Porsche doesn’t know how to sit still.

    The next-generation 911 GT3 is expected to launch overnight, but that hasn’t stopped the 2021 Porsche 911 GTS from making an appearance – complete with the first signs of a facelift for the wider 992-generation 911 range.

    In Australia, the GTS will be the only non-motorsports Porsche 911 offered with a manual transmission.

    Although European buyers can order the 911 Carrera and Carrera S with three pedals and a stick, low take-up on the previous-generation car in Australia has pushed Porsche to limit its availability this time around.

    A better-specced, slightly more powerful Carrera, the previous GTS had 22kW and 50Nm more power than the S on which it was based, and featured a raft of chassis upgrades as standard.

    It will be available in coupe, convertible, and Targa bodies.

    Beyond its extra performance and slightly tougher look, the GTS on show here hides a few more secrets.

    Our spy photographers note the dashboard on this GTS tester is covered up, suggesting Porsche has already started working on a facelift for the 992-generation 911 range.

    Stay tuned for the reveal of the Porsche 911 GT3 on the morning of February 17, Australian time.

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    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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