Porsche Carrera Cup Australia is the prestigious all-Porsche motor racing championship in Australia which races as the primary support category to the V8 Supercars Championship.
As a one-make series, Porsche Carrera Cup Australia ensures driver talent, experience and determination are the keys to racing success.
Drivers predominantly from Australia and New Zealand race in Australia’s biggest motor sport events throughout the Carrera Cup season, showcasing the tremendous Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car.
With a top speed close to 300 km/h, the lightweight, high performance 911 GT3 Cup car has a 331 kW (450 hp), 3.8-litre six-cylinder boxer engine which revs to a maximum 8,600 rpm, producing a sound that is distinctly Porsche.
These cars have been meticulously developed by Porsche’s racing arm in Weissach, Germany, ensuring they are at the cutting edge of motor sport technology. Porsche’s rich and acclaimed motor racing heritage started more than 60 years ago, with Porsche Carrera Cup introduced in Germany in 1990 featuring thoroughbred 911 Carrera racing vehicles.
Now, Porsche Carrera Cup Australia is one of eight International Carrera Cups contested around the world. Also featuring in Germany, Asia, Great Britain, Japan, France, Scandinavia and Italy, the category has developed into the most successful ‘one-make’ sports car series worldwide.
Throughout its rich history in Australia, the championship has developed as a springboard for young aspirants into V8 Supercars, with former Carrera Cup drivers Fabian Coulthard, Alex Davison, David Reynolds, Jonathon Webb, Dean Fiore and James Moffat all graduating into full-time V8 Supercar drivers.
Porsche Carrera Cup Australia will continue to be operated and managed by Porsche Cars Australia, with a vision to deliver the most professional and successful one-make sports car racing series in the world.
For more information on The Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship please visit www.carreracup.com.au