Is this our first look at the next generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS? The one picture above of janerikslooten on Instagram is all we need to go on, but there is compelling evidence that we are looking for Porsche’s hardcore track machine. And it’s not just because of that absolutely crazy rear spoiler.
We’ve seen GT3 test cars quite often in different stages of camouflage, but it all comes down to an envelope hiding small details. These cars have a wing similar to the huge spoiler here, but they are a single wing design. This twin wing is larger in all aspects and uses a slightly different mount from other test cars captured by the camera. Looking further down, the rear fascia with its center-exit exhaust is also slightly different from previous observations of the GT3. The photo at the top of the article is all we need to go on, but the gallery below features a standard model for comparison.
Could Porsche just test a different wing design, or even test a new wing for its motorsport efforts? Maybe, but look further. This could be the dead giveaway as we look at a GT3 RS – fender vents in the front wheel arches. There is also additional bodywork at the fender, and the rocker arm lower trim is longer and more aggressive. And while we can’t see the fascia before, the profile suggests he has a taller chin as well.
So far we’ve spotted two versions of the GT3. The standard model is identified by its large wing, while the GT3 Touring takes a smoother approach with a smaller, electrically deployable spoiler. Both cars are expected to pack an upgraded version of Porsche’s glorious 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six, which could generate over 550 horsepower (410 kilowatts). That’s a staggering number for such a small mill without turbos, and the GT3 RS would likely offer the same engine with the track-focused aerodynamics package to make it an absolute road racing demon.
We hope Porsche will unveil the GT3 by the end of 2020. The GT3 RS, however, is unlikely to appear until 2021.