- We spied the 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 testing at the Nürburgring and now have a closer look at its exterior details.
- We’re getting a closer look at its dual hood vents, center-lock wheels, rear diffuser, and dual center-exit exhaust tips.
- The new GT3 will be powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six.
High-revving, naturally aspirated Porsches excite us. When we tested a manual-equipped 991-generation 911 GT3 in 2018, we said that “it delivers a driving experience so glorious that we can’t help but wonder if it is a great Porsche or perhaps the greatest Porsche.” We might have to re-evaluate our choice of words soon, because the 992-generation GT3 might be even better.
We’ve spied the 992-generation GT3 testing on the Nürburgring before, and we’ve seen a brief sneak peek in Porsche’s 2020 Super Bowl ad. Here, we’re getting an even closer look at the new GT3’s looks. Its hood has dual hood vents, the center-lock wheels are similar to the ones we saw in the Super Bowl ad, the rear diffuser looks more production-ready, and the dual center-exit exhaust tips are still there. This prototype has a fixed rear wing, like previous GT3s, but it’s unlikely that the production GT3’s wing will look like this. As for the ducktail spoiler, we hope that stays.
We expect that the 992-generation will be powered by Porsche’s high-revving, naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six. In the 991 GT3, it produced 500 horsepower, while the hard-core GT3 RS spun out 520 horsepower. The 992 GT3, however, should get a slight bump in power. The six-speed manual, recently introduced for the 992 should be an available with a PDK dual-clutch automatic as an option.
We’ve already seen and driven the 640-hp 991 Turbo S and Turbo S Cabriolet. Expect the 992-generation GT3 to make its debut sometime late this year, and a race-ready GT3 RS version will surely follow. Pricing is expected to remain close to the 991.2 GT3’s $144,650 base price.