Following the international launch of the new 992 generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in late December 2020, interest in the latest generation of the world’s top-selling racing car has been very strong in Australia – ahead of its domestic arrival in the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup series in 2022.
As a result, Porsche Cars Australia (PCA) have announced that an initial batch of thirty (30) 992 generation 911 GT3 Cup cars will brought into the country for Porsche drivers and teams. The record number of Porsche 911 GT3 Cup units is the largest of any generation in the premier one-make series’ 17-year history.
In 2021, the 992 generation racer will be campaigned in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and several other Carrera Cup Championships around the globe, including North America for the first time. The spectacularly styled Cup car is the first racing version based on the current 992 generation and the first makes-cup racer of the sports car manufacturer to feature a wide turbo-spec body.
Producing around 375 kW (510 hp), it exceeds the output of its immediate predecessor by 25 horsepower. Moreover, the new GT3 Cup can run on synthetic fuels, which significantly lowers CO2 emissions under racing conditions. The lap times of the completely new Cup 911 should be slashed by a good one per cent, depending on the track layout.
PCA Head of Motorsport, Troy Bundy: “Since the car was revealed in Germany in December the interest shown in the new 992 GT3 Cup car locally has been very strong. With a huge field set to line-up in Carrera Cup Australia this year, this has provided us the opportunity to import a record number of cars into Australia, with priority given to our current drivers and teams. We also welcome expressions of interest from motorsport customers across Australia and New Zealand.”