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Next-gen Porsche 911 GT3 to be Turbocharged

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Next-gen Porsche 911 GT3 to be Turbocharged

The next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 is likely to dump its naturally aspirated engine for a turbocharged unit.

Reports suggest that Porsche could introduced a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine on the new GT3. It is likely to be a tweaked version of the 911 Turbo’s powerplant.

This means, the 991.2-gen will be the last naturally aspirated GT3. It is currently powered by a 4.0-liter, flat-6 which puts out 500 hp @ 8250 rpm and 339 lb-ft of torque @ 6000 rpm. It is offered with either a manual or PDK transmission.

Meanwhile, the next-gen 911 Turbo will also get an updated 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged flat-6 producing around 580 hp. In the Turbo S, the engine could be boosted to 600 hp. The new model is expected to be launched sometime next year.

There has been no official word yet, however reports suggest that Porsche is also working on a hybrid 911.

Source: Autocar

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