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Rennsport Teases New Car: Cup Racer Coming?


The Rennsport team have teased a new car that will be getting added to the sim. We have a pretty good idea of what it could be.

The closed beta of Rennsport has been available to select sim racers since June. The open beta is also supposedly available soon, with a full release set for December. In the lead up to its release, more and more content is being revealed.

The beta initially launched with the four cars and tracks seen in the ESL R1 esports series. The Praga R1 soon followed suit, and they also announced the future additions of the Porsche 963 and Goodwood Hillclimb. Now, another car has been teased.

New Rennsport Car

We do not have a lot to work with, but it appears plenty of people already have a good idea. The majority of racers in the replies believe it to be the Porsche 992 GT3 Cup car, a very popular vehicle within sim racing that is available across many titles.

The 992 GT3 Cup can be found in titles like RaceRoom, rFactor 2 and Assetto Corsa Competizione, and more. Most prominently though, it features on iRacing where it’s used in the headline esports series, the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup.

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You will soon be able to drive the 992 GT3 Cup in Rennsport. Image credit: iRacing.com

Of course, there will be some confusion since there’s already a Porsche 992 GT3 in the game. But the 992 GT3 Cup is not the same as the 992 GT3 R: The GT3 R is used in GT3 competition like IMSA and GT World Challenge alongside other marque’s GT3 cars.

In contrast to that, the GT3 Cup is used primarily for spec racing like the Grand Prix-supporting Porsche Supercup and other national championships around the world. It’s typically a starting point for drivers to get into sportscar racing.

In terms of statistics, the R and Cup are relatively similar. They both have the same 4.0-litre Flat 6 producing over 500 horsepower, and weigh pretty much the same too. The difference is that the GT3 R has a lot more downforce and grip than the GT3 Cup, and thus is a lot faster around most tracks. Additionally, ABS and Traction Control are disabled in Cup competition.

When Will It Be Added?

The Rennsport team are yet to state when the car will be added. They’re still yet to release the Goodwood Hillclimb and Porsche 963, so it could potentially be added with those. Keep posted to the Rennsport social channels to see when further content is coming to the title.

What do you believe the newly teased Rennsport car is? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!

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