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Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (991) (2013 – 2016)

Continues to be the most successful race car in the world.

Porsche 991 GT3 Cup (991) Profile - Large
Model
Porsche 991 GT3 Cup (991)
Years
2013 - 2016
Production
N/A
Engine
3.8 L Watercooled Flat 6
Power
460 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Torque
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0 - 60 mph
N/A
Top Speed
175 mph

(2013-2016) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (991) – Ultimate Guide

Engine: 3.8-litre 338 kW, max rpm 8500 / Gearbox: sequential, 6-speed / Brakes: front 380×32 mm 6-piston, rear 380x30mm 4-piston / Wheels & tires: front 10.5×18 with 27/65-18, rear 12×18 with 31/71-18, Michelin slicks / Fuel tank: 100 litre / Weight: 1175 kg / 2590 lbs / Power-to-weight: 131 W/lb / 288 W/kg / Top speed set by gearing: 175 mph / 281 km/h

The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is the most successful race car in the world. Since 1998, 2,395 units of the near standard vehicle for customer sport were produced. The new edition of the 911 GT3 Cup is the motorsports version of the future 911 GT3 and as such is the first race car that is based on the seventh generation of the sports car icon from Zuffenhausen. The 911 GT3 Cup will be run exclusively in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2013. The car for one-make racing made its debut on the occasion of the end of motorsport season “Night of Champions” celebration at the R&D Centre in Weissach.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is powered by a 3.8-litre six-cylinder flat engine. It generates 460 hp (338 kW) at 7,500 revs, surpassing the predecessor by 10 hp. A six-speed dog-type gearbox developed by Porsche Motorsport which is operated via shift paddles at the steering wheel for the first time in a Porsche brand trophy race car transmits the power to the rear axle. The single piece race wheels with centre mount were also newly designed by Porsche Motorsport. The width of the Michelin race slicks was increased by two centimetres to 27 centimetres at the front and by ten millimetres at the rear axle to now measure 31 centimetres.

A newly developed race braking system further improves the excellent endurance qualities compared to its successful predecessor. The 380 millimetre slotted and inner-vented steel brake rotors at the front axle are decelerated by six-piston aluminium fixed callipers. The rear axle features a four-piston version.
During the development of the new car a particular emphasis was put on the driver safety. A newly designed safety cage protects the pilot in case of a roll or a collision as does a newly developed race seat which is distinctively shaped around the head and shoulders and can be adjusted individually with the help of padding. A rescue hatch in the roof provides easy access for primary medical attention and for the extrication
of the driver.
“The new 911 GT3 Cup is much easier to drive at the limit,” says Porsche works driver Timo Bernhard, who was significantly involved in the development of the new vehicle. “The car is excellently balanced. The new axle geometry is enormously positive for the handling. Apart from that the new Cup 911 is great fun to drive.”

Like its predecessor the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is produced in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen on the same assembly line as the road legal models. At the Motorsport Centre in Weissach it receives a general set-up for the circuit and is tested by a professional race driver before delivery to the customers. The basic price for the vehicle, which is available exclusively in white, is 181,200 Euro plus the country-specific value added tax.

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A rescue hatch in the roof provides easy access for primary medical attention and for the extrication of the driver© Porsche
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Different design compared to 991 street models© Porsche
Porsche Motorsport center in Weissach© Porsche
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While on the 991 Carrera the letters are plastic, here they are lighter decals© Porsche
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Air jack connector© Porsche
Front spoiler flic© Porsche
Proper steel rotors, no ceramics© Porsche
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The door opener is from 1985-1991 Porsche 944© Porsche
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Sequential gearbox© Porsche
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2013 May 11, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup first round in Barcelona: 9 time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb learning to drive the 991 GT3 Cup© Porsche
Race engineer Andrea Mercatelli explains his 2013 991 GT3 Cup car
Sean Edwards #14 was the leader of the 2013 Porsche Supercup until he died on October 15, 2013, in an accident while sitting on the instructor’s seat. Edwards posthumously scored second in the championship.© Porsche
2013 Porsche Supercup winner Nicki Thiim and team mate Kevin Estre, who scored 4th in Supercup, but won the 2013 Carrera Cup Germany in a 997© Porsche
2013 Porsche Supercup winner Nicki Thiim (he also scored 3rd with 997 in 2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany). Nicki Thiim and Sean Edwards were also the drivers in the team that won the 2013 Nürburgring 24H driving a Mercedes SLS GT3.© Porsche
2014 May: 25 years of Carrera Cup photo made at Oschersleben race track© Porsche
2014 June Carrera Cup race at Le Mans
2014 June 29: Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland (PCCD) race at Norisring© Porsche
2014 July: 991 GT3 Cup is also perfect for the tarmac rally – Timo Bernhard won the 41. Homburger ADAC Bergrennen (hill climb) in Germany© Porsche
2014 July 19 Hockenheimring: Actor Patrick Dempsey preparing for the July 20 Supercup race© Porsche
2014 July 19 Hockenheimring: Michael Ammermüller on two wheels. He scored 3rd in Supercup in 2013 and in 2014 and also 2nd in 2014 PCCD© Porsche
2014 July 27: Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup start at Hungaroring© Porsche
2014 September 7: Supercup start at Monza where #8 Christian Engelhart is not bothering to fit into to curve with the others. He scores 3rd in PCCD 2014 season.© Porsche
2014 September 13: PCCD race start at Lausitzring© Porsche
Connor de Philippi, 2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany Rookie of the Year, is known for aggressive driving style which as a downside also has caused some mistakes. In 2014 de Philippi was 11th in Porsche Supercup and 8th in Carrera Cup Deutschland (incl. one race victory).© Porsche
Philipp Eng at 2014 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race in Monaco where he scored 2nd. By the end of the 2014 Supercup season his position was 5th.© Porsche
Philipp Eng at 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland race at Hockenheimring on October 18. The last race of the season took place the next day on the same track and although Eng scored 3rd in the final race, he managed to win the season with 2 points ahead of Michael Ammermüller who won the last race of the season.© Porsche
2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland winner Philipp Eng© Porsche
Earl Bamber at the Supercup race in Monza in 2014 where he scored 3rd. Like in business, like in sport – it takes cutting corners to get the medal.© Porsche
2014 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup winner Earl Bamber© Porsche
2015 February, Levi, Finland© Porsche
2015 May 15, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland event on Nürburgring Nordschleife shows Sven Müller flying. He did not take part of the first races of the 2015 PCCD season and scored 7th, but in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2015 season he scored second.© Porsche
2015 May 15, Nordschleife: PCCD qualification 5th Robert Renauer flying high© Porsche
2015 May 16, Nordschleife: Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland race 2nd Philipp Eng© Porsche
2015 Supercup event at Spa-Francorchamps© Porsche
Philipp Eng – 2015 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup winner and 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland winner© Porsche
2016 advertising photo© Porsche

The 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany season was won by Sven Müller, who won 10 races out of 16, which is a record in the Carrera Cup Deutschland series that has been held since 1990. He also won the 2016 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup!

2016 Carrera Cup Deutschland winner Sven Müller© Porsche

For the 2016 Supercup race held in Austin, Texas, 26 Porsche 991 GT3 Cup cars were loaded into a jumbo jet with space remaining!

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars packed into the jumbo cargo jet
2016, Supercup cars heading from Stuttgart to Austin in Boeing 747-400F© Porsche
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car packed into the jumbo cargo jet
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Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars packed into the jumbo cargo jet
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2016 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup winner Sven Müller© Porsche
2016 Porsche double-champion Sven Müller has a tattoo saying “Racing is life”© Porsche
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