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.