• The 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Debuts Unexpectedly With An N/A Engine And Manual Gearbox

This video gives us our first good look at the new Porsche 911 GT3

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A few days ago, the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 was unveiled ahead of time through a series of leaked photos that showed parts of the exterior and the cabin. As it turns out, those pictures were screenshots of an exclusive first look video that Carfection made with the 911 GT3 and Porsche’s Andreas Preuninger. The video is out, and we can finally take a closer look at the company’s track-prepped GT.

The 911 GT3 showcased in the video still features some camouflage, just like the car we spotted testing on public roads in recent weeks.

The camo isn't very heavy, but Andreas Preuninger points out that the bumper will have a different shape once everything comes off.

But the video still gives us a good look at the 992-generation GT3, while Preuninger provides crucial details about the sports car.

The 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Debuts Unexpectedly With An N/A Engine And Manual Gearbox
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The really cool thing is that the interview takes place in Porsche’s GT hall, where the Germans keep one example of each GT-badged model from the past. The room includes everything from old 911 GT3s to the Cayman GT4 and even 911 GT2 models, but we can also see an upcoming Porsche GT special that the brand has yet to unveil. Still hidden under a cover, of course.

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While the design of the 911 GT3 isn’t much of a mystery, the video confirms that the coupe will continue to feature the 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine.

It also confirms that the GT3 will be available with both a manual and PDK transmission, as well as upgrades from the previous GT3 RS.

Preuninger explains some of the new features, including the redesigned wing and the rear diffuser, and discloses the car’s curb weight. The 992-gen 911 GT3 tips the scales at 1,430 kg (3,152 pounds) with all the fluids, which puts it on par with the previous 991.2 GT3. This is an important achievement for Porsche since the 992 911 is a tad bigger than the old model.

The video also includes a little bit of footage with the 911 GT3 on the road, so you can hear that 4.0-liter flat-six roar.

The video ends with Preuninger giving us a sneak peek of the mysterious Porsche GT car sitting in the hall. Sadly, he only reveals the lower part of the front wheel, which appears to feature a bright blue rim lip. It’s not the most revealing hint out there, but it could mean that Porsche has been testing a new generation of lightweight wheels. On the other hand, it could be just a flashy detail on a limited-series car, so nothing to get really excited about. But we will find out more when this new GT model debuts in January 2021.

The 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Debuts Unexpectedly With An N/A Engine And Manual Gearbox
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