Porsche 911 GT3 facelift leaked via smartphone app

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We already know that Porsche is working on mid-cycle tweaks for the 911 GT3 based on earlier spyshots. Unfortunately, with all the camouflage fitted on the prototype, it makes it hard to tell what’s new, until now.

Recently, Porsche of the Netherlands launched a smartphone app that enabled users to colour in a 3D-rendered 911. Thanks to the sharp eyes of an Autoblog.nl reader who realised that the GT3 in the app is unlike the current model, we now have a good look at what the new 911 GT3 might look like.

Much like what we saw in previous spyshots, a new front bumper is the most noticeable change on the 911 GT3’s exterior. The front-end prominently highlights the larger intakes than before, and there are new LED indicators here as well.

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Other visible changes include revised door handles and three-dimensional LED tail lights seen on other facelifted 991 models. Based on these images, the rear wing appears to be larger than before, and the car appears to adopt some new intakes in the panel above the engine.

More changes are expected inside as well, including a Porsche Communication Management infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay connectivity and navigation with Google Earth and Google Streetview integration.

For power, the 911 GT3’s 3.8 litre naturally-aspirated flat-six would likely continue its service, albeit with a bump in power. The current model currently has 475 hp and 440 Nm at its disposal, sent through a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox. Rumours are swirling that with the introduction of the limited-edition 911 R, the 911 GT3 could be graced with a six-speed manual transmission.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.




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