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1st Gear: Porsche is still supposedly preparing an ultra-hardcore 911 as the swansong for the 997-generation car, before an all-new series, dubbed '991' appears toward the end of this year. The new car is likely to be called the 911 GT3 RS Limited Edition. Supposedly, as we've reported before, it'll be based on the current 911 GT3 RS, except with a 4.0-liter version of Porsche's famous flat six rather than a 3.8-liter. Power output will likely hit 500 hp, and a run of 500 cars is expected. We'd also heard the new engine will likely be mated to the new PDK-S double clutch gearbox and that we'll see the car drop on April 7th. But now there's a brilliant new "Mexico Blue" speculative rendering up top via CarraraDesign and TeamSpeed.