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    • Next generation 992 Porsche 911 GT3 model abandoning naturally aspirated power for 550 horsepower turbocharged motor?

      This is the rumor circulating but it is based on nothing more than the word of a magazine editor. It is entirely possible he is correct but it is also entirely possible he is wrong and there is nothing substantive from Porsche to support his position.


      The naturally aspirated flat-6 may be at the end of its lifespan as squeezing out power is becoming increasingly difficult. The new 991.2 generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS only gets a few horses on top of the standard GT3 model. They both have the same displacement at 4.0 liters.

      It may be due to this difficulty of extracting more power and hitting a displacement wall that is forcing the change. Most experts agree though that Porsche can take the GT3 flat-6 to at least 4.2 liters.

      A turbocharged GT3 is redundant, isn't it? Isn't that just a GT2?

      Call us skeptical but if Porsche was to build their last naturally aspirated 911 they would have let us know. There would be big fanfare. There would be a mad cash grab with some special model to put an exclamation point on the legacy of the naturally aspirated flat-6.

      The idea of the NA motor dying with the 991.2 generation 911 just feels like clickbait.

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      Comments 13 Comments
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        Impossible
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Is it that time of year again? Every time there is new GT cars in the works, new fud comes out to scare Porsche diehards. It is getting old.

        Last time was no more manual after 997.2 GT3’s. Eh...wrong.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        Is it that time of year again? Every time there is new GT cars in the works, new fud comes out to scare Porsche diehards. It is getting old.

        Last time was no more manual after 997.2 GT3’s. Eh...wrong.
        I don't buy this $#@! either. Porsche would sooner offset the GT3 with electric motors than kill the NA motor. That is probably what we'll see.
      1. SeanWRT's Avatar
        SeanWRT -
        Or puts in the V8 that 918 is using?
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SeanWRT Click here to enlarge
        Or puts in the V8 that 918 is using?
        V8 won't work but don't worry I have a solution and will write an article on it Monday. I'm sure Porsche will be relieved I solved their problem.

        Oh and that the 918 V8 is not used in anything else should be a crime.
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        It’s only a matter of time until all Porsche’s are mid-engined V8’s. Just look at the evolution of engine placement. It creeps forward with every generation and facelift. The RSR is already there, so that should make its way to consumer models maybe the generation after the next one. I think the 918 V8 sounds quite realistic actually. And it won’t be a mid-engined flat 6 because those are called Caymans and Boxters.

        (By the way, front-engined cars have been doing the same thing for years from the other end. Pushing the engine further back over the front axle. And nobody thought that Corvette would ever make a mid-engined car - the front engine and long hood arguably defines it also - yet here we are.)
      1. BPCMotorsports's Avatar
        BPCMotorsports -
        sigh.... a dieing breed. such a shame. I hope they don't put Turbos in the GT3. That is one of the most appealing things about the GT3, always has been. High revving, powerful NA Flat 6.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I don't buy this $#@! either. Porsche would sooner offset the GT3 with electric motors than kill the NA motor. That is probably what we'll see.
        Hmmmm.....

        So the GT3 would become a performance hybrid through an electrified front axle similar to the ironically named "GT3 R Hybrid" car they created and raced 7yrs ago....

        https://www.autoblog.com/2011/11/15/...-drive-review/

        They surely have enough test data to make it happen...and battery tech has gotten better so they can replace the flywheel with a small lightweight battery pack.

        very plausible...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        They surely have enough test data to make it happen...and battery tech has gotten better so they can replace the flywheel with a small lightweight battery pack.

        very plausible...
        Yep and that GT3 Hybrid did pretty well as I recall. Although the weight... sigh.
      1. Markblackwell's Avatar
        Markblackwell -
        GT3 is a great car but needs more power, I tracked a Gt3Rs a couple of weeks ago awesome car it just needs another 150hp minimum to keep up with others. If they throw turbos on it then were does the GT2 go?
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        I don't see how a GT3 needs 150 hp more to keep up with others, 991.1 GT3s were keeping up with (and beating) 458s and 650Ss around smaller tracks when they came out, this latest RS is quite a step on from that.

        The GT3 is pretty damn fast, it's never been about strictly horsepower. And no, they aren't going to make a turbo GT3. For god's sake, I'm sick of reading this same idiotic "prediction" every year since like, 2010. These magazine guys need to calm down.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        The GT3 is pretty damn fast, it's never been about strictly horsepower.
        Exactly. The GT3 isn't slow plus it is about the driving experience. You throw turbos on it and it's not the same thing. Why even build one?
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Looks like no turbos at least for now https://www.autoblog.com/2018/02/18/...-transmission/