We have the first six photos of the upcoming 2012 Porsche 911 GT2 facelift. Will it be more powerful? Find out more inside.

Spies in Germany have captured pictures of the elusive 2012 Porsche 911 GT2 facelift.  The facelifted model is expected to debut next year, and will likely remain in production for about a year leading up to the release of the Porsche 991.

Alongside modest changes to the car's exterior, the GT2 is expected to get a direct injection engine boosting power to 550 PS (405 kW).  That is 3.5% more than the 997.5 Turbo S with 530 PS (390 kW).  By comparison, the Lexus LFA produces 552 hp (412 kW).  The GT2 could potentially have a 0-100 km/h sprint of 3.2 seconds, en route to a 205 mph (330 km/h) top speed.

A new bumper will be seen on the upcoming model, possibly including changes to the front splitter as well.  Possible updates to the sidesills will lead to a refined bumper with new tailpipes.  We wouldn't be surprised to see a few new options added to the catalogue for the GT2.

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