Finally getting a manual.
Porsche has already updated the standard 911 models and is now putting the finishing touches on the more focused GT3 version. Previous reports suggested it could be ready for a debut at the Paris Motor Show with sales likely starting in early 2017. But now, months before the official premiere, we have what appear to be leaked images of the GT3 from a Porsche digital configurator on their Dutch site.
The pictures were discovered by a reader of Autoblog.nl and show renders of a 3D model, featuring a different face compared to the current generation of the high-performance vehicle. From what we are seeing, the 911 GT3 will be receiving a revised bumper with reshaped LED daytime running lights and air intakes, as well as some additional aerodynamic elements around the radiator grille. At the back, we noticed the diffuser has a new shape and the taillights have been slightly revised.
Probably the biggest news for the facelifted GT3 will be the adoption of a six-speed manual gearbox, which will be mated to the 3.8-liter six-cylinder boxer engine. Of course, the PDK automatic gearbox with two clutches will also remain an option.
Speaking of the motor, most likely it will be retuned to deliver some extra oomph - the current model has 475 horsepower (349 kilowatts) and 325 pound-feet of torque (440 Newton-meters).