It’s been more than a year since we first saw the new generation of the Porsche 911, the Type-991, but we still haven’t seen any of the new 991-based race cars.
Well, that’s only half true as we already brought you spy shots of the new 911 RSR race car, which was spotted testing at a secret location in Germany, but until any of the cars are unveiled officially we can’t confirm their details.
We may not have to wait too long for those details, however, as Porsche has started teasing its new 2013 911 GT3 Cup race car, something race fans all around the world will be eager to see (the 911 GT3 Cup is one of the most popular race cars among privateer teams).
Porsche released this new video showing glimpses of its new 911 GT3 Cup race car, which is easily identified by the huge “Cup” written across its flanks. We also get a look at the race car’s interior, as well as its massive rear wing, but apart from that there’s not much else to report on.
The previous version of the 911 GT3 Cup featured a naturally-aspirated 3.8-liter flat six, rated at around 450 horsepower and capable of revving to 8,500 rpm. Other features included a high-flow exhaust system, a 100-liter FIA-certified fuel cell, adjustable blade-type anti-roll bars, 18-inch wheels and carbon ceramic brakes.
It’s likely all of these will carry over, in updated form, to the new Type-991 911 GT3 Cup. The new car will also give us a good idea as to what to expect for its road-going cousin, the 2013 Porsche 911 GT3.
Stay tuned for a reveal within the next month or two, which is just in time for the start of 2013 motorsport season.
Porsche recently confirmed that its Type-991 911 GT3 RSR would also be unveiled soon and entered in the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year as well as the World Endurance Championship. Two of the cars will be entered, both of them fielded by factory team Porsche AG Team Manthey.