2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS rear

Porsche 911 GT with manual transmission under development

June 11, 2015

Porsche is working on a new GT model that will sit alongside the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS, says a new report from Autocar.

The model will be more focused on driving pleasure, than on clocking the quickest lap times. It won’t be a track-focused machine like the RS or a normal sports car like the standard GT meant for daily use. It will instead be engineered for enthusiasts who love to feel the thrill of their sports car by just the way it drives, and not the way it competes.

Porsche will engineer the model for maximum driver involvement to make it very responsive and maximise the thrill of driving, suggests the report. This will be the first current-generation (991) 911 GT to be offered with a manual gearbox that will make the driving less robotic and predictable, and give more control to the driver.

This GT model won’t bear the extra aerodynamic parts seen on the GT3 and GT3 RS and it will have the narrower body used by the standard 911s. However, unlike the non-GT 911s, it will sport the 3.8 litre direct fuel injection (DFI) flat-six engine like the GT3. There’s no word on when this model will arrive on the market, but it for sure won’t arrive at least until next year.

[Source: Autocar]

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