The footage was taken from two years of track testing at the Nurburgring.
As the 992-generation 911 family continues to expand, the wait for the new Porsche 911 GT3 is nearly over. In a recent teaser, Porsche announced "the youngest member of the Porsche 911 GT family" will debut on February 16, all-but confirming the new 911 GT3 will break cover in just a few days. Thanks to spy shots and videos of prototypes undergoing testing, we've watched the development of the new 911 GT3 progress over the last few videos.
This awesome new video compiles footage of the 911 GT3 undergoing testing at the Nurburgring, revealing how the test car has evolved over the last two years.
As the camouflage continues to drop in the timelapse, Porsche has made some subtle changes to the new 911 GT3's aerodynamic components to improve its track performance. Like the last 911 GT3, the new model features a gigantic fixed rear wing to keep the sports car glued to the track. Compared to the earlier prototypes, the design of the distinctive fixed swan-neck rear wing in later prototypes looks slimmer and more refined to save extra weight. Likewise, the front lip on the bumper looks more refined as development progresses to further optimize the airflow.
The prototypes also feature new hood vents, a wider track, a centrally mounted dual exhaust system and darkened headlights for a sportier look, while the full-width taillights will carry over from the regular 911 Carrera and Turbo.
Porsche has already confirmed the new 911 track toy will be powered by a 4.0-liter flat-six with over 500 horsepower and rev to 9,000 rpm. This unit will be mated to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. For reference, the current 911 GT3's 4.0-liter flat-six generates 500 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque. We'll find out more about how Porsche has improved the new 911 GT3 when the covers come off on February 16.