2016 Paris Motor Show – Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

2016 Paris Motor Show - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is yet another example of business mixed with intense pleasure. The German company has sold over 3,000 of its GT3 Cup racers since 1998, which is why the new model has got everyone excited. Introduced at the Paris Motor Show, the new 911 GT3 Cup is dedicated to the racetrack although it decided to give up on the turbos. A 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat six, developing 485 hp, promises extreme performance; sure, the massive six-foot-wide rear wing and big fat racing slicks might help with that.

2016 Paris Motor Show - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

Both steel and aluminum were used for the construction of the GT3 Cup, while the cabin has been stripped from anything that isn’t strictly necessary – which is why the track car weighs in at just 1,200 kilograms (2,645 lbs). Porsche did not forget about safety equipment though, including a full roll cage, a bucket seat reinforced around the head and shoulders, as well as a larger emergency hatch. Set to début next season in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, this vehicle is meant to accomplish big things, but I doubt anything can compare to the sound of that engine on a warm, sunny day at the track.

2016 Paris Motor Show - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

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