• Mar 31, 2009
Since Porsche introduced the latest version of its 911 range, hardcore enthusiasts have been patiently awaiting the inevitable higher-performance models while Stuttgart distracts everyone else with special-edition Cayennes and the new Panamera sedan. But now that the latest GT3 has been released, only the most powerful versions await an update. Up next are the track-focused GT3 RS, the force-fed Turbo and the grand-daddy of 'em all, the GT2. The latter variant has just been spied, although you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference from the outgoing model from looking at it.
In addition to the minor tweaks given to the entire 911 range, the next GT2 will reportedly benefit from some additional engine tuning. A new direct injection system, bigger combustion chambers, upgraded crankshaft and new oil and water pumps. Together, the package is expected to help bring output up from the current 530 horsepower to 550, enough to propel this Carrera to 60 mph in about 3.5 seconds. Rumors are still afoot that an even more powerful version – dubbed the GT2 RS – may be under development as well, but in the meantime, we're anticipating the latest 911 GT2 to bow at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the Fall.

[Source: Motor Authority]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      why do we need spy shots of a car that will look exactly like the previous model?
      • 5 Years Ago
      BTW other sources claim also that it is GT3 RS:
      http://www.globalmotors.net/porsche-911-997-gt3-rs-facelift-spotted-on-the-nurburgring/

      GT2 does not have such a huge wing. At least current 997 does not.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Motorauthority is full of it. this is GT3 RS

      look at it and compare it with the just revealed regular GT3.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like new gt3 rs to me...
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1
        Dual exhaust in the center suggests GT3. Can't wait to see the newest RS version.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can spot tons of differences to the new car.
      911 is a beautiful car and simply amazing to drive.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Has the new Turbo version shown up anywhere? Will Porsche ever acknowledge that the current one is kinda soft right out of the box? Will the Turbo ever be loved again by hardcore entusiasts? Am I asking the right questions?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Porsche wont release the new 911 Turbo until it makes sure it beats the GTR
      • 5 Years Ago
      Amen Pengwin...I thought retro died with the PT Cruiser but it's still alive and well at Porsche.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I pray to god that the production model wing doesn't look anything like the one in the spy shots.....