2023 Porsche 911 GT3 992 celebrates 30 years of Supercup
Via a Sonderwunsch Factory Re-Commissioning project, one 911 GT3road car is commemorating three decades of the Porsche Supercup
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and to commemorate the event, Porsche Motorsport has commissioned Porsche Exclusive to undertake what it terms a “complete re-commissioning” of a road-going 911 GT3, part of the Sonderwunsch programme.
Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur’s “Sonderwunsch Factory Re-Commissioning” is a label given to a recommissioning and customisation project – a technical restoration of a road car along with the modification of its exterior and interior. The Exclusive team set out to create a unique 30th anniversary livery, applied in less than six months, to a 911 GT3 road car. The detailed eight-colour paintwork design (there’s no wrap or stickers) incorporates the Supercup anniversary logo – a large gold “30” – displayed on the car’s doors and bonnet, while further design elements include the names of all 29 previous Porsche Supercup champions depicted on its gold rear bumper. During the transformation, which took several weeks in total, the GT3 was disassembled and then rebuilt with its special new design. The multicoloured pixel mesh area around the rear wheel arches was one of the greatest challenges. Once the paint was finished and sealed with a highgloss clear lacquer, the vehicle was reassembled by hand at Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur’s base in Zuffenhausen, Germany, and then customised with additional Sonderwunsch features.
Inside, the anniversary logo is embossed in the car’s headrests, a unique black and Aurum Sport Tex features throughout, while colour-coded Mojave beige piping gives the leather seats a distinctive character. The dashboard is adorned with the anniversary logo, while the top, doors and side panels have all been customised with contrasting Mojave beige stitching.
The unique car will appear at Supercup races before making trips to the Porsche Museum and CityLife Showroom in Milan. Former Supercup champions will also take the Sonderwunsch 911 GT3 out on the road to talk about their career highlights. One of the toughest one-make series in the world, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup races across Europe, supporting the FIA Formula One World Championship. A total of 28 drivers from eight teams are competing for the title in this anniversary season, all racing the 510ps 911 GT3 Cup based on the current 992 generation 911. The car is fuelled by Esso Renewable Racing Fuel.