Porsche reveals new 911 GT3 Cup racer
On any given weekend, Porsche GT3 Cup automobiles are racing on circuits around the planet. it is a trackside fixture, and nearly anyone seriously competing in sports vehicle racing at some point gets behind the wheel of the GT3 Cup.
There are numerous series and racing classes set up around the planet just for this automobile and Porsche has just released a new version. Primarily based on the upgraded 911 GT3 RS, the GT3 Cup gets a host of enhancements for track use. The bodywork is wider, it sits lower, it’s got more downforce, a competition-spec exhaust, racing wheels housed in flared wheel wells, firmer suspension settings and more all to enhance the most hardcore 911’s competition capacities.
There’s also a new wheel with controls mounted on the fascia and connected up to a full adjustable column, while the Supercup version, used for F1 support races, incorporates carbon-ceramic brakes. The 3.8-liter 450 hp flat-six carries over from the street-legal GT3 RS, but even that’s bigger and stronger than the GT3 Cup it replaces. You can order it in any color you would like, so long as it’s white, and it will set you ( or your team ) back 150,000 Euro dollars about $215k minus loose change. World Debut in Frankfurt : the New Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
New copy of the Worlds Most Successful Racing Vehicle . Stronger, wider, quicker the most recent version of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup offers its many patrons around the world even greater worth than ever seen. The inheritor to the top selling racing auto ever built in a production series of more than 1,400 units is based for the 1st time on the 911 GT3 RS, with the weight of the racing model reduced seriously vs the light-weight road-going version. This is the 1st GT3 Cup to feature the 44-millimetre ( 1.73″ ) wider body at the rear, providing adequate space for even larger wheels. Wider wheel arches also at the front obviously show the front wheels are new. Engine capacity is up by 0.2 litres over the previous model, engine output is thirty bhp more than before.
The new GT3 Cup is obviously recognisable at first sight thru the special looks and design of the front end. The front spoiler lip is however 15 millimetres or virtually 0.6″ lower to provide seriously more downforce on the front spindle.
The rear air dam with its striking air vent openings as well as the rear lights in LED technology, in turn, come direct from the road model. Capacity of the Cup engine is up from 3.6 litres on the previous model to 3.8 litres on the new automobile, helping to extend engine power by thirty bhp. A racing exhaust system with a completely controlled catalytic converter helps to reduce damaging emissions as low as possible. As an exclusive feature in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup held on the occasion of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship races, the new 911 GT3 Cup includes a modified, special exhaust system offering an even more dynamic and muscular sound.
Another feature exclusive to the Supercup version is PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes also available on Porsche’s road models.
Compared to the composite cast brake discs featured on the Carrera Cup autos, this decreases the weight of the automobile by roughly twenty kg or 44 lb. The wheel arches wider at the front and the flared wheel arches at the rear provide sufficient space for even wider wheels. The three-piece light-alloy rims on the rear spindle are up by one in. in width, now measuring 12 J x 18 and running on twenty-seven / 68-18 tyres.
Further Unibal joints are featured on the track control arms and the sword-shaped anti-roll bars front and back are now adjustable to 7 different positions on both sides, permitting an even more exact set-up of the vehicle in accordance with the respective race track. The cockpit of the new 911 GT3 Cup caters even more than before for the particular desires of the driver. An further vent in the higher part of the front lid, as an example, supplies the driver with an even better supply of clean air. The controls for the Info Display are now positioned at once on the wheel housing a total of 6 switches.
And as well as fore-and-aft adjustment, the wheel may now also be changed for height as on the regular production automobile. The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup available exclusively in Carrara White will be brought to patrons as of the end of October. In the imminent season it is going to be raced in about 7 cup prizes not only in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the occasion of Formula 1 races, but also in the Porsche Carrera Cups in Germany, Pacific Rim, Japan, and Italy, as well as the GT3 Cup Challenges in the USA and the Middle East. The Euro Buck base-price is EU Buck 149,850.- without value-added tax.
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