The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is the most successful race car in the world. The new edition of the 911 GT3 Cup is the motorsports version of the future 911 GT3 and as such is the first race car that is based on the seventh generation of the sports car from Zuffenhausen. The 911 GT3 Cup will be run exclusively in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2013.
The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is powered by a 3.8 liter six-cylinder flat engine. It generates 460hp at 7,500rpm, surpassing the predecessor by 10hp. A six-speed dog-type gearbox developed by Porsche Motorsport which is operated via shift paddles at the steering wheel for the first time in a Porsche brand trophy race car transmits the power to the rear axle.
The single piece race wheels with center mount were also newly designed by Porsche Motorsport. The width of the Michelin race slicks was increased by two centimeters to 27 centimeters at the front and by ten millimeters at the rear axle to now measure 31 centimeters.
A newly developed race braking system features 380 millimeter slotted and inner-vented steel brake rotors at the front axle with six-piston aluminium fixed callipers. The rear axle features a four-piston version.
A newly designed safety cage protects the pilot in case of a roll or a collision as does a newly developed race seat which is shaped around the head and shoulders and can be adjusted individually with the help of padding. A rescue hatch in the roof provides easy access for primary medical attention and for the extrication of the driver.
The basic price for the vehicle, which is available exclusively in white, is 181,200 Euro plus the country-specific value added tax.