De-winged manual option will continue on the 992-generation GT3
Porsche looks set to continue with the successful ‘Touring’ option for its iconic GT3 after Total 911’s spies captured a prototype in testing. As we’ve reported in previous issues of Total 911, Porsche’s 992-generation GT3 has been testing on public roads for the past year, but now is the first time the company has been spotted testing a ‘flatback’ version of its cult GT product, which is expected to boast a naturally aspirated engine once again.
Introduced for the 991-generation GT3, the Touring Package was available for manual cars only as a no-cost option, ditching the GT3’s fixed rear wing in favour of an active component from the 911 Cabriolet. The Touring also had cloth or leather seats rather than race-bred Alcantara, and is free from track-oriented gizmos such as a roll cage and fire extinguisher. The Touring found favour with those who wanted an under-the- radar 911 with GT levels of capability, and the option looks set to feature once again when the 992 GT3 is launched early next year.
The prototype in our pictures features clear GT3 styling, including the Carrera 4’s wide body, albeit without the fixed rear wing seen on previous GT3 mules. Total 911 expects the Touring Package to be released after official announcement of the GT3, in line with the 991.