Porsche’s latest 911 GT3 only arrived for the 2022 model year but an updated version has been spotted testing, and this time we have video footage.
The update looks to be a mild one and likely coincides with the planned update for the full 992-generation range. Also out testing are updated versions of the Carrera, Carrera Cabriolet, Carrera GTS, Targa, Turbo, and Turbo S. A new Heritage Design special with retro cues is also out testing, and is thought to be a modern 911 S/T.
We expect the updated range, referred to internally as the 992.2 generation, to start arriving late this year or early next. They should arrive as 2024 models.
Key among the updates will be a revised dash sporting a fully digital instrument cluster, similar to what’s in the Taycan. You can spot this in the video below.
One specific update to the GT3, judging by this prototype, will be a revised rear end. The rear fascia is completely concealed, and it appears there’s extra camouflage gear on parts of the diffuser near the exhaust tips.
It isn’t clear what Porsche has planned for the mechanical bits, but a slight uptick in power is normally included with such updates. The GT3 currently comes with a 4.0-liter flat-6 delivering a peak 502 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque. Power goes to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic or 6-speed manual.
Hybrid technology will be available on some models, though likely not the GT3. Porsche CEO Oliver Blume in 2022 said the 911’s hybrid system will be similar to the system in the former 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car, and not a plug-in hybrid system like in the 918 Spyder hypercar. That means there won’t be a plug, and any electric motor-generator(s) will purely be used to support the internal-combustion engine and recover energy under braking.