rFactor 2 – Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992 Announced

rFactor 2 - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992 Announced

Studio 397 has announced the final car of the rF2 Q4 2022 Bonus Pack holiday special. rFactor 2 welcomes the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992).

From the start of the 2021 season, this racer has campaigned in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup as well as the national Porsche Carrera Cups in Germany, France, Asia, and Benelux, and for the first time in North America.

The spectacularly styled Cup car is the first racing version based on the current 992 generation and the first makes-cup racer of the sports car manufacturer to feature a wide turbo-spec body.

Producing around 375 kW (510 hp), it exceeds the output of its immediate predecessor by 25 horsepower. Moreover, the new GT3 Cup can run on synthetic fuels, which significantly lowers CO2 emissions under racing conditions.

The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) for rFactor 2 will become available on Wednesday 21st December.

Official Webpage – www.studio-397.com – The rFactor 2 Racing Simulator is available via Steam for €29,99.

rFactor 2 - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992

Studio 397 Quote:

According to Porsche themselves, the 911 GT3 Cup is the world’s best-selling racing car. With championships at both national, regional, and international levels, often with consistently packed grids of drivers for many consecutive years, that claim is a very easy one to believe.

But, why is this car so very popular with fans and drivers? Put simply, the 911 GT3 Cup family of cars, of which this 922 is the most recent, represents exceptional value for money, a thrilling driving experience, and one of the most iconic shapes in the automotive world – all of which combine to elevate the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) into the stratosphere of desirability – plus, it’s a damn fine piece of engineering that rarely fails to test your driving abilities to the limit, which is never a bad thing with this type of car! 

The Car

rFactor 2 - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992
rFactor 2 - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992

Faster than the 991 it replaces, with more downforce and increased corner capabilities, the new 911 GT3 Cup (992) has been improved in almost every single area, making this the most refined 911 GT3 Cup car built by Porsche to date.

With performance now capable of producing 510 hp, plus optimizations around the intake manifold, electronic gearshift and power steering, fully digital cockpit, larger rear wing, and a double-wishbone front axle headlines amongst the onslaught of changes that came the way of the new 911 GT3 Cup (992), the latest in a family of models that dates all the way back to 1990 is a true thoroughbred racecar in every conceivable way. 

  • Drive | Rear-Wheel
  • Displacement | 3.996 cm³
  • Performance | 375 kW (510 PS)
  • Weight | ca. 1,260 kg (2,778 lbs)
  • Length | 4,585 mm
  • Width | 1,902 mm (74.88 inch)
  • Wheelbase | 2,459 mm (96.81 inch)
rFactor 2 - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992
rFactor 2 - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992

There can be no doubt that this is an impressive car on the real-world circuits, but in virtual terms, this 911 GT3 Cup (992) is also a highly sought-after piece of (virtual) machinery and a car that has long been desired by the sim racing community here at rFactor 2. With this new build, we have worked exceptionally hard to ensure we have something that can match up to the hype and anticipation of this model introduction, as we paid a great deal of attention not only to the visual model of the car but how the physics interact with the core simulation software.

As always, we’ve worked hand-in-hand with Porsche Motorsport to pull masses of data from the manufacturer into the simulation, but for this car, we’ve also got a bit of an ace up our sleeve – our very own Stig… OK, not Sting, but we do have a racing driver on hand with significant experience in this very car, World’s Fastest Gamer, rFactor 2 ambassador, and Porsche Carrera Cup Germany driver, Rudy van Buren!

As an experienced sim racer and Porsche Cup driver, Rudy has been invaluable with his feedback and development support on this car, helping us to get to the point where we believe the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) in rFactor 2 is an incredible likeness to real life – one that we absolutely cannot wait to share with you all when it goes live on Wednesday 21st December! 

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