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Manual Gearbox 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 (991.2) Spied with Hilarious Shifter Camo

The fact that Porsche had confirmed the upcoming 991.2 incarnation of the 911 GT3 will defy the notion of mid-cycle revamp by introducing a stick shift doesn't take anything away from the sheer excitement generated by the spy pic above.
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As you've noticed, the gear shifter is covered in camo, but there are plenty of other clues that point towards a three-pedal setup. First of all, this prototype was tested in the company of other camouflaged GT3s, but all the other machines had visible PDK shifters.

Then there are the cabin details visible here - as if the missing paddles on the Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel weren't enough, the tachometer, which comes with a GT3 badge, doesn't pack the gear ratio indicator used for double-clutch machines.

Stepping outside the rear-engined tool, we see the same camouflaged front apron we've shown you in the past. Even so, we're dealing with a mule here, so the rear end is lifted from the current GT3.

Alas, the mule status means there's not much here that resembles last week's 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 leak, but we'll return with more info on this Neunelfer flavor as soon as we get our keyboards on it.

Speaking of which, some of the wildest rumors out there talk about the 991.2 GT3 diving into the parts bin of the Porsche GT division just like the 911 R did, which should mean the 3.8-liter flat-six motivating the current model will make room for the 4.0-liter boxer found in the GT3 RS.

With the 991.1 GT3 causing a manual tranny void, the anticipation for the three-pedal setup's return is so great that, if you're looking to adorn your local track with one of these Porschas, you'd better speak to your dealer now. No, really, waiting for the expected late 2016 debut of the velocity animal wouldn't be the smartest idea.

 
 
 
 
 

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