A New Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car Is Coming

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It looks mean.

Porsche has enjoyed decades of motorsport success and continues to build some of the best driving sports cars in the world. To celebrate the achievements and pure capability of its cars, Porsche offers owners the opportunity to race in the Porsche One-Make-Series, a series where "experienced professionals meet aspiring young drivers". The car of choice for this series has always been the massively capable Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. 2017 saw the introduction of a new generation of cup car, and since 1998, the company has built approximately 3,031 units spanning across the 996, 997, and 911 model lines. Porsche is now getting ready to introduce the next generation of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, and fans are sitting on the edge of their seats.

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Porsche has revealed the camouflaged racer sitting pretty with its massive rear wing proudly on display. The carmaker is inviting fans to head online and play a multiple-choice questionnaire that tests their knowledge of international race tracks. "Motorsport is a team effort. This is why every team member is crucial on the race track - because together, we strive to make our dreams come true. We are highlighting this close relationship with a very special vehicle design for the test and development phase: the camouflage cover of the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup features abstract versions of the race tracks on which the Porsche One-Make-Series is held."

The development of the new car started back in 2018, and the first prototype hit the road in 2019 after which it headed on a European tour including high-speed testing at the Monza International racing circuit.

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After extensive testing, the GT3 Cup test car was joined by a successor: "It was produced on the same assembly line as the other 911 at the main facility in Zuffenhausen, and was very similar to the final racing version. The main task of this test car was to complete long-runs, including on the Grand Prix circuit of the Nürburgring," says Project Manager Jan Feldmann.

The Porsche team believes that the GT3 Cup is ready for racing action: "after this extensive field test, we knew that the Cup car is ready for customers to go racing. We returned from Oschersleben feeling completely satisfied." says Matthias Scholz, Overall Project Manager for GT Racing Cars. The road-friendly GT3 RS is expected to hit the street in late 2021 or early 2022, but there is no word of a release date for the GT3 RS racer.

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