Porsche’s first open-top GT car since the Car­rera GT

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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.

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