The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race represents the latest edition of the best-selling racing car (over 1,400 units sold), planned to make its debut and race in the 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup GB, which represents the UK's fastest single marque sports car Championship and it was made in Weissach, near Stuttgart, Germany,weighing 1,200 kg and starting with the base iconic Porsche 911 GT3 RS road car.
As compared to the base Porsche model, the GT3 RS, the race car has the weight of the motor sport derivative reduced significantly and it features a 44mm wider body at the rear, thus providing more space for larger wheels and slick tires. The new car model has a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine, connected to a sequential six-speed manual gearbox, with four-valve technology.
Its racing appearance is stressed by the striking daytime driving lights and a lowered lip spoiler by 15mm in order to provide more downforce to the front axle, a downforce that is also completed by an extended rear wing in width from 1.46 to 1.70 metres.
The cockpit of the car successfully meets a race driver's needs with controls for the Info Display positioned directly on the steering wheel, thus housing six switches which control the speed limiter, the windscreen wipers, lights and a variety of other functions.
The race car features carbon fiber doors, a carbon fiber rear lid, mirrors made of synthetic material and a fire extinguisher with an electronic release unit.
It features two separate brake circuits, an adjustable via balance bar system and it runs on Super Plus unleaded fuel with a maximum engine speed of 8,500 rpm.
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