Report – 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 nailing 4.0-liter flat six image

Ready to take the wraps off its 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 during the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March, the sports car is making the rumor mill rounds – and will allegedly pack more power.

It seems the 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 is in for a healthy power lift, from 475 bhp to more than 500 ponies, coming from an evolution of the same engine that can be found today inside the GT3 RS and 911 R, massaged for more than 500 bhp. Apparently the main focus for the developing engineers was getting it more reliable than ever, and as a source comments the new version “has done thousands of kilometers, absolutely flat out, with no problems at all”. As we already heard from the rumor mill, it seems the refreshed 991-generation GT3 will be offered for the first time with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic.

Apparently the earlier rumors of the GT3 becoming much more hardcore and track-oriented has been axed, with the model remaining just as easy to use on a daily basis as previous installments. The rumors are also counting on the scheduled apparition of the upcoming GT2 RS, arriving by the end of the year with an output of about 650 hp, which is about 90 hp more than the current iteration of the 911 Turbo S. Sources are also discussing the retirement of the previous-generation technology engine, thus the next Turbo arriving with an evolution of the flat six engines seen inside the current 911 Carrera, S and GTS.

Via Autocar