Following its international launch in December 2020, the first 992 generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car was displayed in Australia at last weekend’s OTR Supersprint meeting at The Bend Motorsport Park
Porsche Australia said that since the first images and details of the latest generation of the world’s top-selling racing car became public, interest in the new 992 generation (pictured here racing in Europe) has been very strong among Australia and New Zealand customers, ahead of its domestic introduction in the Carrera Cup Australia series in 2022.
The new car was also shown to potential Carrera Cup Australia customers in an exclusive reveal event on the eve of the OTR Supersprint.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the interest shown in the new 992 GT3 Cup car to date and we are currently assessing all of the expressions of interest we’ve received from motorsport customers across Australia and New Zealand,” said PCA Head of Motorsport, Troy Bundy. “Given the quality and calibre of the drivers interested, the 2022 grid will be one of the strongest in the series 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 car is the first racing version based on the current 992 generation and the first one make-cup racer of the German sports car manufacturer to feature a wide turbo-spec body.
Producing around 375kW (510hp), it exceeds the output of its immediate predecessor by 25 horsepower. The lap times of the new Cup 911 are expected to be slashed by around one per cent, depending on the track layout.