2020 Porsche 911 (992) GT3 Comes Out Without Its Massive Rear Wing (Updated)

The all-new Porsche 911 (992) has already been spied without any camouflage, which means that by now, everybody should have a pretty clear picture of what it looks like. Unless you’re not a fan, that is.

Either way, we had yet to see a surefire next-gen 911 GT3 prototype, a model that will continue to be aimed at Porsche buyers who enjoy driving their 911 on the track, as much as they do on the street. So yes, the shoes this new model needs to fill are pretty big.

All the signs are there

Even though there isn’t a massive rear wing on this prototype, like you’d expect with a 911 GT3 model, the fact that it comes with wider wheel arches, centered wheel nuts and those centered double-exhaust tips pretty much tells the whole story.

If we were to guess, we’d say that the rear spoiler seen here is only temporary, as the car should receive its customary massive wing sometime later on in its development.

Overall, this is a very aggressive-looking 911, with a wide stance and a different front bumper than the one seen on previous 992 prototypes. Feel free to imagine it wearing a rear wing such as this one in order to get the full picture.

A no-nonsense, sporty interior

Aside from improved connectivity features and a better infotainment system, the next-gen GT3’s cabin should look to inspire its driver to take his or her talents to the track.

We expect lightweight bucket seats, Alcantara everywhere (including on the steering wheel), carbon fiber inserts and plenty of contrast stitching – just like you would get on the current model.

While some reports have suggested that the 992 GT3 could drop the naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter six-cylinder unit in favor of a turbocharged one, Porsche sources have denied the move stating that it will stick to a n.a. flat-six. Either way, we could see the new GT3 get as much as 550 PS (542 HP) as opposed to the 500 PS (493 HP) you get with today’s model. The same people also insist on the availability of a manual gearbox next to the automated PDK.

Unless Porsche decides to surprise us by sending the 992 GT3 into the world next year, odds are we’ll have to wait until 2020 for its official release.

*Article has been updated with the first photos of the 992 GT3 prototype taken at the Nürburgring

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Photo Credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for CarScoops

  • Honda NSX-R

    The 992 911 hasn’t even been revealed to the public yet and we’re already seeing spy shots of the 992 GT3?

    • ksegg

      I imagine this is the very first “version” that sets a foundation for them to work on, and as time goes by they will keep versioning it until it reaches final production.

      I feel like car design/manufacturing isn’t that much different than software engineering. These things take a lot of time; earlier you start, the better end product you get.

  • Six_Tymes

    Hello lottery

    • Christian

      by poor guy

  • eb110americana

    I hope the production front fascia looks better than this one. The black plastic strakes look cheap and ’80s retro to me.

    • ksegg

      If there’s anything I learned from mules – don’t ever take them too seriously, in terms of design/aesthetics.

      They’re purposefully ugly and meant to throw people off for a reason.

      • eb110americana

        If it’s one thing I’VE learned from mules…it’s that you should never stand directly behind one. For a couple of reasons 😉

        You are probably right to some degree, but IMO those strakes look too detailed not to be production-intent parts. What I am hoping, is that this nose is actually off the Carrera rather than the GT3, but I would rather not see them on any model. It could be a disguise, or early enough that the GT3 nose is simply not yet ready.

  • SteersUright

    I remember reading the 992 will share a chassis with future R8’s and other models but this look identical to the 991 chassis. I wonder if its just refreshed, stiffened, and all that or truly all new.

    • Vassilis

      I’m not sure how the 911 and the R8 can share a chassis since they have different layouts. Also, didn’t Audi say there won’t be an R8 successor?

    • ksegg

      I think what you’re referring to is the generation AFTER the 992. So we’re still a ways off for the 911 to share architecture with future R8/Huracan/etc.

  • stelvio

    Why so much fuss about the missing wing? The wingless GT3 Touring has been around for sometime

  • fgclolz

    If they put turbos in a GT3 wouldn’t that technically make it a GT2?

  • fabri99

    The GT3 has to have a fixed rear wing. How are they going to sell us a wing-less “Touring” version otherwise?

    • nastinupe

      Probably the Touring/ R version.

  • محمد علي

    Well it has a US-Spec side blinker…

  • ASHAME THE ELECTRIC SPOILER CAN’T DEPLOY LIKE THE PANAMERA. THIS LOOKS LIKE ONE OF THOSE MONKEYS WITH THE RED ASS PUSHED UP IN THE AIR.

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