This Porsche 911 GTS Prototype Is Hiding A Big Secret

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The GT3 isn't the only new 911 Porsche is working on.

While Porsche has been teasing the upcoming debut of the new track-focused 911 GT3, this isn't the only new 992-generation 911 variant the automaker is working on. As spy shots of prototypes have shown, the Porsche 911 GTS is returning for a new generation.

Slotting between the Carrera S and the GT3, the GTS was a popular addition to the 911 family, with more power than the Carrera S while being more road-focused than the GT3 track toy. This 911 GTS prototype caught undergoing testing by our spy photographers is practically naked and devoid of camouflage, so it should be almost ready for production. While this isn't the first time we've seen the new 911 GTS being tested, this prototype could be hiding some new secrets.

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On the outside, the exterior is fully exposed, but it's a different story inside. Curiously, Porsche has completely covered up the dashboard even though the design will carry over from the current 911 Carrera and 911 Turbo. This suggests that Porsche has already started work on a facelift for the 992-generation sports car.

Our source claims the refreshed 911 range will adopt a new dashboard design inspired by the electric Taycan, which features a 16.8-inch curved digital display, a 10.9-inch touchscreen for the infotainment, and a separate 8.4-inch screen to control functions like the climate control. There's a chance the Taycan's digital display will carry over to the facelifted 992 range, but nothing is official yet.

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On the outside, the 911 GTS will be distinguished by its center-lock wheels and blacked-out trim. As for the powertrain, the previous 911 GTS was powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine producing 444 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque, which was 30 more hp than the previous Carrera S. The current 992 Carrera S, on the other hand, has 443 hp, so we're expecting the new GTS to have an increased output of around 470 hp to slot below the GT3.

The new Porsche 911 GTS is expected to debut this summer, but the 992 facelift is still likely a few years away since development is clearly at an early stage.

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