- We spotted the 992-generation 911 GT3 in Porsche‘s Super Bowl commercial, which showcases the Taycan Turbo S electric sedan.
- We know it’s a GT3 because it’s fitted with a large rear wing and center-lock wheels. Porsche even told us to look for a “surprise car” in the commercial.
- The new GT3 will be powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six.
The last time Porsche had a Super Bowl commercial was in 1997. Back then, Brett Favre and the Packers were playing Drew Bledsoe and the pre–Tom Brady Patriots, and the halftime show featured Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, and Jim Belushi performing as the Blues Brothers with special appearances by ZZ Top and James Brown. This year, however, as the Chiefs take on the 49ers in Miami, Porsche will air an ad showcasing the new electric Taycan sedan ,with special appearances by a 917, a 918 Spyder, and, yes, the 992-generation 911 GT3.
Porsche told us to keep an eye out for a “surprise car” in the commercial. We didn’t miss the other legendary Porsches racing through this ad. However, at around the 43-second mark, when two of the commercial’s characters are fighting over a yellow 911 GT2 RS, we spotted a special-looking light blue 992-generation 911. It’s no ordinary 992-gen 911. It has a big ol’ rear wing, a signature for the GT3, and center-lock wheels.
We’ve spied the 992 GT3 testing outside the Nürburgring in Germany, and after hearing its ferocious shriek, we are certain that the high-revving naturally aspirated flat-six is here to stay. And a manual transmission could be an option, too, because standard 992 911s were just given a manual option.
Expect the 992-generation GT3 to make its debut sometime this year after we see the 911 Turbo and Turbo S, and a race-ready GT3 RS version will surely follow. Pricing is expected to remain close to the 991.2 GT3’s $144,650 base price.