So earlier today we showed you an entry-level racing car for those beginning their private motorsport career in form of the new Audi RS3 LMS. Those gentleman drivers who have a little bit more experience though can step things up a bit and go for something like this, the latest iteration of Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
Built upon the chassis and running gear of the 991 GT3, and with the essence of fifty years of motorsport glory distilled into it, the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup promises not only a serious race car capable of earning you many victories and a lot of prestige, but also a ton of fun. What this car is, basically, is a stripped-out, lightened 991 GT3, and very few things in the world are more fun to drive than that.
Boasting a 357 kW (485 hp) flat-six engine mated to a rear-wheel-drive Porsche six-speed sequential dog-type transmission, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup comes with an aluminium-steel composite construction ensuring top notch rigidity and lightweight. In fact the whole thing weighs no more than 1,200 kg. Some of the racing highlights of the car include weld-in roll cage in compliance with FIA rules, front lid with two air intakes for cockpit ventilation, removable roof section for safety (escape hatch), and fastening point preparation for central safety net attachment.
The Cup also features six-point racing safety harness, 100-litre fuel cell (FT3 safety fuel cell) and fuel cut-off safety valve in accordance with FIA regulations, and built-in air jack system (three jacks) with valve mountable on either side of the car.