Engineers gave the further improvement of driver safety high priority again in the development of the new Cup vehicle. Drivers are protected by a redesigned safety cage and race seat, specially moulded around the head and shoulders and individually adjustable with the help of a padding system. A rescue hatch in the roof provides easy access for primary medical attention and for the extrication of the driver. As with the road-legal car, the body of the new 911 GT3 Cup combines highest rigidity with low weight thanks to its smart aluminium-steel composite construction. The latest 911 GT3 Cup weighs in at just 1,175 kilograms.