I am not sure about what you think. However, I agreed that the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is the most successful race car in the world. In each continent, Porsche having its own successful cup races.
The new edition of the 911 GT3 Cup is the motorsports version of the future 911 GT3 and as such is the first race car that is based on the 7th generation (991 series) of the sports car icon from Zuffenhausen. The 911 GT3 Cup will be run exclusively in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2013. The car for one-make racing made its debut on the occasion of the end of motorsport season “Night of Champions” celebration at the R&D Centre in Weissach.
The 911 GT3 Cup is always identical to the GT3 RS. So, this is how the upcoming 911 GT3 RS will look alike minus the stickers and the large rear spoiler. So, I speculate the new 911 GT3 RS will look amazing for sure!
The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is powered by a 3.8-litre flat 6 cylinder engine that generating 460hp (338kW) @ 7,500rpm and mated with a 6-speed dog-type gearbox developed by Porsche Motorsport which is operated via shift paddles at the steering wheel for the first time in a Porsche brand trophy race car transmits the power to the rear axle. Precisely, it is now 10hp more than its predecessor.
The single piece race wheels with centre mount were also newly designed by Porsche Motorsport. The width of the Michelin race slicks was increased by 2cm to 27cm at the front and by 10mm at the rear axle to now measure 31cm.
A newly developed race braking system further improves the excellent endurance qualities compared to its successful predecessor. The 380mm slotted and inner-vented steel brake rotors at the front axle are decelerated by 6-piston aluminium fixed callipers. The rear axle features a 4-piston version.
On the safety aspect, the newly designed safety cage protects the driver in case of a roll or a collision as does a newly developed race seat which is distinctively shaped around the head and shoulders and can be adjusted individually with the help of padding. A rescue hatch in the roof provides easy access for primary medical attention and for the extrication of the driver.
“The new 911 GT3 Cup is much easier to drive at the limit,” says Porsche works driver Timo Bernhard, who was significantly involved in the development of the new vehicle. “The car is excellently balanced. The new axle geometry is enormously positive for the handling. Apart from that the new Cup 911 is great fun to drive.”
Like its predecessor the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is produced in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen on the same assembly line as the road legal models. At the Motorsport Centre in Weissach it receives a general set-up for the circuit and is tested by a professional race driver before delivery to the customers. Just like its predecessors, the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is only available exclusively in white.
Photo Gallery: 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup