Porsche Teases 991-Based GT3 Cup Racer, Road-Going 911 GT3 Must Be Close


If there’s one thing we know about Porsche is that, no matter how many SUVs or sporty saloons it may churn out, it will never tinker with the trusted, 50-year old 911 philosophy. Truth be told, it did try to kill it once, back in the 1970s with the 928, but it failed – so it was a lesson it must have learned well.That recipe isn’t just about maintaining the iconic shape and the flat-six engine hung out behind the rear axle; it’s also about launching a whole bunch of new variants of each generation.
We’ve already seen the Cabriolet and the all-wheel drive, so it’s about time for something new. It’s time for the GT3, the variant aimed at hardcore customers who value thrills more than open-top motoring and AWD security and embrace the “less-is-more” philosophy.
Camouflaged prototypes have being caught in the wild by our lenses and there’s been a lot of talk about whether the 991-based GT3 would still have a manual gearbox or ditch it in favor of the PDK dual-clutch semi-auto.
Today, however, Porsche released a short video previewing “a very special 911”. The teaser is less than a minute long and the camera keeps moving around all the time but it does show the non-too-subtle “GT3 Cup” decals that adorn the sides of what is clearly a race-spec 991.
Given that the Cup cars are based on the production GT3, this means that the day we’ll see the 991-based model, which if you remove the racing elements, will be all but identical, must be close.
You can watch the video right after the jump.
By Andrew Tsaousis


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