FIRST PICS: New Carrera Cup car spotted

Speedcafe.com.au's exclusive spy shots of Porsche's latest-model Carrera Cup car at Sandown

Speedcafe.com.au's exclusive spy shots of Porsche's latest-model Carrera Cup car at Sandown

The latest generation Carrera Cup Porsche completed a handful of laps at Sandown International Motor Raceway today as plans build towards the category returning to Australian shores.

Speedcafe.com.au’s spies snapped these exclusive spy shots at Sandown today as the new car momentarily broke cover.

Carrera Cup has been missing from Australia since the end of 2008 after its category administrators Sherrin Motorsport went into liquidation.

It had always been Porsche Australia’s intention to return Carrera Cup to local race circuits, and today’s track test – conducted by seven-time Bathurst 1000 winner and Porsche stalwart Jim Richards – could be a sign that the one-make series could return sooner rather than later.

The car turned laps at Sandown today

The car turned laps at Sandown today

Due to Sandown’s notoriously strict noise regulations, Speedcafe.com.au understands that the purpose of today’s laps was to allow Carrera Cup officials to evaluate a new exhaust variant on the Porsche to ensure it registers noise levels below the required level.

Australian Carrera Cup Championship
Driver’s Champions

2003 Jim Richards
2004 Alex Davison
2005 Fabian Coulthard
2006 Craig Baird
2007 David Reynolds
2008 Craig Baird

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