The new Porsche GT3 Cup is up by 30bhp over the old version
27 October 2010

Porsche has announced that its 2011 911 GT3 Cup race car will be based on the harder and faster 911 GT3 RS.

This replaces the current GT3, and features a wider body to accommodate bigger wheels and also houses the slightly larger 3.8-litre flat-six engine with 444bhp: up by 30bhp on the outgoing version.

Read the review of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Changes to the new car for the Cup racer include a weight reduction of 170kgs to 1200kgs and bigger front and rear spoilers for increased down-force on track. LED lights are directly carried over from the road car, as are the front body panels.

The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup will cost just over £111,000 and deliveries to customers will begin in early 2011.

Over 1,400 911 GT3 Cups have been sold since 1998, making it the best selling race car of all time, Porsche claims.

Our Verdict

Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is a sublime all-purpose sports car

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Lexus LC500
    Car review
    20 October 2017
    Futuristic Lexus LC coupé mixes the latest technology with an old-school atmospheric V8
  • Maserati Levante S GranSport
    First Drive
    20 October 2017
    Get ready to trade in your diesels: Maserati’s luxury SUV finally gets the engine it’s always needed
  • Jaguar XF Sportbrake TDV6
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The handsome Jaguar XF Sportbrake exhibits all the hallmarks that makes the saloon great, and with the silky smooth diesel V6 makes it a compelling choice
  • Volkswagen T-Roc TDI
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    Volkswagen's new compact crossover has the looks, the engineering and the build quality to be a resounding success, but not with this diesel engine
  • BMW M550i
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The all-paw M550i is a fast, effortless mile-muncher, but there's a reason why it won't be sold in the UK