Porsche 911 GT3 Will Get Its Manual Transmission Back

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Fans can finally exhale as the 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 will offer a six-speed manual.

Although it won’t be made official until the new model bows at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, sources close to the factory say the 991-generation GT3 will also be available with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. Power will still come from a 4.0-liter flat-six engine, but it’s not the same mill as the current GT3 RS and 911 R, but rather an evolution offering at least 500 horsepower.

Porsche is focusing on improving the durability of the engine rather than massive power gains. Last year, spy photographers caught the new 911 GT3 testing numerous times, and as you can tell, don’t expect to see a major departure in terms of styling.

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The company is also still working on the upcoming 911 GT2 RS with the source telling Autocar it “should be ready by the end of the year.” Expect output of the new 911 GT2 RS to be around 650 hp.

Check back with AutoGuide.com for more information on the 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 once it debuts at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, where we will be reporting live.

[Source: Autocar]

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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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