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Porsche readying next GT3 with twin-turbochargers

04.09.2018

With the new 992 generation 911 already in the open having been caught twice sans any disguise, a report from the United Kingdom has alleged that Porsche could break from tradition in equipping the GT3 and its more hardcore sibling, the GT3 RS, with twin-turbochargers.

Citing an alleged source within Porsche’s Motorsport department, Autocar claims that the current 991.2 GT3 and GT3 RS will forego the normally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six for the current Turbo’s 3.8-litre flat-six that will reportedly produce 383kW/710Nm in the GT3, up on the current model’s 368kW/460Nm. No details on the RS were however divulged.

Unknown until now, the unnamed source also claimed that the aforementioned Turbo will retain the above mentioned engine, but reworked to deliver 426kW, considerably up on the 991.2’s 397kW and just one kilowatt below the Turbo S’ 427kW.

What also appears to be final is that the 992 will become available with a hybrid powerplant for the first time, in that it will combine the existing 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-six with an 11 kWh lithium-battery pack for a total system output of 356kW and not the 340kW from the Cayenne E-Hybrid as previously reported.

Whereas the standard 992 is expected to debut at the Paris Motor Show in October, the Turbo, GT3 and GT3 RS will only bow next year with more details likely to emerge in the coming weeks and months.

 

IMAGES from autocar.co.uk

Article written by Autodealer
04.09.2018
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