You’re looking at the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup that can be yours for just 181,200 Euro (not including tax, of course). This is new 991-based racer will be used exclusively in the one-make race called Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2013.
You’ll find the 3.8 litre flat six in the engine bay, which creates 460 hp at 7,500 rpm, which is 10 hp more than the predecessor. Transferring the power to the rear axle is a six-speed dog-type gearbox developed by Porsche Motorsport. This transmission has the honour of being the first Porsche brand trophy race car to have paddle shifters.
The 911 GT3 Cup wears single-piece race wheels, designed by Porsche Motorsport, wrapped with Michelin race slicks. The rubbers have been increased to 27 cm at the front and 31 cm at the rear.
The braking system is new. The front has 380 mm slotted and inner-vented steel brake rotors at the front axles that are brought to a halt by six-piston aluminium calipers. The rear features the four-piston version.
To keep your internal organs inside you in case of accident, Porsche asks you to slip into the new seat that is shaped around the head and shoulders, which can be adjusted with the help of padding. Interior reinforcements include a newly designed cage and a rescue hatch to make it easier for early medical responders get in and you out of the car.
The racing 911 is made in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, on the same assembly line as the non-racing models. Every car made will be tested by a professional race driver at the Motorsport Centre before delivery to the customer. There’s only one colour choice available: white.