Porsche has revealed the 992-gen 911’s GT3 Cup race car, which the automaker has confirmed will be ready for the 2021 motorsport season.
A main change with the latest generation is the adoption of the 911 Turbo’s extra-wide body with side intakes, and not the usual 911 GT3 body. The engine is a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-6 and has 503 horsepower, or about 25 hp more than the outgoing GT3 Cup. The same engine is expected to be fitted to the GT3 road car, where customers will have a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or 8-speed dual-clutch unit. In the race car, there is only a 6-speed sequential unit with paddle shifters.
For the suspension, there is a new double-wishbone setup with uniball bearings at the front.
the GT3 Cup racer features a rear wing with swan necks struts, a design that will also make it to the road car, albeit in tamer form. The side intakes and extra vents on the hood of the GT3 Cup are unique to the race car however, as is its track-scraping ride height.
The wide-body design has allowed engineers to fit some massive wheels. We’re talking 12-inch wide wheels at the front and 13-inch wheels at the rear.
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