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Spied: Is the 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 getting a manual gearbox?

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Text: / Photos: CarPix for AutoIndustriya.com | posted July 19, 2016 15:22

We spy the upcoming Porsche 991.2 GT3

It seems like Porsche will be trying something more analog in the upcoming version of their 911 GT3.

 Spied: 2017 Porsche 911 GT3

The facelifted Porsche 911 GT3 (or 991.2 as some call it) has been spotted before, but the main question centered around whether the GT3 would go back to its roots by getting a manual instead of only being offered with Porsche's dual clutch gearbox, or PDK.

 Spied: 2017 Porsche 911 GT3

The question could now have its answer as we managed to look inside a GT3 prototype but the gear shifter was hidden under camo. This was unusual because the test group also had several other GT3 models, but this was the only one with the gear shifter hidden while the others where all PDK cars.

Spied: 2017 Porsche 911 GT3

Another clue that this was an manual car are the missing paddles on the steering wheel and the fact that there is no gear indicator on the gauge cluster; the tell-tale signs of a manual model instead of one with an automatic.

Spied: 2017 Porsche 911 GT3

Our spies were unable to get a clearer shot of the pedals, another sign that could further confirm if this was a manual or not.

Spied: 2017 Porsche 911 GT3

As it stands, it appears the updated GT3 will get the same 6-speed manual gearbox as found in the 911 R when it makes its debut later this year. It is also expected that the same 4.0 liter, 500 horsepower engine from the 911R/GT3 RS will also be found in the GT3.

Spied: 2017 Porsche 911 GT3