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Carrera Cup prepares for next generation racerPorsche now taking orders for next generation 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991) race car


Porsche’s latest incarnation of the world’s most successful race car, the 911 GT3 Cup, is now available to order for the 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia championship.

A limited number of the purpose-built race car is destined for Australian shores to be exclusively raced in the Australian one-make sports car championship in 2014.

All current Participation Agreement holders were given the first look at the new GT3 Cup car at Porsche Rennsport Australia and now have first right until July 01, 2013, to secure one of the new race cars.

Post July 01, the new 911 GT3 Cup cars will be offered to existing Porsche clients who have previously expressed an interest in entering the Carrera Cup ranks.

Pending availability, potential new competitors to the championship can then secure any remaining cars for the 2014 Carrera Cup season as of August 01, 2013.

The all-new 911 racer will be delivered to respective buyers at a four-day hand over event in early 2014, consisting of two days of compulsory Teams technical training followed by two days of compulsory on-track testing.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars are priced at €171,600 (ex-Factory) plus freight, spare parts packages, duties and taxes.

Porsche Cars Australia Motorsport Manager Jamey Blaikie is pleased with the initial interest in the new generation 911 GT3 Cup car and is looking forward to rolling out the latest Carrera Cup machine to the Australian market.

“The demand for this car in the market is strong and will continue to be until we sell the final available car ahead of the 2014 season,” said Blaikie.

“Buying a new 911 GT3 Cup doesn’t only secure you a brilliant race car. The purchase of each GT3 Cup from Porsche Cars Australia is coupled with the added value of securing the ability to enter the 2014 Carrera Cup season, which cannot be purchased separately.

“Importantly, demand for the GT3 Cup cars currently racing in Carrera Cup has remained comparatively strong. With GT3 Cup Challenge and Porsche enthusiasts providing a steady marketplace, some of the current generation cars are being sold for as high as $150,000.”

With over 2,400 units sold worldwide since 1998, the 911 GT3 Cup is the world’s most successful race car, with the new model to become the fourth generation GT3 Cup car to be introduced into the Carrera Cup Australia championship since its 2003 inception.


Summary of Technical Specifications:

Concept
– Single-seated, purpose-built race car
– Based on the 911 GT3

Bodywork
– Lightweight bodywork with aluminium-steel composite construction
– Welded-in roll cage

Engine
– Aluminium six-cylinder rear-mounted boxer engine
– 3,800 cc; stroke 76.4 mm; bore 102.7 mm
– Max. power: 338 kW (460 hp) at 7,500 rpm
– Max. rpm: 8,500 rpm

Transmission
– Porsche six-speed sequential dog-type gearbox
– Internal pressure-oil lubrication with active oil cooling
– Limited slip differential
– Triple-disc sintered metal race clutch
– Pneumatic paddle shift system

Suspension
Front axle:
– McPherson suspension strut, adjustable in height, wheel camber and track
Rear axle:
– Multilink rear suspension, adjustable in height, wheel camber and track

Brake System
Two independent brake circuits for front and rear
axle, adjustable by the driver via brake balance system
Front axle:
– Aluminium six-piston racing callipers in monobloc design
– Multipiece steel brake discs; internally vented and sloted,
380 mm diameter
Rear axle:
– Aluminium four-piston racing callipers in monobloc design
– Multipiece steel brake discs; internally vented and sloted,
380 mm diameter

Rims and Tyres
Front axle:
– Single-piece Porsche Design light-alloy rims with centre lock, 10.5J x 18 ET 28
Rear axle:
– Single-piece Porsche Design light-alloy rims with centre lock, 12J x 18 ET 53

Weight
– Approximately 1,175 kg

Measurements
– Length: 4,547 mm
– Width: 1,851 mm
– Height: 1,280 mm
– Wheelbase: 2,458 mm

19/6/2013