2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Coming To Geneva, Gets 4.0L Engine & Manual Gearbox

Porsche will reveal the revised version of the 911 GT3 at the Geneva Motor Show. The GT3 will not only adopt the styling of the rest of the 991.2 series, but it’s also going to get a new engine and a manual gearbox.

The 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 will be powered by an updated version of the 493hp 4.0-litre flat-six unit found in the current GT3 RS and the limited R and will feature a 9,000rpm redline and an upgraded valve train, offering over 500hp, according to Autocar.

Perhaps more importantly for purists is the return of the manual gearbox in the GT3, which is going to use the same six-speed unit found in the limited R models. A seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission will also be offered.
The biggest news though are about the upcoming GT2 RS which is going to use a twin-turbo flat six engine with 650hp, making it the most powerful 911 Porsche made for use on public roads. Porsche’s engineers were originally aiming for 700hp but they dropped the idea as the engine would require a water injection system to keep things nice and cool.

Porsche 911’s king of the range will be ready by the end of the year and will also mark the last time they use the 3.8-litre engine, as they’ll start working on a new powerplant based on the latest turbocharged units that debuted in the ‘regular’ Carrera, Carrera S and GTS models.


  • Tumbi Mtika

    I’m seeing a pattern here…

    • Tumbi Mtika

      It seems that for the 991.2s, they move the models to the next rung on the ladder, so to speak.

      I’ll bet you the 992 Carrera has 420HP.

  • Vassilis

    Porsche is on an incredible high. We’re so lucky we’re witnessing it.

  • Steve Crawford

    If I had money I would be down putting a deposit down on one of these with PDK and with ever single factory options available. Off to do my lottery ticket for tonight now, fingers crossed.

  • nastinupe

    Ok… now there’s a 911 that I’m ready to trade in my current one for. a 500 hp NA engine in a manual. Yes sir! Now If I can just sell my house!!!

  • PurpleXed

    Unfortunately, Carscoops changes the story a bit. The redline won’t be 9,000 RPMs but rather 8,800.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Covers 1/4 Mile In 10.59s, Pulls A Wheelie

All-wheel drive or not, the SVJ can lift its front wheels of the tarmac when it launches from a standstill.

This 1984 Chrysler LeBaron Once Did 224 MPH – And Right Now It’s Dirt Cheap

The former stock car made the Guiness Book of Records, yet the highest bid right now stands at a mere $7k.

Purple Pain: McLaren 600LT With Flashy Wrap Hurts Our Eyes

We don’t think that hue really suits the 600LT’s design, but as the saying goes, you pays your money…

Wheelsandmore Turns New Aston Martin Vantage Into 671HP Bruiser

Thanks to the German tuner, the baby Aston becomes almost as powerful as the DBS Superleggera.

Virginia Officials Say The Boring Company Tunnels Are All Show, So No-Go

According to them, Elon Musk’s company might be decades away from actually offering a new transportation means.

Mansory’s Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet Is One Minty Tuned Car

This S63 Cabriolet was presented at the Geneva Motor Show alongside Mansory’s other tuned cars.

Check Out Aston Martin’s AM-RB 003 Concept As A Production-Ready Roadster

In reality, the Aston Martin AM-003 will have a limited run of 500 units, all of the Coupes.

Consumer Reports: 2019 Hyundai Tucson Is Better, But Still Needs Some Improvements

The biggest change for Hyundai’s Tucson is the 2.4L naturally-aspirated four in place of the 1.6L Turbo.

Drug Lord’s Car Collection Auctioned By US Marshals Is Filled With JDM Goodness

The auction includes a blue 1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR and an Acura NSX.

Elon Musk Emails All Tesla Employees Asking Them To Prioritize Vehicle Deliveries

Tesla is going on a delivery spree before the end of Q1 2019.