New Porsche 911 GT Debuts In January, But You Can Buy A Build Slot Now
In the run-up to this year’s Super Bowl, Porsche released an excellent ad featuring a bunch of previously revealed 992-based 911s while briefly showing off a mysterious new version. It was thought to be the new GT3, and around eight months later, the track-focused Zuffenhausen derivative still hasn’t been revealed. We’ve seen a bunch of other new 911 flavors since then, but the GT3 is still a no-show.
Oddly enough, a new teaser for an upcoming 911 has come out. While it doesn’t come directly from Porsche, we’re pretty sure it has the full backing of the company. Listed by the Petersen Museum on Bring a trailer is a build location for a “new GT variant” which will be unveiled at the end of January 2021. When we say build location, we literally mean that the listing only refers to the allocation location, not the car , options and taxes.
At the time of writing, the Unqualified List has garnered 20 submissions, the highest at $ 5,392. It is scheduled to end in two days and all proceeds will be distributed to “annual educational programs, restoration efforts and strategic initiatives of the Petersen Museum”. We are dealing with a non-transferable build location for a car representing “the product of years of testing and work by engineers at Porsche Weissach to get the car from the track to the streets.”
The list on Bring A Trailer also includes a teaser image of the intriguing version of the Porsche 911 GT. What could it be? We’re tempted to believe this isn’t the standard GT3 or the spicy GT3 RS as it lacks the large rear wing. Using that logic, we could envision the GT3 Touring with a subtle spoiler lip, unless the company developed another member of the ever-growing 911 lineup.
Either way, it’s certainly not a fully electric 911 given the Turbo-esque side air intakes revealing that it still contains a combustion engine behind the seats. It also doesn’t appear to have the duck-tail spoiler that we saw on a prototype in early June, as it doesn’t seem to stand out as much. With the listing specifically stating that this is some sort of GT, hiding under the cover is a lightweight machine suitable for the circuit.
We hope Porsche will come out with a teaser in the days or weeks to come that will help us unravel the mystery.