lbs per hp
118.4 hp per liter
(from Porsche Press
Release) New Edition of the Worlds Most Successful Racing Car
Stuttgart. Stronger, wider, faster the new version of the Porsche
911 GT3 Cup offers its many customers the world over even greater
value than ever before. The successor to the best-selling racing car
of all time built in a production series of more than 1,400 units is
based for the first time on the 911 GT3 RS, with the weight of the
racing model reduced significantly versus the lightweight road-going
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.
Engine capacity is up by 0.2 litres over the former model, engine
output is 30 bhp more than before. The most important facts and
figures: 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 new GT3 Cup is clearly recognisable at very first sight through
the special looks and design of the front end. The striking daytime
driving lights come straight from the current generation of the 911,
the front body panels are the same as on the 911 GT3 RS. The front
spoiler lip is however 15 millimetres or almost 0.6 lower to
provide significantly more downforce on the front axle. Downforce on
the rear axle is also increased by the 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 rear air dam with its striking air
vent openings as well as the rear lights in LED technology, in turn,
come straight from the road model.
The power unit featured in the new 911 GT3 Cup is largely identical
to the production engine in the 911 GT3 RS same output of 450 bhp
and same maximum engine speed of 8,500 rpm. Capacity of the Cup
engine, however, is up from 3.6 litres on the former model to 3.8
litres on the new car, helping to increase engine power by 30 bhp.
A racing exhaust system with a fully controlled catalytic converter
helps to reduce harmful emissions to a minimum. As an exclusive
feature in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup held on the occasion of the
FIA Formula 1 World Championship races, the new 911 GT3 Cup comes
with a modified, special exhaust system offering an even more
dynamic and muscular sound. Another feature exclusive to the
Supercup version is PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes also
available on Porsches road models. Compared with the composite cast
brake discs featured on the Carrera Cup cars, this reduces 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.
Additional Unibal joints are featured on the track control arms and
the sword-shaped anti-roll bars front and rear are now adjustable to
seven different positions on both sides, allowing an even more
precise set-up of the car in accordance with the respective race
The cockpit of the new 911 GT3 Cup caters even more than before for
the specific needs of the driver. An additional vent in the upper
part of the front lid, for example, provides the driver with an even
better supply of fresh air. The controls for the Info Display are
now positioned directly on the steering wheel housing a total of six
switches. And in addition to fore-and-aft adjustment, the steering
wheel may now also be adjusted for height as on the regular
The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup available exclusively in Carrara White
will be delivered to customers as of the end of October. In the
upcoming season it will be raced in no less than seven cup trophies
not only in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the occasion of Formula
1 races, but also in the Porsche Carrera Cups in Germany, Asia,
Japan, and Italy, as well as the GT3 Cup Challenges in the USA and
the Middle East.
The Euro base-price is Euro 149,850.- without value-added tax.