In the grand project of Porsche as a brand, a 992 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is as contentious as it is inevitable. The December of 2020 and changing tendencies of the world have had their way with Porsche, and the fact is, if those enthusiasts still desire to see the iconic 911 continue into the future, they’ll just have to admit the only reason the automaker can stay viable is because of 992 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, that needs only a driver and fuel to complete.
If you are waiting to really sit one next to an eighth-generation 911 in an all-Porsche garage? Then get ready since Porsche is about to unveil the first track-only alternative of 911. We took a the-top GPS to find out that this only variant is made to GT3 terms and was developed for privateers.
What is the story behind it? As the development began in 2018, and Porsche designers commenced the project by conversing with the teams who have run previous Cup cars throughout the world. Loaded with that insight, it decided to redesign some hundred elements instead of pulling them out of its bin, and it started testing the first models in 2019. One car was transferred to Porsche’s test course near Stuttgart, while another was fine-tuned in a tunnel. Okay!
The trial period continued on a number of tracks around the earth, including Italy. Interestingly, Porsche considered how the various mechanical parts perform when the car is being run flat-out, but it also seemed at what the GT3 Cup is like to drive and service while racing, even when everything goes completely crazy and awry.
In addition, Porsche demonstrated it still sees important demand for track-ready 911s from runners around the world. It produced 1,410 units of the last-generation Cup car, including737 based on the 991.2, and 673 based on the 991.1.
It is simple fact as affirmed by the brand’s product manager, Christoph Werner, who explained, “The idea was to simulate an entire race weekend from our customers’ perspective, and to use the vehicle as the teams would – including deliberately inciting problems, incorrect operations, and damage scenarios. We came across minor issues that we could rectify.”
Although it is still wrapped in camouflage, which easily includes the shape of some of the world’s most popular racetracks, the 911 GT3 Cup cannot cover its extensive rear wing. It also wears a distinct front end with a deep air dam and tubes that cool the leading brakes. There is also, what seems like a NACA duct-taped into the front deck lid, plus a couple of vents in face of the rear wheels that lead cooling air to the plane -six engine.
“It has once again been improved in all areas, from the engine and suspension to the aerodynamics and brakes, right through to the electronics and ergonomics,” guaranteed the technical manager at Porsche, Martijn Meijs.
However, there is more, not amazingly, arbitrary stuff. Full specifications about the new 911 GT3 Cup will be declared on December 12. It will begin racing by the next year. Some of the hardware covered under the body will get its way into the street-legal 911 GT3 that’s due out shortly.
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