Waiting for the new Porsche 911 GT3 road, the Mercedes-Benz has released the first image of the prototype of the new generation of the 911 GT3 Cup. The bodywork of the racing car is covered in a black and white camouflage livery that recreates the tracks of many of the circuits where Porsche’s one-make series will be raced.
The fact that this is the 992 generation model of the 911 is evident by looking at the taillights and LED light bars which have the same configuration as the latest Porsche 911 road.
Big rear wing
Being a racing car, you can see purely racing elements such as the large rear wing very similar to that found on the Porsche 991 RSR. Rounding out the bold tail of Porsche’s racing car is the duck-tail spoiler, as well as a prominent diffuser, whose contours can be seen, which promises to further increase the downforce of the 911 GT3 Cup.
Probable confirmation of the current 460 HP 3.8 engine
From a mechanical point of view, the new generation of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup should confirm the engine of the previous model and therefore present itself with the 3.8-liter naturally aspirated six-cylinder boxer engine that develops 460 hp, although it is not excluded that it may undergo updates or even give way to a new engine. In any case, the race regulations require the new 911 GT3 Cup to be lighter than its road-going 911 GT3 sister, which is also now around the corner.
As a true racing car, Porsche inevitably makes significant changes and adjustments to the brakes and chassis. In addition, the new 911 GT3 Cup will benefit from a whole series of innovations relating to mandatory safety systems, such as the rear roll-bar, the specific fuel tank, and the fire protection system.