The 2012 version of the most successful race car ever, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, has been revealed today, featuring many new things.
First off, they’ve put a 100-litre FT3 safety fuel tank in it, which is filled via an opening in the front bonnet. That makes it more efficient in an endurance race and also improves its safety.
In terms of the powertrain, the car is almost identical to the standard GT3 RS and has 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. The car uses 9.5Jx18 with 25/64-18 Michelin race tyres at front, and 12Jx18 with 30/68-18 tyres at the back.
To make setting up the car easy for each track, the new Cup’s anti-roll bars at the front and rear are adjustable in seven positions. Otehr advantage of this car is the PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake, which is 20 kg lighter than conventional units.
The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup will be run in this specification for the 2012 and 2013 race seasons in selected one-make cup series. The car has a price tag of 161,750 Euro. So far, over 2,200 units of this racing Porsche have been sold to private teams.