Porsche's latest 911 GT3 only arrived for the 2022 model year but an updated version has been spotted testing.
The update looks to be a mild one and likely coincides with the planned update for the full 992-generation range. Also out testing are updated versions of the Carrera, Carrera Cabriolet, Carrera GTS, Targa, Turbo, and Turbo S. A new Heritage Design special with retro cues is also out testing, thought to be a modern 911 S/T.
We expect the updated 911 range, referred to internally as the 992.2 generation, to start arriving late this year or early next. They should be 2024 models.
Key among the updates will be a revised dash sporting a fully digital instrument cluster, similar to what's in the Taycan and also the updated 2024 Cayenne.
Tweaks to the front and rear fascias are also likely, judging by the camouflage gear.
It isn't clear what Porsche has planned for the mechanical bits, but a slight uptick in power is normally included with such updates. The GT3 currently comes with a 4.0-liter flat-6 delivering a peak 502 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque. Power goes to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic or a 6-speed manual.
2024 Porsche 911 GT3 facelift spy shots - Photo credit: Baldauf
Hybrid technology will be available on some models, though likely not the GT3. Porsche CEO Oliver Blume in 2022 said the 911's hybrid system will be similar to the system in the former 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car, and not a plug-in hybrid system like in the 918 Spyder hypercar. That means there won't be a plug, and any electric motor-generator(s) will purely be used to support the internal-combustion engine and recover energy under braking.
Porsche motorsports partner Manthey-Racing has just launched in the U.S. an upgrade package for the current GT3 that reduces the car's track times by way of aerodynamic and chassis mods. It's likely the company will also have a similar kit in development for the updated GT3.