At the front? At the back? Because I know it doesn’t look much different but, obviously, this being a new GT3, of course it is.
They’ll call it the 991.2 GT3, those who want to flummox you with names and numbers and codes, like it’s some kind of secret club.
But we could think of it as a facelift, if we wanted. The 991 generation of the 911 had a GT3 at the start of things, then it got a GT3 RS, and then that limited-run 911 R from last year. Well, now some of those lessons have gone into making a new GT3.
So what’s new with this Porsche 911 GT3?
Doesn’t look so different on the outside, does it? But okay, let’s start at the front, where there’s a new bumper, around a kilogram lighter than the one that went before it, partly because it’s a lighter material, so not only because it has more holes to let more air to the radiators, to cool the engine. I’ll come to that.
Moving back, slowly, there are subtle front suspension changes, just stiffening to improve steering response and high-speed stability. But the wheels, and the brakes inside them, are the same: you can have steel rotors or optionally (and as fitted to our test car) carbon-ceramic discs.
Porsche GT boss Andreas Preuninger says that, for the road, the carbon-ceramics are ideal because they’re lighter, but if your car is a track hag, then you should have steels because they’re cheaper to replace, what with the carbon-ceramic options costing £6498 and all.
Inside, things are broadly similar, although Porsche’s latest infotainment beckons and there is less sound-proofing, because there have been a few kilograms added to the body – some extra plates to increase crash stiffness – and Porsche would like to maintain the same 1430kg weight as the last 911 GT3.
The steering wheel is round and bereft of buttons, wonderfully, although I might live without the £168 red strip at noon o’clock. Maybe. The seats in this example are full buckets, at £3324. I might have those. GT3s hold their value so well that you should just spec it how you like it.
Further back still, the rear suspension is mildly tweaked again: it’s “very RS-ish”, Preuninger has said. There are helper springs at the back, which allow the main springs to be lighter, and dampers are retuned all round and said to make the GT3 both ride better on the road yet be more taut on a circuit than before when you plonk them into firm mode. There’s still active rear steer.