Porsche 911 GT3 Facelift Spied Hitting the Nurburgring

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Porsche 911 GT3 will be getting a facelift for the 991 generation.

Caught by spy photographers testing on the Nurburgring, the 991.2 GT3 is expected to arrive dealerships in 2017 and you can expect it to get a similar treatment that comes with all mid-cycle facelifts. The prototype spied testing is an early test mule based on the current version, but does sport a new front bumper with larger air intakes. Future test cars will likely receive the rest of the updates, especially changes in the rear.

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One thing we know for sure is the updated 911 GT3 won’t get a turbocharged engine but it should still see a power upgrade compared to the current model. What is good news is that there’s a strong possibility the German automaker will give the facelifted model a manual transmission option, instead of waiting for the next-generation GT3 to arrive.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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