While the internal combustion engine as we know it is changing through electrification, downsizing, and forced induction, the 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-sic of the latest-generation Porsche 911 GT3 remains just as impressive as its predecessors.
Journalist reviews of the new 911 GT3 remain under embargo until April 20, but Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire recently had the opportunity to test the car and has kindly provided us with a video highlighting its screaming engine and exhaust notes. While we will have to wait a little longer to see if the new car drives as well as the 991-generation model, we can say with certainty that it sounds good. Really good.
The engine of the 992-gen 911 GT3 is virtually identical to the engine of the new GT3 Cup race car and includes six independent throttle bodies for excellent throttle response. The engine is also a development of the limited-run 2019 911 Speedster, compared to which it features upgraded pistons and dry sump lubrication.
Throughout this video, Farah drives the sports car through some twisty canyon roads outside of Los Angeles. Not only does the all-new 911 GT3 appear incredibly fast, it also looks remarkably poised through the corners, handling bumps and imperfections in the road with ease. Farah also tests out the launch control system which does a fine job of eliminating wheelspin, despite the car sending all of its power through the rear wheels.