Porsche 911 GT3 Cup - Ready for racing from 2017
Based on the 911 GT3 model, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is a car that was made to exceed a model from 2013. The racing debut is planned for 2017.
Lighter than its predecessor
The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup was launched at the Paris Motor Show in September of 2016. It has some new amazing things and innovative details that should improve the driving experience. The new car is 4564 mm long, 1980 mm wide and 1246 mm high, while the wheelbase is 2456 mm.
They made several spectacular improvements concerning the weight of this model. Built upon the 991’s aluminium-steel structure, the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is 295 kg lighter than GT3 RS and weighs just 1200 kg.
More durable engine
This is Porsche’s second car with a new generation of engines, the naturally aspirated 4.0-liter aluminium six-cylinder horizontally opposed rear-mounted engine, with a maximum power of 485 hp at 7.500 rpm, ensuring even better durability in racing mode and reduced maintenance costs.
While the previous model needed an engine tune-up every 40 hours and a transmission service every 30 hours, now the engine can go from 80 to 100 hours, and the transmission needs a check-up only after every 60 hours. A transmission is a standard Porsche six-speed sequential dog-type.
One of the changes they’ve made is a valve drive with rigidly mounted rocker arms and a central oil feed. A tougher crankshaft with significantly increased rigidity has also been installed. The new 911 GT3 Cup has 18 inches racing wheels with a centre lock, with the racing slicks that are 270 mm wide at the front and 310 mm at the back.
Porsche 911 GT4 Cup has improved aerodynamics and safety
The giant rear wing remains unchanged from the previous GT3 Cup, just like the wheel dimensions, but the new front will help to generate more downforce than before which should ensure better aerodynamics. A larger rescue hatch in the roof should allow easier extraction of the driver in case of an accident. When it comes to safety, engineers really focused on that part. The driver is protected by a safety cage and an innovative, bucket-style racing seat that is heavily moulded around the head and shoulder area.
Porsche manufactures the 911 GT3 Cup on the same production line as the 911 road car in its main factory in Stuttgart. Basic race tuning is performed at the Weissach motorsport center, where each car is tested by a professional race driver. They want to make sure that every customer is fully satisfied.
For the start, a new car will be available only for the Porsche racing series
The new 911 GT3 Cup will be used in the 2017 race season, exclusively in the Porsche Supercup and Porsche Carrera Cup Germany. Starting from 2018, the car will be available for the teams and drivers in other championships.
The 911 GT3 Cup can be ordered at Porsche Motorsport in Weissach.The price is 189,900 euros excluding VAT.
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