Porsche 911 991 GT3 Cup 4.0

Date of unveil by Porsche AG: September 29, 2016
Premiere: September 29, 2016, Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l'automobile)

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Technical specifications and comparison

Modification Power Gearbox Wheels Tyres Brakes Weight Power-to-weight
MY2017 911 991.2 GT3 Cup 4.0 357 kW @7500 rpm (redline 8500) Sequential, 6-speed 10.5+12x18" 27/65 + 31/71 380 mm 1200 kg / 2646 lb 135 W/lb / 298 W/kg
MY2013 911 991.1 GT3 Cup 3.8 338 kW @7500 rpm (redline 8500) Sequential, 6-speed 10.5+12x18" 27/65 + 31/71 380 mm 1175 kg / 2590 lb 131 W/lb / 288 W/kg

Before the production of the 911 991.2 GT3 Cup, 3031 units of the 911 GT3 Cup have been built in the 996, 997 and 991.1 generations. Porsche is the most-sold GT racing car in the world. Naturally!

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The brakes are 380 mm front and rear with 6-piston calipers at the front and 4-piston at the rear (like on the 3.8)© Porsche
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The fuel cell can be seen above the front axle. The capacity is 100 litres like on the predecessor.© Porsche
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The car is equipped with sensors & harness for retrofitting an ABS system© Porsche
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The seat has a padding system for adapting to individual driver (delivered with size M)© Porsche
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Behind the steering wheel is a Cosworth colour display with integrated fault diagnostics© Porsche
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The NACA air ducts in the front lid provide ventilation to cockpit© Porsche
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The electrohydraulic power steering system has an external control function for easy car manoeuvring© Porsche
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Removable roof section in compliance with the FIA safety regulations© Porsche
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Wheel dimensions unchanged: front 10.5" ET28 with 27/65-18 Michelins and rear 12" ET53 with 31/71-18 © Porsche
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The 72"/184 cm wide wing was also retained from the 991 GT3 Cup 3.8© Porsche
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The front spoiler design of the Cup car is naturally transferred to the 2017 991.2 GT3 street car© Porsche
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Let's go!© Porsche
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911 racing cars: 991.1 RSR 4.0, 991.1 GT3 R 4.0, 991.1 GT3 Cup 3.8, 991.2 GT3 Cup 4.0© Porsche
"Born in Flacht": Flacht is the location of the Porsche R&D center beside the Weissach village

Premiere at the 2016 Paris Motor Show


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2016 September 29: Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsports and GT cars (previously leader of the 918 Spyder project), and Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board of Porsche AG Research and Development© Porsche
Wolfgang Heinz Porsche (son of Ferry Porsche and grandson of Ferdinand Porsche) carries on the Porsche name in the company© Porsche

In 2017, the 911 GT3 Cup 4.0 is used in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, which is held alongside the F1 races, and in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. From 2018 it will be available for other Porsche Cup series. In total, there are around 20 race series in the world exclusively for the Porsche GT3 Cup cars. Porsche racing cars are sold directly by Porsche Motorsport in Weissach.

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2017 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Monaco, qualification, Dan Cammish flight
2017 May 26, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup qualification in Monaco: Dan Cammish flying. In the race he makes the fastest lap. This photo looks super cool, but shows that it takes bending the rules to be quick - or more exactly - cutting the corners.© Porsche
2017 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Monaco race winner Michael Ammermüller
2017 May 28, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Monaco race winner Michael Ammermüller. This is his third Supercup race win in a row and he would become the champion by the end of the season.© Porsche
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2017 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Silverstone, Dennis Olsen (pole position and winner)
2017 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Silverstone, Dennis Olsen (pole position and winner). This is not cutting corners anymore - victory first, honesty... © Porsche
Dennis Olsen
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2017 October, Hockenheimring, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland
Dennis Olsen training at Hockenheimring before the 2017 Carrera Cup Deutschland season closing weekend © Porsche
2017 Dennis Olsen
2017 October 14, Hockenheim: Dennis Olsen holds the second place cup from the race and has scored enough points to become the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany champion before the last race on October 15.© Porsche
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2017 October, Hockenheimring, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland
2017 October 15, Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, last race of the season © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991 GT3 Cup 4.0 under cover
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2017 Porsche Supercup tyres
Porsche Supercup Mexico rubber stock © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991 GT3 Cup 4.0 brake
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2017 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in Mexico
2017 October, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in Mexico © Porsche
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2017 Porsche Supercup Mexico, Michael Ammermüller
2017 October, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in Mexico: Michael Ammermüller scores second in both Mexican races, but wins the championship © Porsche
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2017 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup winner Michael Ammermüller (Lehner Racing)
The Lehner Racing team of the 2017 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup winner Michael Ammermüller © Porsche

For the 2018 season, 339 new GT3 Cup 4.0 cars were ordered. Never before have so many racing vehicles of one type been manufactured for one season - the 911 GT3 Cup remains the world’s top selling race car.

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2018 Porsche 911 991 GT3 Cup 4.0 steering wheel
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2018 Porsche 911 991 GT3 Cup 4.0 Dylan Pereira
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2018 Porsche 911 991 GT3 Cup 4.0 Nick Yelloly
Nick Yelloly © Porsche
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2018 Mobil 1 Supercup Barcelona, Porsche 911 GT3 4.0
2018 May 11, practising for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race© Porsche
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2018 Mobil 1 Supercup Barcelona, Porsche 911 GT3 4.0, on the air-jack
2018 May 12, a day before the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (which is in Catalonia, but not in Barcelona)© Porsche
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2018 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Monaco, Dylan Pereira, 911 GT3 Cup 4.0
2018 May 24, training for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race in Monaco, Dylan Pereira © Porsche
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2018 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Monaco, 911 GT3 Cup 4.0
2018 May 25, qualification for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race in Monaco, Michael Ammermüller. He would win the season for a second time in a row.© Porsche
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2018 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Monaco, 911 GT3 Cup 4.0
2018 May 25, qualification for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race in Monaco, Julien Andlauer© Porsche
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2018 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Monaco, 911 GT3 Cup 4.0
2018 May 25, qualification for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race in Monaco, Mikkel Overgaard Pedersen© Porsche
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2018 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Monaco, Dylan Pereira, 911 GT3 Cup 4.0
2018 May 27, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in Monaco, Dylan Pereira© Porsche
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2018 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Monaco, Nick Yelloly, 911 GT3 Cup 4.0
2018 May 27, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in Monaco, winner Nick Yelloly© Porsche
2018 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Monza, Drudi, 911 GT3 Cup 4.0
2018 September 2, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at Monza, Mattia Drudi cutting corners on his way to third place finish© Porsche
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2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Hockenheimring, Thomas Preining
2018 September 22, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Thomas Preining© Porsche
2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland winner Thomas Preining
2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland winner Thomas Preining© Porsche
2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland winner Thomas Preining, Lechner Racing
2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland winners: Thomas Preining and Lechner Racing© Porsche
2018 Porsche Supercup winner Michael Ammermüller
2017 and 2018 Porsche Supercup winner Michael Ammermüller rides 10.000 km a year with a bike to stay fit© Porsche
2018 Porsche Supercup winner Michael Ammermüller
2018 Porsche Supercup winner Michael Ammermüller © Porsche
2018 Porsche Supercup winner Lechner Racing
2018 Porsche Supercup team champion Lechner Racing, drivers Thomas Preining and Michael Ammermüller© Porsche

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