The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup features the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, the world's best-selling race car. Since the 2021 season, the drivers are chasing points in the new model – driven by #DreamSpirit.
The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is the first race car based on the current 911 model series 992. Like everything at Porsche Motorsport, the seventh race car generation is equally as committed to sporting success – it’s a tradition after all. Since 1990, Porsche has built and sold more than 4,250 copies of the world-renowned cup car.
Broad and brutish, the bolide stands on the tarmac, every inch a thoroughbred race car. This is something also highlighted by the significant changes compared to the 2017 version (991.2): 510 hp, optimised intake manifold, electronic gearshift and power steering, fully digital cockpit, larger rear wing, and a double-wishbone front axle – which means the toe at the front is wider for the first time at 1,920 mm compared to the rear axle (1,902 mm).
Faster than the predecessor.
The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup produces more downforce with the gooseneck rear wing and a larger front lip. The result: higher cornering speeds and more direct turn-in for faster lap times, especially on winding circuits.
It's not just the racing teams and drivers who are enthusiastic about this new sporting machinery. Porsche one-make cup fans can also look forward to closer title battles. Porsche Supercup teams chasing points in the national Porsche Carrera Cups in Germany, France and Benelux might have a slight advantage though. The new 911 GT3 Cup is also used here. Moreover, the car premieres at the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and the recently established Porsche Carrera Cup North America.
Teamwork in the interest of fans and the environment.
There's no denying it's a prestigious project when the world's best-selling racing car comes up for a model change. The development team not only has to weigh up the limits of what is technically possible, but also incorporate input from racing teams across the globe. In addition to top performance and innovations, the teams demand reliability and economic efficiency. Racing, for all its emotions, is a business.
But there's another element that is fast becoming a key focus in vehicle development in times of advancing global warming: sustainability. The drive unit of the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, for example, is designed to run on synthetic fuels – allowing a significant reduction in CO2 emissions when racing. In the near future the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup is preparing to run on an innovative, climate-neutral eFuel – generating important insights into climate-friendly combustion engines for Porsche's road cars.
Digital cockpit with improved ergonomics.
Ease of operation and maintenance is a decisive factor for racing teams when it comes to purchasing a new race car. And here the digital cockpit represents a quantum leap. It is far more driver-oriented – allowing direct access to multiple functionalities via the newly designed steering wheel. A central interface also simplifies data and error analysis.
We have compiled a list of the technical details for the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup here. But you should try to experience it on the circuit – ideally at one of the spectacular locations on the 2023 Supercup racing calendar!
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