Porsche has officially taken the wraps off its new 2013 911 GT3 Cup racer, at the firm’s Night of Champions celebration.
The new race car is based on the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 and, in true Porsche fashion, features an evolutionary design with a new front bumper, front splitter and carbon fibre canards. Other highlights of the design include the prominent rear wing, centre-mounted dual-exhaust and single-piece racing alloys with wider Michelin tyres.
Changes to the cabin include a more driver-focused environment, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, a digital instrument cluster and a newly developed racing seat, an improved roll cage and a roof rescue hatch that allows for medics to easily extract the driver in the event of an accident.
It uses a 3.8-litre, flat-six engine with 7kW more than its predecessor, taking its output to 338kW. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox with shift paddles mounted to the steering wheel.
Porsche has strived to make the new GT3 Cup much easier to drive on the limit and claims that it is excellently balanced.