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Graphite Blue 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Spotted in the Wild, Looks Bewildering

Now that the 991.2 incarnation of the Porsche 911 GT3 has made its debut in Geneva, the time has come to bring you a real-world take on the uber-sharp Neunelfer.
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The 2018 GT3 you're looking at is dressed in Graphite Gray, with the subtle nature of the hue highlighting the understated aura that had defined the rear-engined machine ever since its inception over five decades ago.

And whether this restrained color floats your boat or not, you'll have to admit that seeing a departure from the Guards Red shade covering the Geneva car is entertaining.

We'll remind you that, so far, the only other GT3 hue we've been able to show you was the polarizing Ruby Star (here in the office, we happen to adore it), but that only came as a rendering.

Speaking of the spec of this GT3, which has been spotted in Germany, we don't have to look inside the car to know that this is a PDK model. And that's because, as we discussed earlier this month, the six-speed manual models won't enter production until September.

With the facelifted GT3 now out in the wild, we should also take the time to think about the 991.2 GT3 RS. We've brought you a series of spyshots of the new Rennsport Neunelfer earlier today and, for now, curiosity still dominates the story of the track tool.

For one thing, Porsche GT division boss Andreas Preuninger has recently stated that the RS won't follow the "standard" GT3 down the optional six-speed manual path and things will probably stay this way.

As for the heart of the GT3 RS, unofficial sources talk about the new racecar-borrowed 4.0-liter heart of the GT3 jumping to 4.2 liters in order to deliver the 25 hp bump expected for the Rennsport model.

And, to end with a question, we wonder if the hypothetical 4.2L flat-six would give up the 9,000 rpm redline of the GT3 mill.


 

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