This is the brand new 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup: stronger, faster and wider that all previous versions! The new GT3 continues the tradition of the best-selling racing car of all time built in a production series of more than 1,400 units and it is based, as you may know already on the 2010 GT3 RS, which was unveiled last week!
This is the first GT3 Cup to feature the 44-millimetre (1.73") wider body at the rear, providing sufficient space for even larger wheels. Wider wheel arches also at the front clearly show that the front wheels are likewise new. Under the hood, the capacity of the engine was increased with by 0.2 litres over the former model, engine output is 30 bhp.
This new vehicle features the 3.8-litre six-cylinder horizontally-opposed power unit developing 450 bhp (331 kW), sequential six-speed manual gearbox, weight 1,200 kg (2,646 lb), racing version of the 911 GT3 RS.
The first visual appearance of the car shows special looks and design of the front end. The vehicle features the latest daytime driving lights, has a new front spoiler lip of 15 millimetres or almost 0.6" lower to provide significantly more downforce on the front axle while the rear axle uses a big rear wing extended in width from 1.46 to 1.70 metres (57.5 to 66.9") and fitted higher up as a feature carried over from the even faster 911 GT3 Cup S in international FIA GT3 racing.
The LED technology is used also by the rear lights. A brand new racing exhaust system with a fully controlled catalytic converter was installed in order to help reducing harmful emissions to a minimum.
A new ceramic composite braking system was also installed to reduce the weight of the car by approximately 20 kg or 44 lb. The wheel arches wider at the front and the flared wheel arches at the rear provide ample space for even wider wheels. Hence, the front axle comes with three-piece light-alloy rims measuring 9.5 J x 18 (previously 9 J x 18) and running on 24/64-18 Michelin racing tyres.
The three-piece light-alloy rims on the rear axle are up by one inch in width, now measuring 12 J x 18 and running on 27/68-18 tyres. Inside, the 911 GT3 Cup offers even more than before for the specific needs of the driver: controls for the Info Display are now positioned directly on the steering wheel housing a total of six switches and steering wheel may now also be adjusted for height as on the regular production car. The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is available exclusively in Carrara White and has a Euro base-price of €148,850! Deliveries are set to start In October!