2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

August 2, 2011 at 7:33 pm

This is the latest iteration of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, form the 997 series, which will remain in duty for 2012 and 2013 seasons and then will be replaced with a 991-Series Cup car.

The 2012-spec Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is based on the lightweight 911 GT3 RS (997) street sports car. The power unit is largely identical to the production engine of the 911 GT3 RS with the same output of 450 bhp and the same maximum engine speed of 8,500 rpm. A race exhaust system with a controlled catalytic converter keeps emissions to a minimum. It’s got three different rim setup, but the default is 9.5Jx18 with 25/64-18 Michelin race tyres front and at the rear measure 12Jx18 with 30/68-18 tyres.

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The new 911 GT3 Cup features a 100-litre FT3 safety fuel tank, which is filled via an opening in the front bonnet. Compared to its predecessor, the vehicle is now suitable for an even wider range of endurance racing. Moreover, the new fuel tank contributes to a further improvement of the high safety standards.

The most popular customer racing car costs 161,750 Euro.