Have Your Say: Which Racing Sim Has the Best Porsche Cup Car?

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In our latest Have Your Say article, we want to know which racing title offers the best Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car.

There isn't much content that appears across most of the major racing sims we feature here at RaceDepartment, but the previous generation of Porsche Cup car fits that criteria.

Assetto Corsa, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Automobilista (as the Boxer Cup), Automobilista 2, iRacing, RaceRoom and rFactor 2 all offer versions of the car. There are variants of the car in the 991 generation, but the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car remained largely unchanged from 2013 to 2020.

So we want to hear which sim you believe offers the best Porsche Cup car. It's not a measuring stick for the overall quality of a title, but it is an interesting thought experiment to see how our favourite titles stack up when recreating the same car.
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The Porsche Cup car has remained a popular choice in sim racing thanks not only to its presence across many titles, but also its appeal as a more challenging alternative to GT3 racing.

So, who did it best? Which of the titles noted above offers the best experience with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car? Use looks, sounds, driving physics, online experience, or any combination of the above as your criteria for grading the cars. Let us know your favourite Porsche Cup car in the comments below.
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I have been obsessed with sim racing and racing games since the 1980's. My first taste of live auto racing was in 1988, and I couldn't get enough ever since. Lead writer for RaceDepartment, and owner of SimRacing604 and its YouTube channel. Favourite sims include Assetto Corsa Competizione, Assetto Corsa, rFactor 2, Automobilista 2, DiRT Rally 2 - On Twitter as @simracing604

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Out of any 911 Cup car out there, I'd have to vote for the Flat6 Series mod in rF2, basically a 997 IIRC. Simply incredible to drive.

This is stretching the definition of Cup car pretty damn thin, but the 911 GT America mod for AC is pretty great too IMO
 
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Nice question. Although I like AC the most of all sims, the 911 GT3 2016 is not good there. It's a great car but you can't warm up the front tyres and it's wear of the rear tyres is excessively. So for an hour race you always have to make compromises that you don't have to do with the other GT3's.

In ACC it's much better but I prefer AC as a sim.
 
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Nice question. Although I like AC the most of all sims, the 911 GT3 2016 is not good there. It's a great car but you can't warm up the front tyres and it's wear of the rear tyres is excessively. So for an hour race you always have to make compromises that you don't have to do with the other GT3's.

In ACC it's much better but I prefer AC as a sim.
We talk about the Porsche GT3 CUP here not the GT3 R. These are two completely different cars.

The Cup Porsche is firstly made as a one make series car, while the GT3 R is the "real" GT3.
 
Only driven the ac version and the rf2 flat6 mod.
AC version feels like on ice for me. Simply no idea what the car is about to do, sliding, locking up, not enjoyable at all.
Flat6 mod has a similar base character but feels a lot better!
Generally I feel rf2 is a bit "squishy", especially with the official gt3 cars. Lots of feel and feedback but a bit like driving on sponges.

Therefore the cup posche goes from ice in AC to nice in rf2 :D
 

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