During the recent Porsche celebration of “The Night of the Champions”, the fabled German automaker has officially unveiled the 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
The model is reportedly based on the next generation of 911 GT3 and sports an evolutionary design with a brand new front bumper with carbon fiber canards and front splitter. In addition, the package mounted on the Cup also includes a set of single-piece racing wheels wrapped in wider Michelin racing tires, a centrally mounted dual exhaust system and a huge rear wing.
As usual, the cockpit focuses on the driver and ensures an angled center stack, digital instrument cluster and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. Furthermore, the German automotive brand has also fitted the interior with newly-developed racing seats, a roof rescue hatch which ensures facile extrication of the driver in the case of an unfortunate crash and a newly-improved roll cage.
Muscle wise, the GT3 Cup houses a 3.8-liter flat-6 engine which boasts an output of 460 HP (338 kW), 10 HP (7 kW) higher than the predecessor, the 2012 Porsche GT3 Cup. The impulse gets to the wheels via a 6-speed “dog-type” transmission operated by the driver through a set of shift paddles placed on the steering wheel.
Timo Bernhard, Porsche’s works driver, says “the new 911 GT3 Cup is much easier to drive at the limit. The car is excellently balanced. The new axle geometry is enormously positive for the handling. Apart from that, the new Cup 911 is great fun to drive.”
The price of the brand new 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup starts at €181,200, VAT included. It will compete in the anxiously awaited Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, due to begin during the inception of 2013.