Porsche’s new Type 992 911 GT3 breaks cover
The first images have been released of Porsche’s latest GT3 contender due to be available to customers next year, replacing the current 991.2 as entered by Grove Motorsport in Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS for the past two seasons.
Official specifications have yet to be released although the 911 GT3 Type 992 has completed extensive testing throughout Europe including at circuits Spa-Francorchamps, Barcelona and Monza, as plans are afoot to debut it before homologation later this year.
Some of these tests were run alongside the current model to release the incoming Type 992’s baseline and any development required before its release.
Early in the program an adjustment was made due as a result of these tests to the aerodynamics as the new model wasn’t as competitive in high speed areas.
Porsche’s focus has been put into driver performance and this is achieved through creating an improved environment. This achieved by increasing the size of the cockpit providing an improved view, seating position and air conditioning system ensuring the Type 992 is easier to drive.
Other advancements include new driver aid technologies ensuring troubleshooting is made easier for engineers through one tool and also adds to the driver experience enabling focus to purely be on the work behind the wheel.
The current model fielded has enjoyed great success worldwide including two victories at the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa and a Nurburgring 24 Hour win.
Father-son team Stephen and Brenton Grove have scored numerous podium finishes in Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS, while the duo will also contest the upcoming TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa in an entry fielded by Earl Bamber Motorsport.
The Porsche joins the likes of Ferrari, Chevrolet, Lamborghini, Ford and the recently released BMW as new entries into GT3 racing.
Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS resumes service at Queensland Raceway as part of the SpeedSeries on August 5-7.