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The next generation of the Porsche 911 GT3 is expected to make its public debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

The German based automaker Porsche is trying to keep the new generation of the 911 GT3 into the shadows for the moment but things don’t always work out as you plan them so details on the sports car are surfacing. Rumor has it that the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 will get a naturally aspirated 3.8 liter flat six-cylinder engine under its hood, which should develop a total output of 450 BHP, 15 BHP more than the outgoing model.

This will be a fresh breath for Porsche because downsizing these days means more power, improved fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions so rather than using the old 4.0 liter in the 997 GT3 RS 4.0, the carmaker will fit the new generation with the 3.8L. This should translate into a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) acceleration of 4.0 seconds and a top speed which should come close to 200 mph (320 km/h).

The upcoming Porsche 911 GT3’s engine will be mated to the seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission and the model might drop the manual gearbox. The new sports car will also lose some weight but more details on this will be announced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, where it will be officially unveiled.

Source: Autocar