Here's an intriguing picture that ended up in the Road & Track inbox–at first glance, it appears to be a Porsche 911 GT3 but it's missing both a hood badge and a rear wing. This picture comes from reader Rodrigo Muñoz, who spotted this black car among a handful of 911 GT3s at a Holiday Inn parking lot somewhere in Calif.
We're fairly certain all of cars pictured below are owned by Porsche. The light blue GT3 wears a California distributor license plate, which many automakers use, while the white and black GT3s both have stuck to their windshields. Also noteworthy are the clear reflectors on the black GT3, implying that it's a European-spec car. US-spec cars use amber reflectors, by contrast.
The first car this wing-less prototype brings to mind is the 911 R, which was developed by the same team that develops Porsche's GT cars, and of course, doesn't sport a rear wing. That doesn't mean this is a new 911 R, however, because Porsche has indicated previously that the R will stand out on its own as a one-time special.
We do know that Porsche plans on bringing out a at some point this year, so perhaps this is a prototype of that car. Or, Porsche could be building a one-off for a specific customer.
Muñoz told us that the people testing the wing-less GT3 didn't want pictures taken of the car, and when he went back later that night, the car was covered.
We reached out to Porsche for more info on the wing-less GT3, and we'll update when we receive a response.