Since 1998, Porsche has sold over 3,000 of its incredible GT3 Cup racers, making this a really good business for the company, and drool-inducing material for us, mere mortals and petrol-heads who can’t really afford one. But the German automaker is a bit cruel and it’s now teasing us with the new version of an old-school success.
Part of the company’s amazing display at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is dedicated to the racetrack and has left the turbo universe for others to enjoy. Powered by an impressive 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat six, good for about 485 hp, this race car promises to deliver more extreme driving experiences, alongside the massive six-foot-wide rear wing and racing slicks.
The vehicle’s construction is perfect for some track fun, benefiting from just steel and aluminum, with the cabin quipped with nothing else but the bare minimum. As a result, this Porsche 911 GT3 weighs in at just 1,200 kilograms (2,645 lbs), with a full roll cage included, plus a bucket seat reinforced around the head and shoulders, as well as an emergency hatch in the roof.
This new GT3 racer from Porsche is set to debut next season and take on the other fierce competitors; things should get interesting really fast, pardon the pun. What would be really cool is to take a day off and put this thing through its paces at the Nurburgring. Where do we sign up?