2021 Porsche 911 GT3 taking shape

Porsche's motorsports department has been hard at work turning the 992-generation 911 into a track-ready weapon. Here's our first look at the results.

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The 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 is taking shape.

Expected to launch next year, the first motorsports-focused 992-generation Porsche 911 has been previewed in a series of European videos with Andreas Preuninger, head of the Porsche GT division.

What we know so far:

  • Power will come from a naturally-aspirated, 4.0-litre flat-six engine
  • A six-speed manual will be offered from launch
  • The PDK will get a proper gearstick, not the compact shifter from regular models
  • The GT3 Touring will live on, but won’t launch with the more aggressive model
  • That gooseneck rear spoiler from the spy photos is real

The car revealed to Top Gear has an aggressively vented front bonnet and simple splitter with a strong link to the 911 RSR racer. With flared front guards and fat rear haunches, it’s not exactly light on presence.

Down back, that dramatic gooseneck rear spoiler from the pre-production prototypes we’ve spied has made the leap to production.

Andreas Preuninger says removing the uprights from the base of the wing has allowed Porsche to do much more with the space.

Although it’ll create more downforce, the new GT3 should also be able to hold its own on the autobahn as well, according to Mr Preuninger.

Inside, the five-gauge digital instruments will feature a unique GT mode that brings key information into the middle, according to Road and Track.

That means critical details won’t be hidden behind the steering wheel rim, a common criticism of the 992-generation 911.

Stay tuned to CarExpert for all the latest.

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