Introducing Weissach’s sharpest track tool yet: 911 GT3 Cup S
8 February 2008

Anyone looking to spend £220,000 pounds on a car in which to go around in very fast circles need this week look no further than Stuttgart. This – quite possibly the quickest and most purposeful-looking Porsche 911 ever to be offered as a customer racing car – is the new GT3 Cup S.It’s designed to comply with FIA GT3 regulations, and based on the 911 GT3 RS. Porsche buffs will know that the 997 GT3 Cup takes its body from the more ordinary 911 GT3. The new Cup S, then, has wider wheelarches than the Cup and room for wider wheels and tyres.And its advantages don’t end there. The 3.6-litre flat six in the back of it is almost identical to Porsche’s racing engine from the Mobil1 Supercup. Thanks to some ECU and exhaust changes, it produces 434bhp, while a standard Cup makes do with 420bhp. The Cup S also has a larger and more effective aero kit than the Cup which, combined with its wider tyres, should give it significantly better high-speed cornering potential. It borrows several lightweight chassis components from the GT2-class 911 GT3 RSR.Watch out for them at Le Mans in June – probably somewhere near the head of the GT3 class, if pedigree is anything to go by.

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