The next generation Porsche 911 GT3 is expected to arrive onto the market as a lighter and more powerful sports car than the generation it replaces. It has even been rumored to carry Porsche’s new 7-speed PDK transmission, although those rumors were later denied by Porsche CEO Matthias Muller.
Confirmation and details surrounding the specs of the future GT3 will finally be put to rest in March 2013, according to a Porsche insider that provided some insight on the future model to British magazine AutoCar. According to him, the new model will be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and will be available for order soon after that.
Under the hood, Porsche will place the latest generation of their normally aspirated 3.8-liter flat six engine that will deliver a total of 450 HP, up from the 435 HP of the previous model. This small boost in power will be combined with the 88 lbs of weight loss to provide better performance times: a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of less than 4 seconds and a top speed closer to 200 mph.
In order to keep the weight to a minimum, Porsche has used lightweight materials for the car, has kept the interior equipment to a minimum, and has deleted the rear seats completely. The exterior of the GT3 will get a more aggressive look that will distinguish it from the other models in the 911 line-up .
After the release of the standard 911/991 GT3, Porsche will also be developing a more powerful GT3 RS version for the 2015 model year. It will deliver an impressive 480 HP.