Purists are going to love the new Porsche 911 GT3 Touring.
The new 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo made its world debut last month, but an even more hardcore 992-generation 911 is just around the corner. We're talking, of course, about the next-generation Porsche 911 GT3, which is expected to be unveiled later this year.
Back in 2017, Porsche introduced a new Touring package for the 911 GT3 aimed at purists who wanted a manual GT3 but didn't want to pay extortionate prices for the limited-edition 911 R. The 911 GT3 Touring was a popular choice for purists, so we're not surprised that Porsche will continue to offer it for the new 911 GT3.
Our spies have caught the new Porsche 911 GT3 Touring being tested practically naked, as there's barely any camouflage covering its athletic body. The redesigned front bumper is clearly visible, as are the prominent vents on the new sculpted hood.
We can immediately tell this is the Touring version of the GT3 as the large fixed rear wing has been replaced with a retractable rear wing for a more restrained look. Powering the new 911 GT3 Touring will be an updated version of the 4.0 liter flat-six found in the current GT3.
This unit produces 500 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque in the current GT3, so expect the power to increase to around 550 hp in the new model. Naturally, power will be sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.
Despite being available as a no-cost option, the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring attracted higher prices in the used market than the regular version, so it will be interesting to see if this trend continues with the new 992-generation version. Porsche hasn't announced a debut date yet, but the new 911 GT3 Touring will most likely be revealed after the regular 911 GT3 later this year. Don't be surprised if the coronavirus pandemic delays Porsche's plans, however.