Porsche has recently introduced the GT3 Cup version of the new 911. This occurred during the Night of Champions event that took place at the firm’s research and development center located in Weissach. The new variant is motivated by a flat-six 3.8-liter engine producing 453 HP, which represents a 10 HP increase in comparison to the model it replaces, the 997 GT3 RS. In addition, the power is delivered at 7,500 rpm, which represents a 1,000 rpm decrease. Those ponies are sent to the back wheels with the help of a 6-speed dog-type gearbox that was created by Porsche Motorsport and is operated by paddle shifters, a novelty for a Porsche Cup car.
The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup rides on single-piece race wheels that feature a center mount and are covered by Michelin slicks measuring 27cm at the front axle and 31cm at the back, which makes them 20mm and 10mm wider than before, respectively. Another new feature would have to be the race braking system that has 380mm slotted and vented steel front rotors, along with 6-piston calipers at the front and 4-piston calipers for the rear axle.
It comes with a redesigned safety cage that will provide better protection in case there’s a collision. Another novelty would have to be the racing seat and a rescue hatch in the roof which guarantees an easy access to medical staff and also it makes it easier to extract the driver in case there’s an accident.
Without country-specific taxes, the 911 GT3 Cup costs 181,200 euros.