The Porsche Cup honours the most outstanding private Porsche drivers of every season. It is the brainchild of Ferry Porsche himself and has been awarded every year since 1970. Porsche awards cash prizes totalling 130,000 euros to the most successful racing drivers each year. The winner of the Porsche Cup also receives a Porsche vehicle. This support for customer racing is virtually unique worldwide.
All national and international drivers with race results achieved in a car produced by Porsche are eligible to take part. International and national championships, such as the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IWSC, count towards the Cup. Results achieved in famous long-distance races, such as the 24-hour races at Le Mans, Daytona and the Nürburgring, are also included in the classification.
The Porsche Cup is a challenge cup, which is presented at the end of the year at the Porsche Motorsport Night of Champions.
With the Porsche Cup, Porsche supports private customer racing and promotes the ambition and professionalism of many teams and drivers. The list of Porsche Cup winners includes famous names such as Bob Wollek, Klaus Ludwig, Bernd Schneider and the 24h Le Mans winner 2015 Nick Tandy. It serves both as a testimony to racing talent and a reference for a future career in motor sports.