Porsche’s latest 911 GT3 only arrived for the 2022 model year but an updated version has just been spotted testing.
The update looks to be a mild one and likely coincides with the planned update for the full 992-generation range. Prototypes for the updated 911 Carrera and 911 Turbo models have already been spotted, including new hybrid variants of both.
We currently expect the updated range, referred to internally as the 992.2 generation, to arrive later this year as 2024 models.
Key among the updates is expected to be a revised dash sporting a fully digital instrument cluster, similar to what’s in the Taycan.
2024 Porsche 911 GT3 facelift spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
One specific update to the GT3, judging by this prototype, will be a revised rear end. The rear fascia is completely concealed, and it appears there’s extra camouflage gear on parts of the diffuser near the exhaust tips.
It isn’t clear what Porsche has planned for the mechanical bits, but a slight uptick in power is normally included with such updates. The GT3 currently comes with a 4.0-liter flat-6 delivering a peak 502 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque. Power goes to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic or 6-speed manual.
Before the updated GT3 arrives, Porsche is launching its more hardcore 911 GT3 RS model, which takes track capability to a level only offered in race cars.
While the GT3 is closely related to Porsche’s 911 GT3 Cup race car, the GT3 RS takes after the more extreme 911 GT3 R racer. Porsche has also been spotted testing the new GT3 R based on the 992-generation 911, and the race car’s development is likely closely associated with the new GT3 RS.