The updated Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 RS are set to pick up active safety equipment due to become mandatory in Australia, securing their future Down Under.

    New vehicles introduced to Australia from March 2023 require a type of autonomous emergency braking under Australian Design Rules (ADRs); that requirement will be expanded to all vehicles sold locally from March 2025 regardless of when they were introduced.

    It’s currently not available on the track-focused 911 GT3 and GT3 RS which, if unchanged, would rule them out for our market from the middle of next year.

    Porsche Australia boss Daniel Schmollinger told media Porsche “will do everything possible to keep selling 911s in Australia”.

    “The 911 is our icon, and the next generation will of course comply to local standards,” he said. Asked if the GT3 or the GT3 RS are going anywhere locally, Mr Schmollinger joked the hot 911 is “going everywhere in Australia”.

    An updated 911 – the 992.2 generation – will debut in the middle of 2024, complete with the option of hybrid power for the first time.

    Based on Porsche’s usual model cadence the Carrera and Carrera S will likely debut first, followed by the Turbo and Targa, after which will come the GT3 and GTS.

    As for the facelift itself, spy photos indicate Porsche will stay true to form and introduce minor updates, including new bumpers, redesigned intakes and vents, tweaked lighting designs, and exhaust tips that are pushed in-board.

    Photos published elsewhere show the interior will gain a fully digital instrumentation display, replacing the current setup which has an analog tachometer flanked by a pair of screens.

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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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