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Speed on the waterPorsche GT3 Cup cars on their way

Speed on the water - Porsche GT3 Cup cars on their way

Australia. The full grid of cars for next year’s Porsche Carrera Cup Australia (PCCA) series return have left Porsche racing headquarters in Weissach, Germany, bound for Australia.

The 22 thoroughbred racing machines were loaded onto a vessel earlier this week and are expected to arrive in Melbourne in mid January of next year.

“The cars, the parts and all the hardware have been loaded and locked into containers and are on their way,” says Porsche Motorsport Development Manager, Jamey Blaikie.

The new 2011 model GT3 Cup car features a bigger and more powerful 3.8-litre boxer engine now developing 450 hp (331 kW), up significantly from its predecessor’s 400 hp.

Increased frontal downforce and a massive rear wing ensures greater stability at high speed, while the new car’s wider track and race-bred suspension provides optimum handling.

Each GT3 Cup car tips the scales at approximately 1,200 kgs and is ready to race at $267,705 (excluding GST) apart from fuel, stickers and driver.

The PCCA returns to Australian race tracks at the Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix from March 24 – 27, 2011.