Porsche 911 GT3 Shows Off its Drifting Skills at the Nürburgring

Porsche 911 GT3 (Porsche)

The Porsche 911 GT3 is a driving enthusiast’s dream machine, and a recent spy video from the Nürburgring offers a tantalizing look into the upcoming 2026 model. With the refreshed 911 range revealed last month, it was only a matter of time before the GT3 received its own updates.

The prototype spotted lapping the iconic German circuit suggests that the new GT3 will retain its beloved 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine, which produces a sonorous wail from its center-mounted exhaust pipes.

Blue Porsche 911 GT3 (Porsche)

While the power output may not see a bump from the current 510 horsepower, the GT3’s razor-sharp handling and responsiveness remain uncompromised.

Visually, the new GT3 sports refreshed exterior lighting borrowed from the lesser 992.2 models, along with revised front and rear bumpers that may or may not make it to production.

The big wing, a signature element of the GT3’s aerodynamic package, appears to have undergone some subtle design tweaks. The test driver pushes the car to its limits, effortlessly drifting through corners and hitting the rev limiter with abandon.

The GT3’s prowess on the track is undeniable, and this prototype looks every bit as capable as its predecessors. The prototype is equipped with Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch transmission, which suggests that a manual gearbox may not be an option for this refresh.

However, given the strong demand for manual GT3s in the American market, it’s unlikely that Porsche would discontinue this option entirely. The new 911 GT3 promises to be a thrilling evolution of an already exceptional driving machine.