Porsche Updates 911 GT3 Cup Racer
The 911 GT3 Cup racer has been updated by Porsche in order to make it “suitable for an even wider range of endurance racing.” One of the major changes brought to the car would have to be the inclusion of a 100-liter FT3 safety fuel tank that can be filled through an opening in the hood.
In addition, the car now rides on a brand new set of 18-inch alloys that are wrapped around in Michelin race tires. The German engineers have also fitted the car with adjustable blade-type anti-roll bars that can be adjusted in seven different positions.
The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is powered by the same 6-cylinder 3.8-liter engine that produces 444 hp you will find in the GT3 RS. While for the road car the ceramic composite brakes are optional, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup models get them as standard.
In comparison to the road-legal version, the Cup version is 170 kg lighter and it weighs only 1.2 tones In addition, it packs larger front & rear spoilers for increased downforce.
If you didn’t know, the 911 GT3 Cup is the most popular customer race car in the entire world as Porsche managed to deliver more than 2200 units.
Deliveries for this freshened 911 GT3 Cup will start in September and will be used in this configuration for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
The base price for the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is 141,800 pounds + VAT.
Source: Porsche via Autocar.co.uk
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