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The New 911 GT3 Cup
Stronger, faster, more spectacular
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) model year 2021
Single-seater customer racing car
Weight / Dimensions :
Total weight: ca. 1,260 kg
Length: 4,585 mm
Width: 1,920 mm (front axle) / 1,902 mm (rear axle)
Wheelbase: 2,459 mm
Water-cooled six-cylinder boxer rear engine, displacement 3,996 cm3, stroke 81.5 mm, bore 102 mm, ca. 375 kW (510 hp) at 8,400 rpm max. torque
470 Nm at 6,150 rpm, max. rpm 8,750n four-valve technology, single throttle
butterfly systemn intake manifold with two resonance flaps, engine control unit
Bosch MS 6.6, dry-sump lubrication, single-mass flywheel race exhaust system with DMSB certified catalytic converter
Fuel quality :
Superplus unleaded, to E20 (min. 98 octane).
Porsche six-speed sequential dog-type gearbox, paddle shift with electronic shift barrel actuator, mechanical limited slip differential, three-plate sintered metal racing clutch.
Lightweight body featuring intelligent aluminium-steel composite design, mounting points for lifting device, removable rescue hatch in roof, welded-in roll-cage, approved for co-driver use on circuits, seat in accordance with FIA Standard 8862/2009, infinite longitudinal adjustment, two positions for height and inclination; six-point racing safety harness, for use with HANS®, adjustable steering column with steering angle sensor; front cover with integrated quick-release fasteners, cooler exit-air duct and central air intake for cockpit ventilation, widened front bumper with spoiler lip, fenders with extensions, rear bodywork with integrated rain light in accordance with FIA regulations; doors, rear cover and rear wing of CFRP, rear wing with 'swan neck' mounting, adjustable in 11 positions, polycarbonate windows with hard coating; air-jack system with three jacks, valve mounting points on either side of the car; 110-litre FT3 safety fuel cell in the front.
CFRP interior trim panels, multifunctional CFRP motorsport steering wheel with quick-release coupling, shift paddles and illuminated push buttons; ergonomic digital touch panel with multi-colour backlight, safety nets (centre and driver's side) in accordance with latest FIA safety regulations, preparation for seat ventilation, fire extinguisher system with electronic release unit.
Forged aluminium control arms & top mounts, stiffness optimised, heavy-duty spherical bearings with dust protection, wheel hubs with centre-lock wheel nut, shock absorbers with motorsport-specific valve characteristic, double-blade-type adjustable anti-roll bars, tyre pressure monitoring system.
Front axle :
Double wishbone front suspension, adjustable ride-height, camber and toe, Electro-mechanical power steering with manoeuvring function.
Rear axle :
Multi-link rear suspension, adjustable in ride-height, camber and toe, Motor racing drive shafts optimised for reliability and durability.
Brake system :
Two independent brake circuits incorporating front and rear axle brake pressure sensors, driver adjustable brake force distribution via brake balance system, racing brake pads; optimised brake ducts, ergonomic brake pedal positioning.
Front axle :
Six-piston aluminium monobloc racing brake callipers with 'anti knock-back' piston springs; ventilated 380 mm x 32 mm steel brake discs mounted on aluminium disc bells; aluminium brake disc chamber.
Rear axle :
Four-piston aluminium monobloc racing brake callipers with 'anti knock-back' piston springs; ventilated 380 mm x 32 mm steel brake discs mounted on aluminium disc bells; aluminium brake disc chamber.
Wheels / Tyres :
Front axle :
Single-piece centre-lock alloy wheels conforming to Porsche specification and design, 12J x 18, tyre dimension 30/65-18
Rear axle :
Single-piece centre-lock alloy wheels conforming to Porsche specification and design, 13J x 18, tyre dimension 31/71-18.
Electrical system :
Porsche Logger Unit :
Porsche Power Box, 10.3 inch Porsche colour display, lightweight, leak-proof LiFePO4 battery 12V, 60 Ah in passenger footwell, 175 A alternator; digital touch panel with multi-colour backlight, single-arm windscreen wiper with direct drive (intermittent and continuous operation), three additional centre console switches for additional power consumers, data connection (data logger, video system).
LED main headlights and daytime running lights, taillights and rain light in LED technology.
Porsche has unveiled the latest generation of the world's top-selling racing car :
The New Porsche 911 GT3 CUP
From the start of the 2021 season, 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 new 992 will make its Australian debut in Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup in 2022.
The spectacularly styled Cup car is the first racing version based on the current 992 generation and the first makes-cup racer of the sports car manufacturer to feature a wide turbo-spec body.
Producing around 375 kW / 510 PS* (horsepower), it exceeds the output of its immediate predecessor by 25 horsepower.
Moreover, the new GT3 Cup can run on synthetic fuels, which significantly lowers CO2 emissions under racing conditions.
The lap times of the completely new Cup 911 should be slashed by a good one per cent, depending on the track layout.
Porsche presented the very first 911 Cup car in 1990. It was based on the 964 generation and headed into its debut season in the German Porsche Carrera Cup with 260 hp.
From 1993, it was also raced in the newly established Porsche Supercup, which ran as part of the Formula 1 support programme.
Over the next years, five more generations of this exceptionally successful racing vehicle followed - of which to date a record number of 4,251 units have been produced.
"The new 911 GT3 Cup will shape the face of our customer sport commitment around the world."Michael Dreiser, Director Sales Porsche Motorsport
"The 911 made history as the baseline model for the Carrera Cups and the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup - no other racing car has found as many satisfied customers since 1990 as the 911," states Michael Dreiser, Director Sales Porsche Motorsport.
"The new 911 GT3 Cup now starts a new chapter. Our goal is to pass the 5,000 mark in production over the coming years. Like its ancestral lineage, this model will also assist a whole new generation of talented racing drivers on their path to professional motorsport and shape the face of our customer sport commitment around the world."
The groundwork for the latest model was laid in 2018. Concrete development began in early 2019.
The main development goals of the team led by project manager Jan Feldmann were to further improve performance, achieve a more aggressive design, easier handling and greater durability with less outlay in terms of time and maintenance. The result is reflected in many aspects of the new racing vehicle, which, like its predecessor, rolls off the production line in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen alongside the 911 production models.
"With its improved performance and the optimised cockpit, the new 911 GT3 Cup is the best Cup car that Porsche has ever built." "Jan Feldmann, project manager 911 GT3 Cup
"We wanted to position the new 911 GT3 Cup even more as a professional racing car, while also making it more cost-effective for the teams to run," explains Feldmann.
"We were particularly successful in achieving this thanks to its striking appearance, the improved suspension and intelligent solutions for electrical details. The handling of the new 911 GT3 Cup is noticeably more precise and even more fun. With its improved performance and the optimised cockpit, it's the best Cup car that Porsche has ever built."
New 911 GT3 Cup impresses with optimised aerodynamics
One of the most striking features of the new 911 GT3 Cup is its optimised aerodynamics and the overall more muscular appearance - it looks even more impressive at first glance.
This is partly thanks to the wide turbo-spec lightweight body that is being used for the first time in the Cup car.
Measuring a total of 1,902 millimetres in width, it exceeds the rear width of the previous model by 28 millimetres and is distinguished by its additional cooling air inlets in front of the wheels.
Furthermore, the front axle of the 992 generation of the 911 is also significantly broader.
Thanks to additional flared fenders, the new 911 GT3 Cup now measures as much as 1,920 millimetres at the front axle.
This opens the door for a harmonious wheel-tyre combination with 12-inch wide rims on the front and 13-inch wheels at the rear axle.
This is typical for GT racing and has a positive effect on the handling and driveability of the racing car.
At the same time, the seventh generation of the Cup racer generates noticeably more aerodynamic downforce.
This is thanks to the combination of the rear spoiler with the larger rear wing and front apron, which was specifically adapted to racing by means of a front lip spoiler and strategically-positioned separation edges.
The eleven-stage adjustable rear wing with a 'swan neck' mounting ensures uninterrupted under-wing airflow.
This improved aerodynamic efficiency also ensures more stable handling, especially in fast corners.
The body of the 991.2 generation Cup car consisted of 70 per cent steel and 30 per cent aluminium. The ratio in the successor has been switched.
The fact that the vehicle still weighs around 35 kilograms more with a dry weight of 1,260 kilograms is due, for example, to extra struts being added to the steel safety cell.
The removable escape hatch in the roof complies with the latest FIA standards.
All windows in the GT3 Cup are made of lightweight polycarbonate and have scratch-resistant hard-coat glazing. The doors, engine hood and rear wing are made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic.
In contrast, the front hood with its distinctive exit-air duct and central air intake is a prime example of the intelligent use of materials: Like in the 911 Carrera, it is made of aluminium - which lowers repair costs in the case of an accident.
The designers put a lot of thought into the ergonomics specifically for the drivers. In addition to the incline, the new racing seat can now be adjusted in two height settings.
In conjunction with the adjustable steering column, this ensures an ideal fit for every driver stature.
A range of padding thicknesses allows the seats to be adapted to the needs of individual drivers.
The redesigned, open-top, motorsport multifunction steering wheel made of carbon-fibre is yet another development adopted from the 911 GT3 R. Following drivers' feedback, its illuminated buttons have been rearranged.
Control element of the 919 Hybrid integrated in the new 911 GT3 Cup
The so-called Rubber Switch Panel (RSP) with its ten large buttons on the right is reminiscent of a control element in the Porsche 919 Hybrid.
These buttons are easy to use, even in the heat of the race and are given designated central functions such as lighting and ventilation or to change tyre settings from dry to wet tyres.
One example of a clever enhancement to details is the adjustment of brake balance: Now, it can be intuitively controlled via a rotary knob switch on the outside right of the RSP in or against the direction of travel - depending on whether the front axle needs more or less brake pressure.
The designers have revamped the centrally-positioned, 10.3-inch colour monitor.
The screen prioritises the display of key data and information for the driver while racing.
Displayed alongside the engine revs are water and oil temperatures, the gear currently engaged and error messages or information on important baseline settings, such as "wet" for racing in rain.
After the readout of the data, the design of both the display and the computer monitors are aligned so that the driver and race engineer see the same information.
This helps with analyses after each session.
The electronics are designed to be user-friendly for easier error analyses and specific help in problem-solving.
Around 700 diagnostic options are available.
Specific software summarises all information more clearly and comprehensibly.
Optional vehicle functions such as ABS or traction control are already stored in the system. They can be activated via a digital code.
In the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and in most national Carrera Cups, these driving aids are switched off: in these championships, the talent of the drivers alone is what counts.
Another example of subtle, sophisticated solutions in the new 911 GT3 Cup can be seen in the arrangement of the electronic components: Motorsport control units and data loggers have been relocated from the passenger footwell to the right rear compartment.
As a result, they no longer hinder the installation of a second seat, for instance when 'racing taxi drives' are required.
The chassis of the Cup 911 offers the finest racing technology
While the rear axle essentially remains unchanged compared to the production model, the front wheels are now controlled by double wishbones and Uniball bearings - like in the 911 RSR, Porsche's current top racing model.
Through this, the dampers are no longer exposed to lateral forces, only axial forces.
This ensures more precise turn-in behaviour and gives a better feeling for the front axle.
The shock absorbers have also inherited the cutting-edge valve technology from the 919 Hybrid and 911 RSR.
Fully electro-mechanical power steering has been introduced into the 911 GT3 Cup for the first time.
This means that the hydraulic pump and associated hydraulic lines are no longer needed.
In terms of the engine, the 911 GT3 Cup remains true to the naturally aspirated principle.
In the racing version, the four-litre, water-cooled flat-six engine develops 375 kW (510 hp).
Its high-revving unit with dry-sump lubrication reaches top performance at 8,400 rpm - up from the previous 7,500 rpm.
It redlines at 8,750 rpm with maximum torque of 470 Newton metres at 6,150 rpm.
A single throttle butterfly system with two resonance flaps ensures an even more spontaneous response, and in conjunction with the catalytic converter racing exhaust system, produces an awe-inspiring sound.
Three different exhaust systems are available to choose from - depending on the racing series, the regulations and the racetrack.
Bosch supplies the MS 6.6 electronic engine management system.
Like with its immediate predecessor, the six-cylinder only needs a maintenance check after 100 hours of track time.
The engine is connected to the sequential, 72-kilogram six-speed dog-type gearbox via a single-mass flywheel and a three-plate sintered metal racing clutch.
Gear changes are made via a paddle shift on the steering wheel, with a "minor inspection" of the gearbox needed after 60 hours of racing - which corresponds to roughly two years in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
A major overhaul is due after 120 hours of racing.
The shift barrel actuator is operated by an electric servo-motor, replacing the previous pneumatic unit.
The advantage: even faster gear changes, the option of live diagnoses and a lowered risk of damage, for example in the event of gearshift errors.
The special attention given to detailed improvements is reflected in the 911 GT3 Cup in many other optimisations :
- Every Cup car from Porsche Motorsport is now delivered with a complete accessory kit, which includes, for example, all special tools and wishbone spacers required for track adjustment. Hence, the ex-works 911 GT3 Cup is ready to race without customer teams having to order these parts individually.
- In the new model generation, the water radiators remain directly behind the front apron. This positioning was deliberately retained: the risk of damaging the radiators prevents an overly aggressive driving style. At the same time, the placing of a strut ensures that minor nudges go unpunished.
- Special brake callipers now enable the brake pads to be changed faster.
- The drive shafts of the rear axle now have a special, more durable motor racing design.
- Textile loops have been reintroduced as attachment points for tow ropes. These replace the previously used steel swivel tow hooks.
- A new central nozzle for the fire extinguishing system improves the distribution of the extinguishing agent inside the cockpit.
- The new positioning of the release unit makes it easier for scrutineers to check from the outside whether the fire extinguisher is working correctly.
- Adapted safety quick releases for the inside door openers improve the ergonomics when exiting the cockpit as well as safety in the event of an emergency.
- The onboard electrical system functions without actual plug fuses. This reduces the amount of materials used in the wiring harness and saves weight. The redesign is easier to access thanks to its central positioning.
- Should the engine stall at the start of the race, the hazard warning lights switch on automatically to warn other competitors of the danger.
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Porsche 911 GT3 R 2019
550hp to Race !
Seen on several circuits as part of tests and races is several series by Porsche, the new 911 GT3R version 2019 has just been released from the manufacturer Porsche.
Intended for customer competition, this new GT3 replaces the old generation to continue to offer a full range to teams, from the Cayman GT4 to the 911 GT3 Cup to the ultimate Porsche 911 RSR at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The new Porsche 911 GT3 R has start its career in 2019, and will be eligible in all championships that use the GT3 regulations.
For this 2019 vintage of the Porsche 911 R, we find 550 hp with, of course, an atmospheric flat 6 engine with 4 liters of displacement.
Power is transferred only to the rear, with a 6-speed sequential gearbox.
Proof of the strong links that exist between racing on the circuit and certain road models, there are many mechanical elements shared with the 911 GT3 RS.
Thus, the direct injection system, but also the variable settings of the valve timing of the intake and exhaust camshafts are common with the production 911 GT3 RS, already extreme, it must be admitted (see the technical sheet of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS type 991).
Porsche indicates that the engine of this 2019 911 GT3 R is easier to handle, and notably offers a greater operating range in revs.
When starting, just like when changing gears, there is no need to look for the clutch pedal.
The steering wheel sequential gear system is associated with an electro-hydraulically controlled clutch.
The 2019 911 GT3 R, is a racehorse
Aesthetically, again, the links with the 911 GT3 RS that we discovered at the Geneva Motor Show are clear.
The aerodynamics are however largely optimized, and it is a complete racing car that we discover, in particular through the use of composite materials for certain elements of the bodywork or even polycarbonate for the windows.
If you still had any doubts about the beauty's bestial character, the 1.9m long and 40cm wide rear wing is here to remind you that the 911 GT3 R is designed to swallow the miles at very, very very lively.
Porsche thinks about power, style ... and also brings innovations in terms of safety and practicality.
Example with the possibility of refueling on the left or the right of the car!
An excellent idea to optimize the time needed during a pit stop to fill the 120-liter tank, and to facilitate the work of the mechanics.
Another innovation in the subject of security, the possibility of quickly removing doors and windows, in particular for a rapid intervention.
The steering position is also optimized, thanks in particular to customer feedback.
The seat, fixed at 6 points, allows you to adjust the center of gravity perfectly.
A safety element, placed in the driver's door, provides protection in the event of a side impact.
It is a kevlar, aluminum and carbon structure, designed to absorb energy in the event of an impact.
On board, the cockpit makes you want to go through the loops of the Nürburgring or to attack the straight line of the Mistral.
The alignment of some controls has been revised, and air conditioning is introduced.
In fact, the 911 GT3 R was until now without any air conditioning system, which could cause the temperature of the passenger compartment to rise very, very high in sunny weather conditions.
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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport
reserved exclusively for the track
The 911 GT2 RS Clubsport will be produced in a limited edition of 200 and will be exclusively intended for the track and certain car competitions, some of which are at international level.
"We are currently having very productive discussions with the organizer of the SRO race",
said Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President of Motorsport and GT Cars.
A model derived from the production 911 GT2 RS
This GT2RS Clubsport was designed on the basis of the production 911 GT2 RS, just like the 935 unveiled by Porsche a few weeks ago. The two sports cars share the same engine as their legal parents: a state-of-the-art 3.8l, 700hp six-cylinder flat engine.
Power from the rear engine is transferred via a seven-speed Porsche Dual Clutch Transmission (PDK) rigidly mounted to the 310-millimeter-wide rear wheels.
911 GT2 RS Clubsport: specific preparation for racing
As in all other racing versions of the 911, the driver changes gears via ergonomic shift paddles located on the steering wheel.
Positioning the motor behind the rear axle guarantees excellent traction and braking performance.
Six-piston aluminum monoblock racing calipers on the front axle, combined with grooved, internally ventilated steel brake discs with a diameter of 390 millimeters, provide excellent deceleration values on the front axle.
The rear axle is fitted with four-piston calipers and 380-millimeter discs.
Clubsport version with a weight/power ratio dropping below 2kg/hp
Like the legally homologated 911 GT2 RS, the Clubsport version sees its weight reduced by 80 kg to pass under 1400 kg with 1390 kg and have an impressive weight / power ratio of 1.98 kg / hp.
The 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is equipped with the PSM (Porsche Stability Management) system including traction control as well as an anti-lock braking system (ABS).
Thanks to a switch in the center console, these assistance systems can be adjusted separately or completely deactivated, depending on the driving situation.
The carbon steering wheel and the color display behind it were borrowed from the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 R.
A massive safety cage combined with a racing bucket seat and six-point safety harness ensure maximum safety.
Air conditioning provides optimum cooling of the interior.
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PORSCHE 991 CUP
Porsche cup launched its 911 GT3 Cup model for next year's Carrera Cup championship
The new car will be exclusively raced in the Porsche Carrera Cup seasons.
Current Carrera Cup drivers and teams will have the first option to purchase the new race-bred 911, followed by GT3 Cup Challenge participants and then other interested parties.
Porsche will also introduce a new class structure with the Elite Class now divided into Professional-Amateur (Pro-Am) and Amateur (Am) in addition to the existing Outright class for professional drivers.
"Carrera Cup is, first and foremost, Porsche customer sport and it's critical we get the right mix of professional and semi-professional racers," said Porsche of Public Relations and Motorsport.
"As well as providing a level playing field for the best professional drivers to showcase their talent we also need to make the series appealing for the semi-pros which form the backbone of Carrera Cup.
"Initial feedback from those racing this car has been extremely positive - from the driving experience through to general maintenance and cost of ownership, which has been a key focus in the development of this next generation GT3 Cup car.
"We are talking some significant figures in the lifecycle of several key components between scheduled maintenance; engine run time is doubled now to 100 hours while gearboxes can run 30 and 60 hours between minor and major services, respectively."
The new 911 GT3 Cup features improvements in all key areas - power, aerodynamics, longevity, safety.
Developed from scratch, the new engine offers even greater power output than before. Engine capacity for the naturally aspirated six-cylinder boxer unit goes up from 3.8 to 4.0 litres with power raised from 338 kW (460 hp) to 357 kW (485 hp) at 7,500 rpm. Drive is transmitted to the rear axle by a racing clutch and a Porsche six speed sequential dog-type transmission. Gears are changed manually by means of paddle shifters with electro-pneumatic assistance.
The addition of a Bosch anti-lock braking system sees the return of the driver aid to Carrera Cup since the 2005 season.
ABS will be used exclusively for Pro-Am and Am competitors.
New front and rear aprons give the 911 GT3 Cup a more angular appearance while providing optimised aerodynamics, while an enlarged roof hatch and proven bodyshell of aluminium and steel hybrid construction ensures this generation 911 GT3 Cup is the safest yet.
Revised software enables vehicle diagnostics to be performed on the steering wheel display. Extra sensors on the car augment the information content of acquired vehicle data, increasing the data evaluation potential.
- Single-seater production-based race car
- Base model: 911 GT3
- Aluminium six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine, rear-mounted
- 3,996 cm3; stroke 81.5 mm; bore 102 mm
- Max. power: 357 kW (485 hp) at 7,500 rpm
- Max. torque: 480 Nm at 6,250 rpm
- Porsche six-speed sequential dog-type transmission
- Pneumatic gearshift activation (paddle shift)
- Intelligent lightweight construction in aluminium and steel composite
- Weld-in roll cage, certified compliance with FIA homologation regulations for safety cages
- Two independent brake circuits with brake pressure sensors for front and rear axle, adjustable by the driver via brake balance system
- Bosch ABS system
- COSWORTH colour display ICD with integrated fault diagnostics
- COSWORTH electrical system control unit IPS32
- VBOX Video HD2 in-car camera system
Total weight: ca. 1'200 kg
Total length: 4'564 mm
Total width: 1'980 mm
Total height: 1'246 mm
Wheelbase: 2'456 mm