- The new 992 GT3 once again packs a naturally aspirated, high-revving flat-six engine with either a manual or PDK automatic transmission.
- With less weight and more focus, the 992 GT3 remains faithful to the GT3 lineage despite being spun off the larger, heavier 992 Carrera.
- The wingless Touring model will return to complement the very winged regular Porsche 911 GT3.
Editor's note: This article has been amended to reflect that the 992 GT3 will debut as a 2022 model.
"It's bigger, but not heavier. The aerodynamics are fantastic, without adding drag. We have PDK automatic gearbox that you can shift manually. And the engine, it is still a 9,000-rpm free-breathing engine. It has not lost its aggressiveness, its eagerness to drive, and it's a way to communicate to the driver. This is what the GT3 should be about," says Andreas Preuninger, Porsche's director of GT cars.
He's driving the new 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3, or at least one of the prototypes for the production model that reaches showrooms in 2021, and Edmunds has been invited along for the ride. As ever, the 992 GT3's specification reads like a wish list for committed, demanding drivers, who can rejoice that the Porsche 911 GT3 remains naturally aspirated despite the challenge of getting what's essentially a racing car engine to pass ever more stringent road-car regulations.