New spy photos show a likely facelift for the Porsche 911 GT3 ahead of the 992 refresh

It is hard to believe that the Porsche 911 GT3 992 has been around for less than a year, but Porsche already appears to be updating it in anticipation of the lineup's upcoming refresh.

The 992 isn't yet far from being put to rest completely, but it's sure to undergo some nip-and-tuck updates before too long, and the GT3 will be in a good position to play catch up with those improvements as they percolate throughout the lineup. 

In some ways, the 'face' in the name 'facelift' may have been a bit misleading here.

Porsche's GT3 prototype (the wing is a dead giveaway that it's a Porsche wears the blink-and-you'll-miss-it camouflage that's become synonymous with the company.

Much of the car's rear body has been tight-locked, but the front end feels entirely the same as its predecessor.

In any case, it is still early, so there is a good chance that Porsche does not quite have a new front-end design set in stone at the moment.

A 992.2 model, on the other hand, could have been our first look at what a 992.2 might look like if we had seen the GT3. 

In any case, the rear bumper disguise appears to indicate that Porsche will rework the aero and air extraction elements incorporated into the rear bumper on the 2014 GT3, perhaps to bring it closer to.

The treatment we will see on Porsche's new RS model, which has been spotted multiple times boasting the much more over-the-top aero that we have come to expect from Porsche's track day rigs in recent years.

The RS is expected to be shown this year, though, given the state of the global supply chain at the moment, it is nearly impossible to predict exactly when it will be shown. Keep an eye out for more updates. 

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