1997 – that was the last time when Porsche had an ad during the Super Bowl. Fast forward to 2020, the Zuffenhausen brand is making its much-awaited return for the 54th edition of the “big game” with an excellent commercial you’ve probably seen already. The commercial titled “The Heist” is jam-packed with some of Porsche’s greatest hits – old and new – but there’s also an Easter Egg we almost missed. Well, almost.

Pause the video at the 0:44 mark and you’ll notice a blue 911 with a chunky rear wing and center-lock wheels resting in the background at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. That sure looks like the 992-gen GT3 judging by the taillights, chunky wing, and from the very little we can see of the car’s front fascia. The interesting car remains on screen for a couple of seconds and then reappears briefly at the 0:49 mark where the camera is closer to better show the wheel design and a bit of the nose.

Porsche 911 GT3 Super Bowl teaser
Porsche 911 GT3 Super Bowl teaser

Even though we don’t get to see the car in full, we think this Easter Egg is a sign Porsche will officially introduce the new 911 GT3 during the Super Bowl week. If our assumption is correct, it means we are only a few days away from checking out the first track-focused version of the 992 generation. It will follow the other 992 flavors released so far, the Carrera and Carrera S together with their all-wheel-drive “4” counterparts in both coupe and convertible body styles.

According to the rumor mill, the next GT3 will be powered by an upgraded variant of the naturally aspirated 4.0-liter engine. It is believed the flat-six derived from the 991.2-gen Speedster will be massaged to deliver as much as 550 horsepower, which would represent a healthy boost over the outgoing model with its 494 ponies. Nothing is official at this point, but there might be both a manual and a PDK in the mix, along with a Touring variant without that look-at-me rear wing.

We should learn more about the new GT3 in the coming days, so watch this space for all the details.

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