I think it’s safe to say that the 992 GT3 is Porsche’s most anticipated new model, quite possibly the most anticipated performance car. For what seemed like an eternity, all we saw were prototypes, prototypes, and more prototypes. But now we got a glimpse of what’s to come, and boy does it look promising.
Last week, Porsche GT Boss Andreas Preuninger, took some journalists on a some joyrides in the 992 GT3 prototype car and we learned a lot. Not to mention, Chris Harris got a little glimpse of the car’s front and rear.
As of now, we know quite a bit. The car will have a 500+ hp 4.0 liter naturally aspirated flat 6 with a 9000 rpm redline, the exact specs have yet to be released. Despite being bigger than the outgoing 991.2 GT3, the 992 GT3 will weigh the same as its predecessor which is very impressive. For the first time on a street legal 911, the 992 GT3 will feature a front double wishbone suspension setup along with an improved chassis design. It also gets electronic engine mounts which are pretty cool. The groundbreaking engineering in this car will definitely show in its Nurburgring time, which Preuninger himself has said will shock the world. I wouldn’t be surprised if the 992 GT3 sets a sub 7 minute lap time.
Interior wise, we know that the car is getting a similar GT style interior with bucket seats and other weight saving features. New for the GT3 is an actual shifter in place of the “nub” that’s found on other 992 models. Personally I like the nub better because this new PDK shifter looks just like it came straight off of a manual car. Also, the car has a new GT mode which displays all relevant information directly in front of the driver instead of the car’s outer gauges.
Other than that there’s that gorgeous swan neck wing combined with some new vents in the front. Speaking of the front, don’t quote me on this but I think this is the first time the base GT3 has come with a carbon fiber hood.
Expect the new GT3 to be unveiled sometime soon, most likely January 2021. I feel like as the clock counts down, we’ll get more and more information about the car. Again, it’s looking really promising so far, and I can’t wait to see what comes next.
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