The latest generation of Porsche 911 GT3 was tracked while testing the track and the street.
Porsche is developing the 992.2 . generation 911 GT3expected to launch in 2024. The brand is known for its revolutionary design updates and this model is no exception.
The latest prototype has been spotted wearing dense camouflage on the rear of the vehicle, as well as black tape on the front indicators and front bumper.
The front bumper is expected to get some updates, as the daytime running lights are covered with black tape.
It looks like the black tape also covers up some of the changes in the headlight housings. There is information that the new headlights can integrate indicator lights; They are now separate parts on the front bumper.
The front bonnet design appears to be carried over from the current model with no noticeable changes to the splitter or nostrils at this stage.
Changes to the bottom air intake are clearly visible, with the design resembling a simplified design found on this prototype.
It looks like the circular dual exhaust pipes are now integrated into the rear diffuser, rather than being separate from it.
There are rumors that Porsche may feature an active rear spoiler, however that has yet to be confirmed by the brand.
Active wings allow the driver to reduce drag on the straight line for higher top speeds without sacrificing downforce in corners – the GT3 RS features an F1-style drag reduction system capable of doing the right thing. there.
It is widely assumed that Porsche won’t be adding hybrid technology to the GT3 this generation – in fact, Porsche probably won’t make any changes to the GT3’s 4.0-liter naturally aspirated powertrain, even Even the GT3 RS generates 11 kW more than the regular GT3.
Porsche is looking to include some form of hybrid powertrain in the 911’s wider range, but it’s unlikely it will be a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Stricter European emissions rules are expected to come into effect in 2026 meaning the brand could look to equip a 48V mild-hybrid system in the next few years.
The mild-hybrid system could be inspired by the Porsche 919, using electric power to assist rather than overshadow the petrol engine by allowing the engine to shut down at low speeds and increase power when you put your foot down.
Frank-Steffen Walliser, who was in charge of the 718 and 911 at the time, said auto expert The switch to hybrid engines “could take place step by step” as Porsche works to meet the next set of European emissions rules that are expected to apply in 2026.
“The question is: With crossbreeding, how relevant is it? How much energy do you put in?” Mr. Walliser asked.
“This is not going to be resolved. In the automotive industry we see different solutions and we will see what our solution will be. Hybridization in general is something we are looking at,” he said.
Currently 911 GT3 is equipped with an engine 4.0 liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine manufacture 375kW power and 470Nm of torque.
Porsche claims the current 911 GT3 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 318 km/h.
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