, underneath the body?...well, just have to wait and see, maybe hybrid tech from 918 will filter down.then, ultimate every day car, well, apart from the price of course!

Everyday car?Have you ever driven a 911 GT3?? The standard 911 up to the GTS and Turbo S maybe 'everyday' cars (and arguably you'd look like  an everyday knob driving one to Tescos), but the RS and GT3 series cars have never been 'everyday' cars.

Needles to say this version looks more subtle and tasteful than the previous incarnations. Job well done.  

23 May 2012

No, i haven't, but if i could afford one i would,the performance for me out weighs the impracticality of what is a racer for the road.

Peter Cavellini.

R32

22 May 2012

If the car is to be shown at the Paris show this September I assume the author means sales due to start end of 2012 instead of the 2013 quoted?  Is this just an error?

22 May 2012

Not a great fan of 911 series, but this latest incarnation/version seems far more complete visually and actually quite appealing.

22 May 2012

Maybe 5bhp more and 5kg less, 1mph faster, no visual changes = borefest

Myk

22 May 2012

Yup, not a big departure, but what did we expect.  I happen to think it looks really very nice, especially from the rear 3/4.

22 May 2012

"At the car’s rear, the GT3’s fixed rear wing is notably smaller than before"

Good point.

 

 

 

23 May 2012

that rear wing does currently look rather like a max power job superglued on top of a nice looking duck tail - maybe it'll look better in production form

22 May 2012

will it be faster than the gtr?

they came, they saw, they lolled

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