For the 3% of our audience that is outside the US, today is America’s famous Superbowl Sunday. Personally, I’m not much of a football fan, but I really do love to watch the Superbowl commercials; it’s become a family tradition of mine. Anyway, this year Porsche has their own bespoke ad, and there’s something rather special about it. The ad is centered around the Porsche Taycan but Porsche for a split second, gave us a sneak peak of the 992 GT3. I think it’s beautiful.
The short glimpse we do get is of the side profile and it’s safe to say a lot has changed compared to the 991 GT3. The wing, for one thing, is much larger than the previous gen 991.2’s wing. It seems more like an RS spoiler than a base GT3. Now this has me wondering, what will they do with the GT3RS (we know this is a base GT3 since it doesn’t have the side intakes unique to the GT3RS)? Also, we FINALLY get some new wheels for the GT3 models!! Ever since 2014 Porsche has been using the same flower-pedal wheels for the GT3 and GT3RS models with zero updates and these new wheels really suit the car in my opinion.
From what we know, the new GT3 will NOT be turbocharged. Power will come from a modified version of the 4.0 liter naturally aspirated flat 6 found in the current 911 Speedster. We don’t know power or torque numbers but we’re expecting something around the ballpark of 550 hp, not bad at all for a GT3. And with that massive new wing, the 992 GT3 is going to be FAST. I wouldn’t be surprised if it sets a sub 7 minute Nurburgring lap.
However, the ad does raise some questions, not about the new GT3, but about the 992 Turbo. Neither cars have been officially revealed yet, but Porsche’s usual precedent is to reveal the 911 Turbo before the GT3. If this was the case for the 992, shouldn’t they be leaking the 992 Turbo instead of the GT3? We’ve had a lot of rumors circulating around the 992 Turbo and NOTHING has even been teased by Porsche. There are rumors that it’ll have over 600 hp, that the Turbo S will be a hybrid, the list goes on and on. These are some pretty weird times for Porsche, and I wouldn’t be surprised if something big is on the horizon.
Let me know what you guys think about the situation with the upcoming 992 GT3 and Turbo, we’ll see what the future holds for us. I hope you all have a fantastic Superbowl Sunday with your family and friends.
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