The new generation Porsche 911 GT3 is (I hope) approaching its full reveal, but the Stuttgart-based company is yet to complete its development. In the current test phase, the sports car is compared to its direct predecessor.
Thanks to a new batch of spy photos we are finally able to compare the 991 and 992 generations of the GT3 side by side and you can easily see that there will be some major differences up front. The side profile looks pretty much unchanged, but we noticed that the new model won’t have the massive air vents on the rear fenders.
A few details tell us that this is surely the new 911 GT3. These include the huge wheels with center locks and Y-shaped spokes and the huge rear wing with a pair of round tailpipes. The rear bumper design does not appear to be in its final form yet, as it still features faux plastic panels.
Most likely, the new model will share its powertrain with its predecessor. Porsche is expected to continue using a version of its naturally aspirated 4.0-liter engine, but it will be modified to deliver around 550 horsepower (410 kilowatts) compared to 520 horsepower (387 kW) in the outgoing 911 GT3 RS. .
We’re happy to see that work on the 992-generation 911 GT3 continues and we’re optimistic that the car’s full debut will come sooner or later. There are still uncertainties after the coronavirus crisis but we hope we will see sports cars in all their glory early next year.