New Porsche 911 GT3 (992) Rear Wing Is Huge, Sub-7m Nurburgring Lap Time Rumored

Trying to establish a direct link between the dimensions of a vehicle's aerodynamic elements and its lap times can lead to significant errors, since the purpose for installing the said hardware can vary. Nevertheless, when it comes to machines such as the Porsche 911, we can be certain that the size of the rear wing on the new 992 GT3 deserves plenty of credit for the Neunelfer's still-unannounced Nurburgring lap time, which is expected to bring substantial progress.
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To be more precise, while the outgoing 991.2 Porsche 911 GT3 can blitz the Green Hell in just 7:12.7, its 992 successor should be able to enter the sub-7 club.

The more aggressive aero is obviously just one of the assets that help the GT Division Porsche impress the stopwatch. Another key element of the sort involves the wider tracks brought by the 992 generation.

And while the 2020 Carrera S is approximately 50 kilograms heavier than the car it replaces, here's to hoping Zuffenhausen engineers have made efforts to address this matter for the GT3.

Regardless, the newcomer will receive a power bump, with this expected to take its output from 500 to around 550 horses.

Previous prototype sightings have revelaed that the naturally aspirated flat-six and the optional manual transmission will be maintained.

Keep in mind the German automaker has introduced a new 4.0-liter atmospheric unit for the 718 Cayman GT4/718 Spyder (this is loosely based on the TT 3.0-liter boxer animating the 992 Carrera S). So it seems likely that the engine of the new 911 GT3 will be linked to the said development.

As for the introduction of the 992 Porsche 911 GT3, this year will see Porsche debuting the new Turbo, which means the naturally aspirated special edition is expected to arrive in 2020.

Purists wonder whether the GT3 Touring Package is scheduled to reappear and recent spy material does seem to point towards this.

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