(from Porsche Press
Release) Porsche Cars GB has re-affirmed its long-term
commitment to British motorsport by unveiling the car that will be
used in the Carrera Cup GB for at least the next three years.
The all-new 911 GT3 Cup (Type 997) will be introduced in the 2006
Carrera Cup and continue for 2007 and 2008 in a new three-year
programme. The existing model (Type 996) has been used in the
Carrera Cup GB since the championship was introduced in 2003.
The new model was officially unveiled at a reception at Porsche Cars
Reading on the evening of Saturday 30 April.
Since it first supported the British Touring Car Championship in
2003, the Porsche Carrera Cup GB has become firmly established as
the fastest single marque racing series on the UK’s premier national
motorsport calendar. The combination of evocative sports coupe
styling and characteristic rear-engine design makes the Porsche 911
a favourite for drivers seeking a precisely engineered, powerful
race car, and one that is immediately recognisable by spectators and
The next evolution of the Carrera Cup GB will build on this proven
reputation and continue to offer competitors the same high level of
support from Porsche Cars GB. An extensive prize fund, excellent
technical support, race centre hospitality, championship management,
TV coverage and media services will all continue to underpin the
Porsche Carrera Cup GB.