And you can secure yourself a build slot.
Based on Porsche's normal release timeline, we knew the next-generation GT3 would be arriving soon. We've spotted Porsche testing the 992 generation GT3 around the Nurburgring, getting it ready for its much-anticipated reveal. And now, thanks to an annual fundraising gala hosted by the Petersen Automotive Museum, we finally know when the 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 will arrive. The museum partnered up with Bring A Trailer to offer a build slot for a "soon-to-be-announced Porsche GT model."
The auction is currently being hosted with no reserve and sits at under $1,000 with two days remaining (as of this writing). While it doesn't specifically mention the name 'GT3,' BaT's description of the car is pretty self-explanatory.
"This vehicle is the product of years of testing and work by Porsche's Weissach engineers to bring the car from the track to the streets," BaT writes in the auction. "A teaser photo of the upcoming model is provided above."
The single teaser image shows a car sitting under a tarp, and doesn't give too much detail to analyze. Based on the lack of a massive rear wing, we'd guess this is the GT3 Touring model, which should utilize a smaller pop-up electric spoiler. Porsche has teased the 992 GT3 before this, opting to include the car as a background Easter egg in its super bowl commercial. That car, likely the standard GT3, featured a much larger, raised rear wing.
We expect the 992 GT3 to come packing a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine producing around 503 horsepower. Most buyers will opt for a PDK dual-clutch transmission, but a row-it-yourself manual option will also be available.
BaT says this new Porsche GT variant will be announced in late January 2021. The build slot on auction can be used solely by the winning bidder and cannot be transferred, and it does not mention if you can opt for a Paint-To-Sample color. The proceeds will benefit the Petersen Museum's annual educational programs, restoration efforts, and strategic initiatives.