INCOMING: GT3 TOURING CABRIOLET
Porsche’s first open-top GT car since the Carrera GT
Finding it tricky to acquire an allocation for the low-volume 911 Speedster? Then how about a 911 GT3 Touring Cabriolet? A development mule sporting just that specification has been spotted in recent weeks.
The tell-tale signs include a standard rather than chopped 911 windscreen and the full Cabriolet folding roof, plus the existing Cabriolet model’s dual side windows, rather than the single curved side glass of the Speedster. The mule also sported GT3 bumpers front and rear, GT3 centre-lock wheels and the GT3’S signature centrally-mounted dual exhaust outlets.
Porsche hasn’t made an official announcement, but the new car would represent the first cabriolet model ever to wear the hallowed GT3 badge. As with the rest of the GT3 and GT3 RS range, if the 911 GT3 Touring Cabriolet does make production it’s unclear whether the model will be offered in European markets. The impact of the imposition of the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) and the associated requirement for a Petrol Particulate Filter remains unclear.