Porsche 911 GT3 Spied Trying to Hide its Manual Transmission

The Porsche 911 GT3 is getting a facelift and there’s a surprise for sports car purists.

Spy photographers have caught the Porsche 911.2 GT3 testing once again, but this time around, one prototype had its gear shifter hidden. And that’s likely because Porsche is testing a manual transmission on the facelifted 911 GT3, meaning it will make a return sooner than originally anticipated. Thanks to the Porsche 911 R, the German automaker has a manual transmission it can use in the 911 GT3 and there’s even more evidence that it’s coming, with the lack of paddles on the steering wheel and no gear indicator on the tachometer.

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As for the Porsche 911 GT3’s exterior, you can expect more aggressive styling and tweaks to its aerodynamics, while it will likely feature the same 4.0-liter engine with around 500 horsepower like the one found in the 911 R and GT3 RS.

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