From the Nürburgring to Sebring, WEC to IMSA, the hunchbacked, rear-engined 911 GT3 Cup is an extremely familiar sight at racetracks around the globe. Porsche says the GT3 Cup is the world’s best-selling race car, and the company just pulled the silk off of its newest incarnation: the seventh-generation, 992-based 911 GT3 Cup. Now, this best-seller is wider, stronger, and faster than ever before.
Porsche says the new car, derived from the street-legal 911, is up to one percent faster per lap than 991.2-based GT3 Cup; around which track isn’t clear, so we think the automaker is referring to a general projected average here. “So what?” you might be thinking. While just one solitary percent of one solitary lap doesn’t sound that incredible, when added up over the course of dozens (if not hundreds) of laps, it makes a huge difference.