- Porsche has launched a new 911-based race car
- It will debut March 16-17, 2021 at Sebring
- The car, called the GT3 Cup, boasts 503 hp
Porsche is slowly but surely spreading the 992-generation 911 lineup. Now it includes the race cars. Starting at the Porsche Carrera Cup North America event, held at Sebring International Raceway on March 16-17, 2021, drivers will race the new, 992 based, GT3 Cup race car.
The new GT3 Cup continues to use a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine, but horsepower bumps up to 503 at 8400 rpm, 900 rpm higher than the outgoing motor. Torque peaks at 347 lb-ft at 6150 rpm and the six horizontally opposed cylinders pump pistons as fast as 8,700 revolutions per minute.
Attached ahead of the engine is a six-speed paddle-shift controlled gearbox using a single mass-flywheel and a three-plate racing clutch. Porsche claims the engine can run on track for 100…