Porsche has been spied testing the 992-gen 911 GT3 Touring at the Nurburgring.
The German car manufacturer famously introduced the GT3 Touring in response to customers flipping the limited-run 911 R for absurd profits. The sports car is largely identical to the regular GT3, but lacks a large rear wing and, unlike the PDK GT3, was sold exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission.
This spy video shows a 992 GT3 undergoing testing, and while the thick camouflage obscures bodywork details, the high-revving, 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six is a clear giveaway as to what exactly we’re looking at. However, it is difficult to determine if this prototype is fitted with a PDK transmission or a manual – but Porsche being, well, Porsche, we expect the new GT3 Touring to have a six-speed manual, even as a no-cost option.
Prototypes of the 992-generation GT3 have been spied testing on a multitude of occasions in recent months. Unlike those, this prototype does away with the sizeable fixed rear wing in favor of an adjustable item which extends out of the tailgate – which is a dead giveaway about it being the Touring version.
Reports claim that the ‘regular’ 2020 911 GT3 will premiere at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show in September. If that’s the case, then we will probably see the new GT3 Touring some time next year, perhaps as early as the Geneva Motor Show in March.