The 2022 Carrera Cup Australia season looks set to be the largest in the 18-year history of the Championship following the confirmation from Porsche Cars Australia (PCA) that all 32 992 generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars destined for the local market have already been sold and shipped.
The 992 generation racer debuted in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup this year together with several other Carrera Cup Championships around the globe, including North America for the first time. The spectacularly styled Cup car is the first racing version based on the current 992 generation and the first one make-cup racer of the German sports car manufacturer to feature a wide turbo-spec body.
Producing around 375 kW (510 hp), the new 911 GT3 Cup exceeds the output of its immediate predecessor by 25 horsepower. The overall increase in performance of the 992 generation – over the Type 991 II generation – was immediately apparent in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup rounds this year, where lap times were slashed by up to two seconds at most European circuits. This is in part due to not only the increase in power, but increased downforce and wider profile Michelin front tyres. Component run times have also been extended, offering lower running costs and reliability for all teams.
The first car to arrive in Australia was unveiled at Round 2 of Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia, which took place at The Bend Motorsport Park earlier this year. The 992 has since been on display at Porsche Centres around the country at various functions and customer events.
All 32 customer Type 992 Cup cars are currently on route to Australia and scheduled to arrive in Sydney in late December. Porsche Cars Australia will conduct technical presentations and handover with 2022 teams and drivers on the 23 January next year, with a test day scheduled the following day at Sydney Motorsport Park.
PCA’s Head of Motorsport, Troy Bundy: “It has been overwhelming to see the response and interest in the new 992 generation ahead of next year and its clear our customers and drivers are as excited as we are for it arrive. The entire PCA Motorsport team look forward to handing over the cars to their new owners and drivers in late January.”