Porsche 911 991 GT3 Cup 3.8 (2013-2016)

Date of unveil by Porsche AG: December 8, 2012
Premiere: December 8, 2012 "Night of Champions" at Porsche Weissach

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Technical specifications

Engine: 3.8-litre 338 kW, max rpm 8500
Gearbox: sequential, 6-speed
Brakes: front 380x32 mm 6-piston, rear 380x30mm 4-piston
Wheels & tyres: front 10.5x18 with 27/65-18, rear 12x18 with 31/71-18 Michelin slicks
Fuel tank: 100 L
Weight: 1175 kg / 2590 lbs
Power-to-weight: 131 W/lb / 288 W/kg
Top speed set by gearing: 175 mph / 281 km/h

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While on the 991 Carrera the letters are plastic, here they are lighter decals© Porsche
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Between 1998-2012, 2395 996/997 GT3 Cup cars were produced making 911 GT3 Cup the most successful production race car in the world.

2013 March 5. Geneva Motor Show, 991 GT3 & GT3 Cup launch. Persons featured in the video include Andreas Preuninger (Manager, Porsche High Performance Cars), Jacky Ickx and Michael Mauer (Director Porsche Style).
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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
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2014 May: 25 years of Carrera Cup photo made at Oschersleben race track© Porsche
2014 June Carrera Cup race at Le Mans
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2014 June 29: Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland (PCCD) race at Norisring © Porsche
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2014 July: 991 GT3 Cup is also perfect for the tarmac rally - Timo Bernhard won the 41. Homburger ADAC Bergrennen (hill race) in Germany© Porsche
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2014 July 19 Hockenheimring: Actor Patrick Dempsey preparing for the July 20 Supercup race © Porsche
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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
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2014 July 27: Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup start at Hungaroring © Porsche
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2015 May 15, Nordschleife: PCCD qualification 5th Robert Renauer flying high© Porsche
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2015 May 16, Nordschleife: Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland race 2nd Philipp Eng© Porsche
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2015 Supercup event at Spa-Francorchamps© Porsche
Philipp Eng - 2015 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup winner and 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland winner© Porsche
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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!

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2016 Porsche double-champion Sven Müller has a tattoo saying "Racing is life" © Porsche
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The total number of the Porsche 911 991.1 GT3 Cup 3.8 cars made was 636.

991 GT3 Cup 3.8 racing series and champions

991 Supercup (GT3 Cup 3.8) GT3 Cup 4.0
2013 Mobil
1. Nicki Thiim
2. Sean Edwards
3. Michael Ammermüller
2014 Mobil
1. Earl Bamber
2. Jakub Giermaziak
3. Michael Ammermüller
2015 Mobil
1. Philipp Eng
2. Sven Müller
3. Michael Ammermüller
2016 Mobil
1. Sven Müller
2. Matteo Cairoli
3. Mathieu Jaminet
997 991 Carrera Cup Germany (GT3 Cup 3.8) GT3 Cup 4.0
2014
1. Philipp Eng
2. Michael Ammermüller
3. Christian Engelhart
2015
1. Philipp Eng
2. Christian Engelhart
3. Jeffrey Schmidt
2016
1. Sven Müller
2. Christian Engelhart
3. Dennis Olsen
997 991 Carrera Cup France (GT3 Cup 3.8)
2014
1. Côme Ledogar
2. Maxime Jousse
3. Tom Dillmann
2015
1. Maxime Jousse
2. Mathieu Jaminet
3. Steven Palette
2016
1. Mathieu Jaminet
2. Joffrey De Narda
3. Florian Latorre
2017
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2.
3.
997 991 Carrera Cup Japan (GT3 Cup 3.8)
2014
1. Ryo Ogawa
2. Naoya Yamano
3. Tsubasa Kondo
2015
1. Yuya Motojima
2. Tsubasa Kondo
3. Rintaro Kubo
2016
1. Ikari Goto
2. Masaru Hamasaki
3. Tsugio Haruyama
2017
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2.
3.
997 991 Carrera Cup Asia (GT3 Cup 3.8)
2014
1. Earl Bamber
2. Martin Ragginger
3. Alexandre Imperatori
2015
1. Chris van der Drift
2. Craig Baird
3. Nico Menzel
2016
1. Nico Menzel
2. Maxime Jousse
3. Mitch Gilbert
2017
1.
2.
3.
997 991 Carrera Cup Australia (GT3 Cup 3.8)
2014
1. Steven Richards
2. Warren Luff
3. Craig Baird
2015
1. Nick Foster
2. David Russell
3. Matt Campbell
2016
1. Matt Campbell
2. Alex Davison
3. David Wall
2017
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2.
3.
997 991 Carrera Cup GB (GT3 Cup 3.8)
2014
1. Josh Webster
2. Michael Meadows
3. Paul Rees
2015
1. Daniel Cammish
2. Michael Meadows
3. Josh Webster
2016
1. Daniel Cammish
2. Dino Zamparelli
3. Charlie Eastwood
2017
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2.
3.
997 991 Carrera Cup Scandinavia (GT3 Cup 3.8)
2014
1. Oscar Palm
2. Lars-Bertil Rantzow
3. Mats Karlsson
2015
1. Johan Kristoffersson
2. Oscar Palm
3. Jocke Mangs
2016
1. Fredrik Larsson
2. Philip Morin
3. Jocke Mangs
2017
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2.
3.
997 991 Carrera Cup Italy (GT3 Cup 3.8)
2014
1. Matteo Cairoli
2. Vito Postiglione
3. Gianluca Giraudi
2015
1. Riccardo Agostini
2. Côme Ledogar
3. Mattia Drudi
2016
1. Côme Ledogar
2. Mattia Drudi
3. Alessio Rovera
2017
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