|Porsche 911 GT3 Cup|
|Category||Supercup Grand Prix|
|Suspension (front)||McPherson spring strut axle; Sachs gas pressure dampers; double coil springs (main and ancillary spring); front axle arms adjustable for camber with Unibal joints; seven position adjustable sword-type anti-roll bar; reinforced front axle crossbar with six-point fastening and double clamping; power steering with electrohydraulic pressure supply.|
|Suspension (rear)|| Multi-arm axle with rigidly mounted axle subframe; Sachs gas pressure dampers; double coil springs (main and ancillary spring); rear axle track arm adjustable for camber with Unibal joints; rear axle tiebar reinforced and infinitely adjustable; seven position adjustable sword-type anti-roll bar.|
Complete suspension infinitely adjustable (height, camber, track).
|Engine||3.8 litre (3,598 cc) watercooled Flat-Six|
|Power|| 450 bhp (331 kW) @ 8500 rpm|
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
|Transmission||6-speed gearbox with sequential jaw-type shift; compressed oil lubrication; oil/water heat exchanger; single-mass flywheel; hydraulic disengagement lever; 5.5-inch three-plate sintered metal clutch; limited-slip differential 40/60 %, RWD.|
|Tyres|| Front: Three-piece BBS light-alloy wheels (9.5J x 18); ET 43 with central locking;|
Michelin racing tyres (24/64-18).
Rear: Three-piece BBS light-alloy wheels (12J x 18); ET 30 with central locking;
Michelin racing tyres (27/68-18).
|Debut||pending (if not yet introduced)|
|Designer||Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)|
The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is a  track-ready Racing/Supercar designed by Porsche and tuned by Porsche's Racing Department in Weissach from the Porsche 911 GT3. The car is intended to be sold to wealthy privateers to campaign in the 2008 season Mobil1 Supercup, Carrera Cup and GT3 Cup Challenge. Power comes from the 3.6 litre flat-six producing 420 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, however, the body has received an extensive stripping and dieting that it now weighs only 2491 lb. This gives the car a 117 hp/litre power ratio out of the naturally aspirated engine.
With 1400 units sold since 1998, the GT3 Cup is the best-selling and one of the most dominant race cars in history.
- 2011 sees yet another update to the venerable GT3 Cup. The new car is now based on the GT3 RS and, along with it, features a wider body that can accommodate bigger wheels, tires and brakes, an aggressive aero package that provides more downforce and LED lighting for when tracks go dark and dreary. Power and weight hasn't changed from the outgoing model, however. Pricing starts at £94,600 (US$149,755) plus VAT and deliveries to customers will begin in early 2011. 
- For 2010, Porsche has unveiled an update to the GT3 Cup featuring revised front and rear fascia, a 44mm (1.7") wider rear body (to accommodate larger tires), a 15mm (0.6") lower front spoiler lip (for more downforce on the front axle), and a larger rear wing (for additional downforce on the rear axle). Weighing in at just 1,200 kg (2,646 lb), the car also features Porsche new 3.8 litre flat-six developing 450 bhp (331 kW) at 8,500 rpm. Acceleration is said to be under 4 seconds while top speed is pegged at 314 km/h (195 mph). Available starting October 2009 and only in Carrara White, prices start at €149,850.
2011 GT3 Cup
2010 GT3 Cup
2008 GT3 Cup
Complete Racing Results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)
Notes and references
|Ferdinand Porsche||Corporate website||A subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group|
- Porsche's 420 HP 911 GT3 Cup car
- 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Race Car Revealed Ahead of Frankfurt Debut
- Porsche upgrades world's best-selling racing car with new RS-based 911 GT3 Cup