The new 911 GT3 Cup - Carrera Cup Scandinavia

The new 911 GT3 Cup
Engineered in Flacht
The origins
The vehicle
The race
The production
models 16
The data
What links the racing version and the street-legal version?
30,000 racing victories and one assembly line.
Motorsport history isn’t written in a couple
Both locations are inextricably linked: each
of hours, days or weeks. Motorsport history
Porsche is fitted with technologies that
has to develop or be developed, such as
have been designed for both the road and
by our engineers. They’ve been working on
for the racetrack. The best example is
this for years in the untouched countryside
the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Based on
of the Stuttgart region, at the heart and
the 911, its bodyshell is created on the
soul of Porsche and Porsche Motorsport –
same assembly line as that of its series
the Development Centre in Weissach and
production counterpart. And it moves
our motorsport manufacturing facility
in the same direction: towards the next
in Flacht.
4 | The origins
Some developers make only cautious tweaks to their successful models.
We make effective ones.
Our motor racing history gives us an
With over 2,300 sold, the 911 GT3 Cup is
obligation to strive, not only for the next
the undisputed number one among Porsche
what it takes. Specifically, we’re referring
victory, but also for perfection. With the
motorsport teams. The car competes
to a powerful yet extremely efficient engine
new 911 GT3 Cup, we are drawing ever
in prestigious racing events around the
and a sequential gearbox; the results of
closer to our goal. It remains to be seen
globe, including various Porsche Carrera
considerable development effort. Then
whether our dream of creating the best
Cups, the GT3 Cup Challenges and the
there is the bodyshell construction which
race car in the world ever comes true; but
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. It also lines
is based for the first time on a combina-
one thing is certain – we have once again
up in various GT racing series and endur-
tion of aluminium and steel and boasts
reinterpreted our vision of one of the most
ance races.
improvements not only in aerodynamics
successful race cars ever.
Why? Because the 911 GT3 Cup has got
but also in safety – another of our primary
The vehicle | 7
Newly developed Porsche sequential
six-speed claw-shift gearbox
In training for over 50 years.
Perhaps that’s why it gets into gear so quickly.
The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is based
338 kW (460 hp). The power of the
on the 911 series production model – a
engine is transmitted to the rear axle by
The 911 GT3 Cup is also quicker to decelerate. Fit for endurance the newly devel-
pure-bred sports car that offers an excep-
a racing clutch and a newly developed
oped race brake system performs impres-
tional level of power and yet our engineers
Porsche six-speed sequential gearbox with
sively and will impress rival drivers, who
were able to raise it even further. How?
mechanical slip differential. The electro-
can now be overtaken under braking even
By fighting hard for every kilogramme
pneumatic paddle shift system makes gear
more frequently. The stability needed is
saved and every kilowatt added. Thanks
changes even faster and more efficient.
provided by the extended wheelbase –
to the weight-optimised modular racing
100 mm longer than that of the predeces-
exhaust system, the 3.8-litre flat-six engine
sor – as well as the optimised chassis.
of the new 911 GT3 Cup now produces
8 | The vehicle
1 Racing steering wheel
2 Racing seat and roll cage
What’s the best way to face a strong challenge?
With ease.
How is success achieved? By a show of
Our objective was to develop the best
Another new feature is the colour display,
strength, but only when this is combined
working environment possible for the most
which offers optimised clarity of presenta-
with independent thought and actions.
important factor in motorsport – the driver.
tion by means of additional function lights,
Take aluminium and steel, for example.
The cockpit of the 911 GT3 Cup has there-
and has a large data storage capacity.
Both materials have been used in the
fore been refined, both functionally and for-
new 911 GT3 Cup for the first time to
mally. After all, ergonomics plays a crucial
Despite all the innovations and the meticu-
form a complete bodyshell. New measures
role in motor racing, too. It is a principle
lously refined aerodynamics, a couple of
have been coupled with new standards.
exemplified by a new generation of seats
aspects remain unchanged: aspects that
The integral two-mount rescue device, for
with fore/aft adjustment which meet all
define the success of the 911 GT3 Cup.
instance, enables faster vehicle rescue,
current FIA requirements, and by the racing
Its heritage, for example, is Porsche
which also reduces the risk of further
steering wheel, which adjusts for height
through and through and can be traced
damage. This is combined with a newly
and reach. The most important functions
back to the centre and the heart of motor-
developed rescue hatch for the occupants
are assigned to switches and are intuitive
sport. Another aspect is the reliability it
to be extracted safely from the vehicle.
to select: from the windscreen wipers,
offers under all possible conditions and,
main beam, com­munications radio, power
not least, the manageable running costs
locking and alarm reset to neutral and
for the teams. The stuff that success is
reverse gear. The switch panel on the steer-
made of.
ing wheel has a matt carbon-weave finish.
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On the road, the differences between us are clear. Not so much on the track.
Porsche one-make championships.
Motorsport is a hard-fought contest for
the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, one of the
guests and, for all one-make champion-
every fraction of a second and every milli­
fastest international one-make champion-
ships, supplies the teams with race cars
metre, for leadership, victory and glory.
ships in the world. All follow the same
that are ready for action.
It’s a contest in which we participate all
philosophy: to promote customer racing
around the world with heart and soul, with
events. All follow the same principle:
Fierce challenges on the track are not
our engineers and with countless teams
equal opportunities by means of techni-
the only things that await our customers.
and drivers. What is it that drives us? The
cally equal cars. The contest is fought
The races attract a bumper audience.
prospect of increased recognition for
with the same kit – in the Porsche Mobil 1
Huge numbers of motorsport fans turn
feats of engineering and the more than
Supercup from 2013, this will be the new
up to watch the races live or follow them
1,000 races that have been run in 19 one-
911 GT3 Cup – and it makes the races
from afar, thanks to global coverage on
make championships over the course of
even more exciting: what counts is the
the television, in the press and online.
20 years.
performance of the individual, from the
The one-make championships have long
driver to every member of the team.
since become a win-win for all.
Competitions are ranked in three levels,
Porsche Motorsport handles the event
from the entry-grade GT3 Cup Challenges to
organisation, provides track-side support
the Porsche Carrera Cups and, ultimately,
as well as hospitality for sponsors and
The race | 13
The GT3 Cup Challenges.
The Porsche Carrera Cups.
The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
The gateway to semi-professional motor-
From the fastest one-make championship
The pinnacle of the Porsche one-make
sport. Race locations include Australia,
in Germany to the international top event.
championships. Since 1993, the Porsche
Brazil, Central Europe, Great Britain, Japan,
The Porsche Carrera Cups play host in
Mobil 1 Supercup has been held as part
Scandinavia, Switzerland, USA, Canada
many countries to first-class motorsport
of the FIA Formula One World Champion-
and the Middle East. Races are based on
highlights, such as the German Touring
ship – and as the only Gran Turismo race
the regulations of the Porsche Carrera Cup
Car Masters (DTM). The tradition of the
series. All cars are supported by profes-
Deutschland. The prerequisite for partici-
Porsche Carrera Cup spans over 20 years.
sional racing teams, which use two to
pation is a national licence.
Since the first Porsche Carrera Cup
three race cars in the championship. The
Deutschland was staged in 1990, a further
events take place mainly as part of the
seven Porsche Carrera Cups have become
European Grand Prix, with a race distance
established in France, Great Britain, Scan-
of approximately 70 kilometres. The driv-
dinavia, Italy, Japan, Asia and Australia.
ers, which include established personalities
Races are held on almost every weekend
alongside promising new talent, give eve-
of the motorsport season. The passion
rything they have from start to finish. After
to win fuels the fight for every hundredth
all, another prize might just be up for
of a second: young upstarts challenge
grabs: a career in GT racing.
old hands, amateurs compete with professionals.
14 | The race
Two characters, one line: the ideal line.
911 GT3 Cup and 911 Carrera.
Some dreams never come true.
These technologies are deliberately
Others get better and better. Take the
designed to create the authentic motor-
911 GT3 Cup for example. It epitomises
sport experience behind the wheel of
the purposeful evolution of Ferry Porsche’s
a 911, such as a a 911 GT3 Cup. Its DNA
dream: a sports car that is just as power-
can therefore be traced categorically:
ful as it is efficient. What was nothing more
from Weissach to Flacht, and from the
than a vision over 60 years ago, has since
racetrack back to the road. Just as
been realised and reinterpreted again and
Ferry Porsche dreamed it would be.
again by our engineers who have contributed innovation after innovation on the way.
To be more precise: on the racetrack, and
from there to the road. Porsche Ceramic
Composite Brake (PCCB), exhaust turbocharging and Porsche Doppelkupplung
(PDK) are just a few we could mention.
911 Carrera models: Fuel consumption (in l/100 km) urban 14.4–11.2 · extra urban 7.6–6.5 · combined 10.0–8.2;
CO2 emissions 236–194 g/km; CO2 efficiency classes G/F
16 | The production models
Technical specifications.
Concept – Single-seater production-based race car
Chassis – High performance racing shock absorbers
– Base model: 911
– Double-blade-type anti-roll bar
– Transverse links with double-shear joints
– All control arms mounted on uniball bearings
– One-piece wheel hubs including central locking device
Engine – Water-cooled flat six cylinder (boxer) engine, displacement 3,797 cm
– Max. power: 338 kW (460 hp)
– Maximum rpm: 8,500
– Racing exhaust system
Bodyshell – Weight-optimised bodyshell in aluminium and steel
– Welded-in roll cage
– Two-mount rescue device
– Aerodynamically optimised panels on front and rear end in polyurethane (PU)
– Doors, rear lid and rear wings in carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP)
– 100-litre FT3 safety fuel tank
– 3 piston pneumatic lifting system
18 | The data
Brake system – Newly developed racing brake system suitable for endurance motorsport
Front axle – Steel brake discs, internally cooled, six-piston monobloc/380 x 32 mm
Rear axle – Steel brake discs, internally cooled, four-piston monobloc/380 x 30 mm
Front axle – Aluminium wheels, one-piece 10.5˝ x 18˝, 27/65-18 tyres
Rear axle – Aluminium wheels, one-piece 12˝ x 18˝, 31/71-18 tyres
– Adjustable safety seat, meets latest FIA requirements
system – ICD colour display
– Rescue hatch in the roof
– Vehicle electrical system control unit IPS32
– Engine control unit MS4.6
– Battery 12 V, 70 Ah, AGM (leak-proof), in passenger footwell
Weight – 1,175 kg
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