Here’s an early look at the GTS variant of the forthcoming, 992-generation Porsche 911. So far we’ve seen what appears to the the Turbo (the senior one), the soft-top as well as a GT3 version, and here emerges a development vehicle for the most potent of the mainstream 911 range.

At first glance the GTS mule here flaunts a set of centre-locking wheels, though this specification is likely to be optional. Further along, the GTS is distinguished visually by its deeper front bumper and larger air intakes, while the rear end appears to sport wider bodywork in order to accommodate a wider rear track, which is a GTS-distinguishing feature.

Powertrain can be expected to be an uprated version of the 3.0 litre turbocharged flat-six which will power the standard Carrera versions, where the GTS line-up is expected to have an equally diverse set of combinations comprising manual and dual-clutch auto transmissions, with a choice of rear- or all-wheel-drive.

Its interior will almost certainly be a trim variation of the 992-generation car’s, which will include the new-style dashboard architecture with a widescreen central infotainment control screen. Likewise, the driver’s primary instrumentation will also feature digital screens flanking the central tachometer, the latter a development of the design cue dating back to the 996-generation car.

As a kind of middle ground between that Carrera range and the Turbo/Turbo S variants and GT-series models, the GTS range can be expected to see its debut some time after the base versions of the 992-generation 911 makes its premiere. As such, more potent versions than these will be released after the GTS, if the typical Porsche 911 model release is followed.