Porsche may be busy toting the Carrera 4 all-wheel drive and rear-drive variants of its latest generation of its 911 range around but behind the scenes it is also readying a higher performance version of the 991. Dubbed the 991 911 GT3, the model has been spied testing at Nordschleife alongside the soon-to-be-retired 997 GT3. The specifications of the new GT3 has not yet been revealed by the company though it is expected to build on the basics of its predecessor.
Made using lighter weight materials, the new model would pack in lesser equipment and would have fewer options to help it achieve a significant weight loss. On the inside, the model is expected to pack in a 3,000 lb flat-six 3.8-liter engine outputting 450 horsepower-plus. Even though the omission of the standard manual transmission in favor of the PDK dual-clutch gearbox may be sort of controversial for now, the latter may just show up as a standard offering on the ’13 GT3.
If the spy shots are anything to go by, the 2013 991 911 GT3 would pack a bigger rear wing, centrally located dual exhaust pipes, a front lip spoiler, larger air intakes and a new front bumper. The model is expected to be officially unveiled late this year and should be available for sale in early 2013.
Via: Motor Authority