Australian web magazine Drive has leaked details of the brand-new Porsche 911 GT3 RS before the official revealing.
There is strong suggestion that it was an internal error; the car was meant to be kept under wraps for the time being, since the original article by the outlet has now been removed at the time of writing. However, that didn't stop the internet grabbing all the facts and pictures beforehand.
The 4.0l flat-six engine featured in the current GT3 RS will remain fundamentally the same, but will come boosted with a reported extra 20bhp of power. That tickles the new RS to 513bhp, in order to clear some performance ground over the outgoing model, and was achieved by unlocking a higher rev limit, to 9000rpm. The outgoing 8750rpm RS already sounds fantastic, so this new one surely won't disappoint.
Other stats leaked include a slightly improved 0-60 time - down to 3.2 seconds - and that the gearbox remains PDK only. Mind you, it's probably slightly unreasonable to expect a manual transmission in a 2018 car where you can spec race-ready six-point seatbelts and a fire extinguisher.
It's hard to ignore the crazy aerodynamic elements going on all over this car. The outgoing RS is already completely saturated in aero tuning, but that didn't stop Porsche tweaking the formula slightly for the new GT3 RS. The front bumper has been reshaped, a custom bonnet is fitted with unique air ducts, and a new rear bumper with bigger air exhaust ducts - all in the name of aero.
The new GT3 RS will make its official reveal at this year's Geneva Motor Show (8-18th March), but there's no denying there's not much left to actually be revealed anymore...