Coming out of the world-famous Stuttgart brand is the latest generation of one of the most successful series of sports cars in the world.
The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is a well-known car in the world of motor racing. With a limited production run of only 2395 cars since its launch in 1998, each of the vehicles was sold to private teams who were then entitled to participate in the single-brand invitational championships.
Aiming to make the car more competitive and easier to drive, the new version sees a large number of changes and features.
The engine leads the specifications with a six-cylinder 3.8 litre 460CV which boasts 10 hp more power than the previous generation.
The six-speed gearbox has been equipped with paddles on the steering wheel for swift changes, and both the central wheel and braking system have also been redesigned.
Ensuring the drivers are safe has been paramount throughout the car’s lifetime, and that level of personal security remains fundamental in this new version, with the safety cage in place to carefully protect the driver in the event of a roll or collision.
The seat itself completely envelops the driver with modern adjustable padding that moulds around the upper body, head and shoulders for maximum protection.
If an extreme crash does happen, the roof integrates a tailgate safety to facilitate easy extraction of both driver and passenger in an emergency.
Remaining central to their output, the Porsche 911 GTD Cup is produced at the main Porsche plans in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen; the same assembly point of the 911 road.
It’s then shipped to the Motorsport Centre in Weissach, where a final run of tests are run prior to international shipping when the impressive and limited edition vehicles are finally delivered to their lucky customers.