Practicing their final notes before they go on song for paying customers, three 991-series Porsche 911 GT3 prototypes were caught at a filling station in Catalunya, Spain almost completely uncovered. According to the photographer (working with an iPhone), two of them (foreground in the photo above) were wearing a host of extras from the options list, while the third appears to be a prototype set up halfway between a traditional 911 and a GT3: it has five-bolt GT3-style wheels and central exhaust, but standard 911 front and rear bumpers and rear wing.

Notice that the little bit of camo on the proper GT3s covers the lower region of the rear bumpers and, we'd imagine, some venting. The tea leaves appear to unanimously point to the 3.8-liter six-cylinder hanging out back, but the exact horsepower rating is hidden behind the vagaries of "somewhere between 450 and 500." Remember, no matter how many horses there are, there will only be a seven-speed PDK available to stir them to action.

Meanwhile, in Germany, the 911 Turbo was caught on the streets of Stuttgart and even the basic black paint job could not pull a shrink the fulsome girth of its ample rear end. Sporting a bit of tape both front and rear, the general details can all be seen, including the redesigned exhaust treatment. We expect to get more colorful looks at both the GT3 and 911 soon enough, but for now there is the high-res gallery above and the two spy videos below.






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      wongtpa
      • 2 Years Ago
      So nice, so expensive!
      treeinsc
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those are hot!!!
      Ben Doolittle
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was wondering what it would look like....
      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      Does it look like every other 911? Yes. Will it suck the paint off your house and give your family a permanent orange afro? Unequivocally.
        joejoe509
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RetrogradE
        Lol. Nice. Exactly. This has been true for decades and it keeps getting better.
      Borlabich
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, but the 911 looks just like every other iteration of the 911 for the past 20 years... (not that that's a bad thing), just as the i-phone 3 & 4 look almost like the 5, and every other smartphone on the market. I'm bored.
        avconsumer2
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Borlabich
        Yes and no. It absolutely looks the same - but I'm glad it's completely different and love what they've done with it for the past 20 years.
        Bobby_Sards
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Borlabich
        materialism boredom...get a life!
        waetherman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Borlabich
        Not really: http://car-pictures.cars.com/images/?IMG=U2PRGEA1.png&width=310 http://www.motorlogy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012-Porsche-911-Carrera-566x329.jpg People always say it looks the same, and while it's true that it's probably changed less than any other sports car, it does change significantly... at least from decade to decade.
        protovici
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Borlabich
        Appears you might not understand that even though the outter layer is roughly the same the internals are a hella different!
      Sukairain
      • 2 Years Ago
      OMG That's great! Wait which one is which again? they all look the same still~
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        yawn...another ignorant troll comment by our beloved one
        • 2 Years Ago
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      Sukairain
      • 2 Years Ago
      OMG That's great! Wait which one is which again? they all look the same still~
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Sukairain
        Your comment is full of sh1t just like you
      tbird57w
      • 2 Years Ago
      beatle like front and 924 rear and looks plump IMO..
      RocketRed
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks terrific. As far as it looking like the last one, yeah, if you are not looking closely. But you don't have to look too hard to see how the proporptions have been refined in the back half. The car looks more dynamic, more aggressive, more like it sits between the four wheels, not on top of them. And those wheels are sick. How do you take those things off anyway? No bolts/nuts. I guess you have to get your inspection stickers at the dealershp because the corner garage will not bet taking off those wheels for you.
      J
      • 2 Years Ago
      completely sexy
      Rhett Roberts
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hate that it has those little round fog lights like the previous Turbo. They look like such an afterthought. The GT3 mules look awesome though!
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rhett Roberts
        just camo
        sparrk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rhett Roberts
        i hate those lights too, but i still hope they are just part of the camo.
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