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Porsche Carrera Cup Great BritainPorsche 911 GT3 Safety Car Debuts at Rockingham


The road-going equivalent of the sensational Porsche 911GT3 Cup car has been introduced as the exclusive safety car for rounds of the
Porsche Carrera Cup GB. The new safety car was in action for the first time over the weekend (21/22 April) at Rockingham and will now be a permanent feature at all rounds of the Carrera Cup GB.

The GT3 road car draws extensively on the race-proven pedigree of the 911GT3 Cup car, and impresses not only in normal day-to-day driving but also on the racetrack. The model being used as safety car for the
Carrera Cup will share the race track with a field of race cars at most major UK venues in 2007.

The 415-bhp 3.6-liter flat-six engine produces a specific output of
115.3 bhp per liter of displacement. This performance places the new-generation GT3 in its displacement class at the pinnacle of road-legal production sports cars with naturally aspirated engines. The driver has a revised six-speed transmission at his disposal. It impresses with its very short gearlever travel and, thanks to the lower ratios of second to sixth gears, ideally complements the racy engine.

New for the GT3 is a change-up display, which lights up on the rev counter shortly before the relevant engine speed is reached. It provides an additional signal at the best time to change gear. The GT3 accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 4.3 seconds, and reaches 100mph from a standing start in 8.7 seconds. Its top speed is 194mph.

The new 911 GT3 boasts an active chassis for the first time.
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) offers two sporty chassis in one: the basic configuration is largely similar to that of the previous model and is suitable for driving on alternating road surfaces. In sport mode, the system switches to harder damping, thereby enabling even better dynamism on the racetrack.

The 911 GT3 is available now from £79,540, for additional information please visit www.porsche.co.uk

For more information, contact Paul Lawrence, Porsche Carrera Cup GB media co-ordinator, tel 01952 510382 (e-mail: paul@tfmmedia.com).

22/4/2007