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30 years of Porsche Supercup makes for rare and amazing display, but not for long...
30 YEARS OF PORSCHE SUPERCUP MAKES FOR RARE AND AMAZING DISPLAY, BUT NOT FOR LONG...
There’s one more week left for fans of the epic Porsche Supercup series to catch a collection of cars from the series on display at The Porsche Museum that’s been set up to celebrate and honour a full 30 years of the series. A collection of classic racecars, along with a special-edition 911 GT3 in an awesome anniversary design can be seen on display until the end of August. Another of the four other Cup racing cars on display alongside the anniversary model is the brilliant 911 GT3 Cup in a VIP Car design which is the flagship of the Supercup series. Fans can also see the 911 GT3 Cup 3.8 from back in 1994 that’s based on the 911 generation Type 993. The 3rd-generation Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cup, which started in its first year and is based on the 911 Carrera RS is also displayed along with a 911 GT3 Cup Type 997 that was chosen because it was the first Cup vehicle to be delivered by Porsche without ABS.
Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur is responsible for covering the roadgoing 911 GT3, based on the 911 GT3 Cup, in the iconic 30th-anniversary livery - a worthy ambassador for the 30 Years of Supercup display. This new 911 GT3 Cup can be seen on legendary circuits like Monte Carlo or Silverstone in the run-up to Formula One races and is a dream come true for many racers. A brilliant design adaptation of the VIP Car 2022 serves as the basis for the special production of a Porsche 911 GT3 to represent the connection between Porsche as a manufacturer and its commitment to motorsport through Porsche Supercup. Design elements of the VIP Car include the 30th-anniversary icon, the names of the previous Porsche Supercup champions, and the pixel grid help to make this Porsche a roadworthy counterpart of the actual racing car. Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President Porsche Motorsport: “Thirty years of the Porsche Supercup – that’s an extraordinary time span for the international flagship of our one-make cups. Such success is only possible thanks to the professionalism of everyone involved, from the drivers and the teams to the organisers.”
The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup series is widely regarded as one of the most challenging single-make series in the world with races held at the European-based rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship. The series sees 28 drivers spanning eight teams (in addition to the overall and ProAm driver classification, there are also team and rookie classifications) competing for the title in this 30th-anniversary season. Since 2021 the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racing car has been based on the 992 generation 911 which sees 375 kW on tap while using Esso Renewable Racing Fuel. Not only is the series super-competitive, thanks to the successful Porsche junior program for 25 years it has served as a feeder series for professional careers in racing, producing numerous works drivers and world champions, as well as Le Mans winners like Timo Bernhard (Porsche Junior from 2000 to 2001), Marc Lieb (2000 to 2002) and Earl Bamber (2014). This trio has also won the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship title at least once with the Porsche 919 Hybrid.