After seeing the refreshed Porsche 911 GT3 Touring just a few days ago, we now have the chance to see the standard version with its rear spoiler. Look closely to see the changes.
The rear gets the biggest revisions, but they’re hard to see because there are covers over the bumper. In the center, the license plate area is more recessed into the body. The diffuser strakes appear thicker than the current model. A pair of circular exhaust pipes still emerge from the middle.
The nose doesn’t change or at least the engineering team doesn’t change the front of any of the development vehicles in the spy plans so far. The GT3 retains its wide opening in the lower fairing and the double slots on the hood.
The style along the sides also remains the same. This car rolls on black wheels with widely spaced Y-shaped spokes and open sections near the hubs. The drilled brake discs are easily visible behind them.
Spy photos don’t give us a good look inside the updated GT3. However, we do know that the refreshed 911 Carrera gets a fully digital instrument cluster.
There is no information available on powertrain modifications. The current GT3 features a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine that produces 502 horsepower (374 kilowatts) and 346 pound-feet (469 Newton-meters) of torque. Customers can choose a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The 4.0-liter engine version of the new 911 GT3 RS is a bit more powerful at 518 hp (386 kW). Tweaks include different camshafts and a unique throttle valve intake system.
Porsche is readying a refreshed look for the entire 911 lineup. We don’t expect them to debut simultaneously as the brand usually staggers the unveiling of new products. Expect to see the upgraded Carrera variants first and the GT3 later. A hybrid is also joining the lineup.