Porsche revealed today the 2011 911 GT3 Cup, a new race car that will make its debut in the 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship. Based for the first time on the 911 GT3 RS road car, the new car was designed to for racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Championships around the globe but also on the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup.
As expected, the engine capacity was increased by 0.2 litres, which means that the rear-mounted 3.8-litre six-cylinder horizontally-opposed power delivers 450 hp, with 30 hp more than before. The engine is mated to a sequential six-speed manual gearbox, and is fitted with a limited slip differential.
Furthermore, the car has a total weight of 1,200 kg, which means that it is with 170 kg lighter than the standard car which has a total weight of 1,370 kg.
Regarding its design, the new car comes with daytime driving lights from the current generation of the 911, new front body panels found also on the 911 GT3 RS and a new front spoiler with 15 millimetres (approx 0.6“) lower in order to provide from downforce.
Moreover, there is a new rear wing extended in width from 1.46 to 1.70 metres (57.5 to 66.9”), a new rear bumper with distinctive air vent openings and LED technology rear lights.
In addition, wider front wheel arches and flared rear wheel housings were installed for wider wheels. The new front wheels measure 9.5 J x 18 (previously 9 J x 18) and are wrapped in 24/64-18 Michelin racing tyres. The rear wheels have increased by one inch and now measure 12 J x 18 with 27/68-18 tyres.