With anticipation building ahead of the unveiling of the new 911GT3 in September, Porsche has given hints that suggest the supercar designed for the track will be using the limited edition Speedster’s drop-top engine.
Speaking to Autocar, Andreas Preuninger who heads Porche’s GT division asserted that the company plans to install the Speedster’s flat six, naturally aspirated, 4.0-liter engine in future sports car designs – this is a hint that the motor could find its way into the 992 generation GT3.
According to Preuninger, Porche is invested in the engine. He said that while it is impossible to make definitive statements on future projects, the company is definitely going to reuse the engine on some of its models.
Preuninger said that the company’s philosophy on GT cars is to have them naturally aspirated. In that regard, the carmaker invested a lot to make an engine for the future, which works well without taking any of the performance or emotion away.
His comments are in line with the leaked footage.
Here is how much we know of the new GT3:
From the tons of spy footage online, the new model 911 GT3 will have a more aggressive and wider look as compared to the previous model. While the cars spied testing have been heavily camouflaged, fans can make an educated guess of what the car will look like when it is finally unveiled.
According to Piston Heads, the most distinctive feature of the GT3 is the iconic fixed rear spoiler installed over the rear mounted engine. It also comes with a smaller spoiler just under the larger one that helps cool the engine with its wire mesh grill.
The monitoring site asserts that the rear wheel arches are wider than what we have on the traditionally broad GT3 model. Since the car has yellow brake calipers, it is highly likely that the model comes with carbon fiber ceramic brakes. These are more effective than the conventional steel you would find on most road car brakes.
When will it be unveiled?
Motor1 thinks the latest 911 GT3 should be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019, which runs between 12 and 22 September.
This would mean the car would go on sale early next year or at the earliest the very end of 2019.
What is the Expected Price?
We do not expect Porsche to give a price until the car is launched in Germany at the tail end of the year.
The current model of the 911 GT3 is going for £100,000 and so the latest iteration should be a few thousand pounds more expensive.