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2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Prototype Breaks Down on Nurburgring, Spied Up Close

Prototypes sometimes break down while blitzing the Nurburgring. And while this is normal, such occasions mean that spy shooters can get up close and personal with test cars. Well, the 992 Porsche 911 GT3 had such an episode today and guess what? It's aero got photographed in detail.
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The prototype was approaching the Hatzenbach section of the infamous German track when an issue determined the engineer behind the wheel to pull over on the grass. And while the vehicle didn't show any signs of damage, the test car wasn't able to leave the circuit under its own power. Oh, and yes, that happens to be a Mid-Engined Corvette passing by.

Regardless, you can use the spy photo gallery above to zoom in on the Neunelfer. We've talked about the aero upgrade revolution going on with Porsche sportscars for quite a while and the new GT3 is spearheading this.

That rear wing remains hidden, but it's obvious that it will be as agressive as those on past RS models.

Nevertheless, peeking through the provisional aero bits on the test car, we can now check out more of the engine cover design, while the rear fascia of the GT3 seems to hold a mesh grille section that might help that naturally-aspirated flat-six get rid of some heat.

Keep in mind that Porsche introduced an all-new N/A flat-six for the 718 Cayman GT4, with the 420 hp unit being based on the twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six of the 992 Carrera S. So the GT3 is expected to retire the 4.0L heart of the outgoing car and come with a fresh motor, which may or may not be linked to the said GT4 powerplant.

Once again, we'll get to choose between a PDK and a six-speed manual and I can't wait to see what the GT Division can do for the eight-speed dual-clutch unit of the 992, since the Carrera S implementation told me there was room for more spice.

And yes, the Touring Package might also make a comeback. However, until we get more details on the matter, let's talk about that white label on the prototye's side skirt. This warns one about the underbody aero elements of the new GT3 and it's there to ensure the car is handled with care when placed on a ramp.

Now, we've already seen the GT3's rear underbody diffuser (think: 991.1 911 R), but perhaps there's more...

 
 
 
 
 

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