Getting 4.0L NA engine
Multi-piece hanging wing like a racer
We now home some of the important tech bits for the next-gen Porsche 911 GT3. The 992-gen of the car was shown off to journalists in Germany where they got the down low on the new car as well as some time in the passenger seat.
For a start, says Evo, the Porsche will get the 4.0L naturally-aspirated flat-six as seen in the 911 Speedster. In that car, it made 503 hp, 10 more than the last version of the GT3, so power is likely to be a little higher than that but in the same ballpark. That’s well under the 641 hp of the Turbo S, but the GT3 is about a connection to the car on street and track rather than outright speed in a straight line. The engine will have a 9,000 rpm redline, or at least that’s what’s shown in the photos.
The report says that a manual and a PDK will be offered, though a six-speed stick instead of the seven of lesser 911s. The PKD auto box will get seven cogs and is taken from the last model. Instead of the new toggle switch PDK gear selector, the GT3 prototype gets a selector like the old one that looks more like a regular manual shifter.
The first roadgoing 911 with a double-wishbone suspension up front will help engineers better tune the geometry. Brakes gave grown in size, with ceramics optional, but it’s that rear wing that might have the biggest impact on handling.
A multi-piece hanging wing, race car style, is said to do a better job of increasing downforce while not increasing drag. That means more stick to the road with less holding you back from higher speeds.
How quick is it? They aren’t saying yet. But it will be “substantially” quicker around the Nurburgring. We’ll get more when the car is fully revealed next year.