For now, all we can see are front end changes such as new daytime running lights and reshaped air intakes. Nevertheless, as Porsche has accustomed us, we should see an uncamouflaged prototype just before the model debuts.
As always with Porsches, the changes under the skin are the important ones and the news is awesome in this department - with the carmaker's GT division having figured out the mistake it made when it retired the manual gearbox, the next GT3 has been confirmed to bring back the clutch pedal.
Instead of the less-than-perfect seven-speed of the 911 Carrera, the GT3 will inherit the 911 R's six-speed manual as an option. Mind you, the facelifted GT3 RS won't follow this path, sticking to the PDK setup in its quest for ultimate lap times.
Turbocharging may have taken over Porsche's sportscars, be they mid- or rear-engined, but the GT label means natural aspiration is here to stay (with the exception of the GT2, of course). The retiring GT3 is motivated by a 3.8-liter flat-six delivering 475 hp, but it's too early to talk about the changes German engineers will make for the facelift.
When it comes to the cabin, the changes will be led by an updated Porsche Communication Management infotainment system. From the 7-inch display to the Apple CarPlay integration, the system aims to keep owners up to speed in the digital world.
The revamped GT3 incarnation of the Porsche 911 is expected to make its debut towards the end of the year as a 2018 model, so you'd better start saving now.