The high-pitched scream is spine-tingling.
The next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 has already been spotted in spy photos several times, even make a cameo in the background of the company's Super Bowl commercial. In the most recent spy shots, we have seen the standard GT3 wearing a massive rear wing while a GT3 Touring model has also been spotted using an electric rear spoiler.
These spy shots have been quite revealing but there is one detail you can't get from a photo: the exhaust note.
All signs point towards the 992 GT3 using a modified version of Porsche's 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six producing around 550 horsepower, up from 500 hp in the 991.2 generation. As with the last-generation car, we expect this normally aspirated engine to sound fantastic. And in a recently published spy video, we can now confirm that for ourselves.
Be sure to turn your volume up.
Even though the video was published recently, the footage comes from back in 2018 during early development at the Monza Circuit in Italy, hence why these prototypes look a bit different than the most recent spy shots. In the video, we see both the standard GT3 with a massive rear wing as well as the GT3 Touring with a retractible spoiler. Both cars clearly give off a turbo-free exhaust note that can clearly be heard long after they are out of sight.
In most of the footage, we detected lightning-fast shifts that could only be delivered by Porsche's PDK transmission but at a few points, we may have detected slower shifts, likely emitted by a test mule with a manual transmission. Porsche was expected to reveal the new GT3 later in 2020 but with the uncertainty of the coronavirus situation, a reveal date is anyone's guess. But based on the exhaust note in this video, the next-generation 911 GT3 will be worth the wait.