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New Porsche 911 GT3 caught on video

Our spies have managed to catch a Porsche 911 GT3 prototype on video while it was doing its latest round of testing.

The GT3 version of the 911 series is easily distinguishable from the standard Carrera versions with its center-mounted dual exhaust system and a prominent rear wing. We can also see from this spy video the front is sporting an evolutionary sculpted front end that appears slightly more aggressive than its predecessor.

Power for the 911 GT3 will be drawn from a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine with an output that will be reportedly rated at around 470 PS (346 kW / 464 hp). It is likely to be offered exclusively with the PDK seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission although Porsche are yet to officially rule out the lighter manual option that is also employed in the 911 Turbo S.

A top speed close to 200mph (322kph) should be achievable and it will accelerate from 0-100kph(0-62mph) in around 4 seconds.

The new generation Porsche 911 GT3 will be unveiled following the debuts of the Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S at September's Paris Motor Show. The Los Angeles Motor Show in October could be a likely location.

 

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johnjd
Porsche's problem is that a Manual GT3 would likely not be enough of a performance improvement over a PDK & sport chrono equipped Carrera S. Even seems possible that on a track, the PDK C2S might be faster than a manual GT3? No?
Jul 6, 2012 10:59 pm
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efgh
if you can buy a yaris and be offered with gearbox options, i don't get why that cannot be the case for such an expensive car. if there is no manual option, that will be yet another blow for purists and petrolheads. we'll end up buying only used cars...
Jun 18, 2012 5:00 pm
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Shumy
So if it will be unveiled in september or october, will it be on sale from the beginning of 2013? Can anyone uess he price or the US?
Jun 15, 2012 11:41 pm
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MTC
Making a manual only GT3 separates posers to the purist in some way. But they could totally have normal GT3 with PDKs and GT3 RS with manual
Jun 15, 2012 3:31 pm
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Shumy
Exactly. If gt3rs is only manual, it would also make sense to have a gt3 auto only.
Jun 15, 2012 11:38 pm
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edd_lg
The 911 turbo S is PDK only. Someone take a picture of that damn shifter already, the suspense is killing me... I hope they didn't make the wrong choice and the GT3 is still offered with a manual.
Jun 15, 2012 2:17 pm
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trspeed600
I hear you, but even if they snap a picture of a PDK GT3, that doesn't mean it will be the only transmission. I truly believe they will offer both versions.
Jun 15, 2012 3:34 pm
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porschecarreragtmay6
Listen to the sound of the shifts. No doubt about it, this mule is a PDK. All other video taped mules sound like they have a PDK too, and all of the photographs that show the steering wheel have paddles on them. Rumors are also saying: No manual. This will be a MAJOR screw up if it's PDK only.
Jun 15, 2012 8:21 pm
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