As Porsche prepares to begin deliveries to customers of the new Porsche 911 GT3 type 992, the Stuttgart firm recently built a surprisingly yellow painted example, but it looks great on it!
Images of this car were recently shared on social media by Porsche ‘GT’ division head Andreas Preuninger. The car is most likely a pre-production prototype or a car that will be used by the press and will soon be handed over to some journalists in Europe. But whatever ! “Signal yellow” is not one of the standard colors available for the new 911 GT3 and must be ordered through the Paint-To-Sample program. A glossy carbon fiber roof as well as matte black accents on the front and rear bumpers, engine cover, spoiler pillars and side skirts contribute to the look of the car and contrast with the bright color of the car. The set of forged alloy rims also contributes to the styling of this GT3.
As you may already know, the new 911 GT3 is powered by an atmospheric 4.0-liter Flat-6 developing 510 horsepower and a torque of 469 Nm. This engine spins up to 9,000 rpm and comes standard with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that drives the rear wheels, but customers can opt for a six-speed manual.
The guardian of the temple
It’s not just the new engine that makes the GT3 special. Porsche has spent a considerable amount of time modifying the aerodynamics of the car, so much so that its aero kit produces up to 50% more downforce than the previous generation model. We might as well admit it right away: we can’t wait to get behind the wheel of this Porsche 911 GT3 to find out if it lives up to the three favorite letters of the purists of the German firm.
The photos of this yellow specimen published by the boss of the “GT” department were a good pretext to talk about it a bit and dream while waiting to be able to approach it for real. Case to follow.