Video: Sebastien Loeb Breaks In New 911 GT3 Cup

By Brandon Turkus

April 29, 2013

Sebastien Loeb is sort of like the Michael Schumacher of the rally world. In fact, one could argue that he’s better than Schumi, based solely on his record nine World Rally Championships (Schumacher could only manage seven F1 crowns). The 39-year-old Frenchman also has 77 wins to his name, came in second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and is an X-Games gold medalist. So yeah, he’s talented. So talented, in fact, that he's been taking his talents outside of the WRC, running in a variety of endurance racing championships, while trimming down his participation in 2013's WRC season to just four races.
Running in the wet at Monza, YouTube user NM2255 captured Loeb’s testing of the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Loeb will be running a car like this at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in June, along with his other endurance racing commitments. Accompanying the bellow of the 460-horsepower, 3.8-liter, flat-six engine is plenty of wheel spin and a bit of sliding from the WRC ace. And much like our POV driving videos, there’s no music or commentary to take away from the sweet-sounding race car.