The 2011 GT3 Cup racer comes with the same 3.8 liter flat six-cylinder engine that produces 450 bhp (331 kW) at 8,500 rpm of the 2010 edition.
Porsche GB has announced "updates" and pricing on the 2011 911 GT3 Cup racer - the best-selling racing car of all time with over 1,400 sold.
Now, Porsche has issued a faulty press release on this. Probably because some lazy communications employee copy/pasted a few paragraphs from last year's announcement.
The 2011 GT3 Cup race car is still based on the road going GT3 RS, just like the 2010 model was, and will continue to feature the same 3.8 liter flat six-cylinder engine that produces 450 PS (331 kW / 444 bhp) at 8,500 rpm, as did the 2010 GT3 Cup model - no 0.2 liter increase as the press release states.
Specs on the GT3 Cup race car: It is made of a monocoque bodyshell of hot-galvanised lightweight steel and carbon fiber body panels that keep its weight sharply down to 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs). Other technical data includes the sequential six-speed dog-type gearbox, ZF Sachs gas-pressure fixed dampers for the race suspension and Brembo racing brakes with 6-piston calipers at the front and 4-piston ones for the back wheels.
The GT3 Cup race car rides on (front) BBS 9.5J x 18 ET 37 rims with a central bolt fitted with 24/64-18 Michelin racing tires and BBS 12J x 18 ET 30 rims (also central bolt, of course) on Michelin 27/68-18 tires at the back.
The GT3 Cup will race in the 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup in the U.K. next year in addition to the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the occasion of Formula 1 races. Pricing is £94,600 plus VAT and deliveries will begin in early 2011.