The entire Porsche 911 lineup has a refresh on the way, and this photo gallery is our first look at the updates coming to the sporty GT3. The changes seem pretty subtle.
The front and sides of the vehicle are identical to the existing GT3, but there appear to be some significant changes at the rear. The development team placed a large black panel on each side of the rear bumper there. These pieces may be hiding a new outlet. In addition, the center where the number plate goes deeper into the body.
There are also changes to the rear diffuser. The vertical elements are bigger and more prominent on the updated model. No more bodywork under the center-exit exhaust pipe.
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Considering this is the first time we’ve seen an updated GT3, we don’t know much more about the changes to this trim. The regular 911 Carrera will receive an updated interior. The biggest change will be a fully digital instrument cluster, rather than the current layout with an analog tachometer.
The powertrain changes for the updated GT3 are a complete mystery at this point. The current model uses a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine that produces 502 horsepower (374 kilowatts) and 346 pound-feet (469 Newton-meters) of torque. The powerplant has a redline at 9,000 rpm. Buyers have a choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
We don’t know when the updated GT3 will debut, but don’t expect to see it for a while. The updated 911 Carrera coupe, convertible, Targa, and GTS variants will likely debut first. Plus, the latest spy shots of the GT3 RS focus on the track without camouflage, which is generally proof that the opening isn’t too far off.
The updated 911 lineup will also mark the introduction of the first hybrid model of the famous sports car available in showrooms. It will reportedly have a small battery, and the vehicle will focus on performance over efficiency.