2013 Porsche GT3 to Bow at Geneva Motor Show With 450-HP

2013 Porsche GT3 to Bow at Geneva Motor Show With 450-HP

The next-generation of what is arguably Porsche’s most celebrated sports car, the GT3, is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next March.

Based on the all-new 991 chassis, the lighter and better-balanced GT3 should produce stunning track times. After all, the new platform can be credited for helping the new Carrera S models run a faster Nurburgring time than the previous generation 911 Turbo.

Power is expected to reach 450 hp (a 15 hp bump) from a reworked version of the 3.8-liter flat-six found in the current car generation. Rumors also point to a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission as being the only gearbox choice.

Heavier than a conventional manual transmission, Porsche has reportedly still been able to shave as much as 88 lbs of weight from the car, due in part to an increased use of lightweight materials.

Design-wise, expect many of the same cues from past models, including an air duct between the bumper and hood, as well as a large rear spoiler and center-exit exhaust.

A GT3 RS model will likely arrive a year or two later, boasting as much as 480 hp.

GALLERY: 2013 Porsche GT3


[Source: AutoCar]