- wider Turbo physique
- nonetheless acquainted
- large entrance bumper vent
- vented entrance hood
- primarily based on the 911 GT3
- large rear wing
- aggressive rear diffuser
- 70-percent aluminum physique
The 2021 911 GT3 Cup is a major departure from its predecessor, principally as a result of it contains a Turbo-style physique.
While older Cup vehicles have been fitted with Carrera our bodies, the 992-gen Cup mannequin options the broader bodywork of the 911 Turbo.
The rear finish is now 1.1 inches wider, whereas the rear fenders additionally incorporate vents that present extra cooling energy to the drivetrain. The entrance finish can also be broader due to the broader entrance axle, which in flip requires flared entrance fenders. As a consequence, the 911 GT3 Cup boasts a extra aggressive stance, however these adjustments additionally enhance aerodynamics, which improve the dealing with of the automobile.
The GT3 Cup stays acquainted past the broader physique. The headlamps and entrance LED lights are nonetheless primarily based on the common 911, however the lights characteristic X-shaped marks as a tribute to race vehicles from the previous. The entrance fender vent is a bit wider than ordinary and contains a superb mesh grille, however the format is fairly frequent. The entrance hood is notably totally different due to the central consumption flanked by horizontal nostrils. The latter appear related to those who Porsche previewed for the upcoming 911 GT3 street automobile.
Similarities to the road-going 911 GT3 proceed round again by way of the pink lightbar, the massive spoiler and the race-spec diffuser (which additionally options blue detailing). The wing additionally options swan-shaped posts, even they’re not precisely an identical to the 911 GT3.
The GT3 Cup automobile could look cool, however these adjustments have an precise goal. The rear spoiler, the massive wing, and the entrance apron all work collectively to extend aerodynamic downforce. The rear wing options eleven-stage adjustability, which helps enhance aero effectivity for improved dealing with in quick corners.
Underneath the paint job lies a brand new physique made principally of aluminum. That’s a giant change from the outgoing mannequin, which was principally fabricated from metal. Specifically, the 991.2 GT3 Cup was made up of 70 p.c metal and 30 p.c aluminum, whereas the 992 GT3 Cup is fabricated from 70 p.c aluminum and 30 p.c metal. These figures don’t embody the doorways, hood, and rear wing, that are produced from carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic. Porsche didn’t launch curb weight data, however the 992 GT3 Cup needs to be notably lighter than its predecessor.
- stripped-off 911
- race-spec seats
- easy dashboard
- digital instrument cluster
- change panel from 919 Hybrid
- a great deal of carbon-fiber
The cabin of the GT3 Cup mannequin is similar to the opposite 911-based race vehicles that compete in varied FIA sequence.
The cockpit retains solely the dashboard of the inventory 911, with all the things else eliminated or closely altered within the curiosity of weight discount.
The GT3 Cup can also be a bit extra snug now due to a brand new racing seat that may be adjusted in two top settings, a brand new adjustable steering column, and out there padding thicknesses that allow customization to particular person wants. The open-top, carbon-fiber steering wheel relies on the 911 GT3 R and contains a extra ergonomic (and illuminated) button format.
Porsche additionally borrowed parts from the extremely quick 919 Hybrid race automobile.
I’m speaking in regards to the small button console positioned to the fitting of the instrument cluster. Porsche calls it the Rubber Switch Panel (RSP) and it contains 10 massive buttons that management options like lighting, air flow, tire settings, and brake stability.
The GT3 Cup is fitted with a giant, shade 10.3-inch show, identical to the street automobile. However, the display tasks racing-style data centered round revs, pace, water and oil temperatures, and the gear engaged. The show is related to the workforce’s pc displays, enabling the race engineers to observe the automobile’s data in actual time.
Drivetrain and chassis
- 4.0-liter flat-six engine
- 510 horsepower
- 346 pound-feet of torque
- redline at 8,750 rpm
- upgraded six-speed gearbox
- suspension parts from 911 RSR
- free accent equipment
The 992-generation GT3 Cup retains the naturally aspirated, 4.0-liter flat-six of its predecessor. However, the dry-sump lubricated engine is now extra highly effective than earlier than at 510 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque. That’s an additional 31 horses over the earlier GT3 Cup mannequin. The flat-six additionally revs increased now, attaining most efficiency at 8,400 rpm (up from the earlier 7,500 rpm). The automobile redlines at 8,750 rpm. Power goes to the rear wheels by way of an upgraded sequential six-speed transmission with paddle shifters, a single-mass flywheel and a three-plate sintered steel racing clutch. Three totally different exhaust programs can be found relying on the racing sequence you need to compete in.
|Horsepower||510 HP @ 8,400 RPM|
|Torque||346 LB-FT @ 6,150 RPM|
|Max rpm||8,750 RPM|
|Transmission||six-speed sequential dog-type gearbox|
Just like its predecessor, the boxer engine wants a upkeep verify after 100 hours of monitor time. Depending on the sequence, this might imply a number of races or much more than a yr. The gearbox wants a “minor inspection” after 60 hours of racing and a full overhaul after 120 hours on the monitor.
The 911 GT3 Cup rides on the identical rear axle because the manufacturing mannequin (with minor adjustments, after all), however the entrance wheels at the moment are managed by double wishbones and uniball bearings, a format borrowed from the 911 RSR. In this configuration, the dampers are now not uncovered to lateral forces, which ensures extra exact turn-in habits and offers a greater feeling for the entrance axle. The 911 GT3 Cup now options shock absorbers with valve expertise from the 919 Hybrid and 911 RSR and, for the primary time, absolutely electro-mechanical energy steering.
Every Cup automobile is now delivered with a whole accent equipment, which incorporates all of the instruments and wishbone spacers required for monitor adjustment. This eliminates the necessity for buyer groups to order these elements individually.
As earlier than, the 911 GT3 Cup is eligible for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, a one-make sequence created by Porsche particularly for this mannequin. It may also be entered in nationwide Porsche Carrera Cup sequence in nations like Germany and France, but in addition in areas like Benelux and throughout Asia. For the primary time ever, the 911 GT3 Cup can even be featured in a Carrera Cup sequence in North America.
What else can you purchase?
Since it’s constructed for one-make sequence solely, the 911 GT3 Cup doesn’t compete towards race vehicles from different manufacturers. However, when you’re not a giant fan of the 911, you may go for one-make sequence for race vehicles from different firms. Similar choices can be found from Lamborghini and Ferrari.
Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo
The Huracan Super Trofeo Evo is the most recent model of Lambo’s Super Trofeo race automobile. Developed particularly for this one-make sequence, it’s a extra aggressive and aerodynamic tackle the road-going Huracan. It options the identical 5.2-liter V-10 engine, nevertheless it’s rated at 612 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The recipe is similar to the 911 GT3 Cup, as Lambo additionally makes use of its entries for worldwide racing sequence, just like the Huracan GT3, to develop the Super Trofeo mannequin. The Super Trofeo sequence contains races at Misano (Italy), Nurburgring (Germany), Catalunya (Spain), Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), and Circuit Paul Ricard (France). In 2020, no fewer than 20 groups contested the sequence.
Read our full overview on the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo
Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo
The Ferrari Challenge is Maranello’s tackle such a sequence. Ran since 1993, the Ferrari Challenge sequence is now middle across the 488 Challenge Evo, a race-spec model of the 488 GTB street automobile impressed by the corporate’s GTE and GT3 racers. The 488 Challenge additionally shares underpinnings with the remainder of the 488 lineup, together with the twin-turbo, 3.9-liter V-8 engine. The 488 Challenge Evo is the one turbocharged race automobile on this comparability. The mill cranks out 661 horsepower. The Ferrari Challenge sequence often contains races at Imola, Catalunya, Algarve, Mugello, Spa-Francorchamps, Misano, Brno, Hockenheim and Yas Marina. Ferrari additionally runs Challenge occasions in North America and Asia.
Read our full overview on the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo
The 992-generation 911 GT3 Cup is likely one of the finest trying Cup vehicles created to date, because the styling of the most recent 911 works extraordinarily properly with the aerodynamic package deal. Sure, seems don’t matter that a lot relating to racing, however the 2021 GT3 Cup has what it takes to exchange its extremely standard predecessor. It’s probably the most highly effective Cup automobile but at 510 horsepower and it additionally integrates new expertise that makes it faster, extra aerodynamic, and extra nimble on the race monitor.
- strong racing choice for privateers
- eligible for racing all over the world
- seems scorching!
- highly effective flat-six
- in all probability costly
- costly to run