Porsche unveils 2012 MY 911 GT3 Cup Racer

Porsche unveils 2012 MY 911 GT3 Cup Racer

The Frankfurt Motor Show, which is scheduled to take place next month, is hosting the debut of the all-new Porsche 911, also code-named 991. However, this does not imply that Porsche has finished with the soon-to-be-replaced 997 as the Gt3 Cup, its racing version, seems to be the number one preference for customer racing teams worldwide with more than 2,200 units sold. Based on the 991 GT3 RS, the 2012 MY 911 GT3 Cup has been unveiled by Porsche, featuring a 3.8-liter flat-six engine that delivers 450 HP at 8,500 rpm. It further comprises a race exhaust system that is featured by a controlled catalytic converter in order to release lower CO2 emissions. Porsche made a change with the new GT3 Cup, one that announces a larger 100-liter Ft3 safety fuel tank, which is filled through an opening in the hood, thus making the car more suitable for a wider range of endurance racing. A customized set-up is achieved for each occasion due to the front and rear anti-roll bars which are adjustable in seven positions. The Porsche racer rides on 18-inch wheels shod in 25/64-18 front and 30/68-18 Michelin racing tires. The F1 championship is supported by the Porsche Mobil1 Supercar racers that receive an exclusive use of the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes. The PCCB reduce the overall weight by 20 kg as compared to the composite cast units. The car will be available for the 2012 and 2013 seasons with a pricing that starts from EUR161,750, without the local taxes. Deliveries of the new 911 GT3 Cup will start in September.


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