The perennial renderer delivers his interpretation of the upcoming 911 GT3, which looks to be arriving with a standard manual stickshift.
It was recently reported that Porsche was moving to drop the manual for the upcoming 911 GT3, with 911 project chief August Achleitner claiming that only one, either the manual or the PDK, transmission will be offered. The latest rumors are now suggesting the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 will come with a proper manual stickshift as standard, leaving the PDK as an option, which will come as a big relief to the purists who enjoy the intuitive experience of shifting gears unaided.
Inspired by this bit of good news, rendering artist Wild Speed has presented his interpretation of the new GT3, based largely on spy shots and speculation. The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 is rumored to deliver a whopping 450hp from the 3.8-liter boxer engine, and as the current 911 Carrera 2S is as fast around the Nurburgring as the old GT3, expect big things from the track-focused iteration. The front could easily mimic the 991's aerokit, but with a sportier front lip, while at the rear a double central exhaust and svelte but wide spoiler is expected. The rear bumper in the renderings "is purely fiction."