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Porsche 911 GT3 Cup – 2012
In the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup a weight optimized and widened body shell based on 911 GT3 RS II. Generation comes to use. Enlarged rear wheelhouses for tyre sizes of 690 mm diameter, as well as an aerodynamically optimised front splitter are the visible characteristics of the 2012 race version of the car. The doors, the rear lid with integrated rain light as well as the adjustable rear wing are made of CfC. The modified rear body panels are made of synthetics. The front lip of the spoiler provides considerably more down force at the front axle. The down force at the rear is provided by a 1.70 meters broad rear wing, which comes from the faster 911 GT3 Cup S for international FIA GT3-Races. The rear valance with its prominent ventilation ducts as well as the rear lights with LED technology are derived from the street model.
The engine of the new 911 GT3 Cup compares largely to the one of the street version. With this it also shares the top performance of 450 hp at 7500 revs per minute. The maximum revs of the water cooled flat six-cylinder boxer engine with four valves per cylinder are reached at 8,500 rpm. The engine which is known as very reliable, is run with customary unleaded fuel in 98 octane ROZ quality, which is supplied by means of a Bosch electronic engine management and a multi-point fuel injection. Finally the 450 HP are transmitted to the tarmac with a race clutch (triple-disc sintered-metal clutch) and a Six-speed sequential dog-type gearbox with active oil cooling and pressure-oil lubrication.
Under the widened bodywork bigger wheels are mounted. The front axle is equipped with central locking aluminium rims in the size of 9,5 J x 18 ET 37 and Michelin-racing tyres of the dimension 24/64-18. The central locking aluminium rims at the rear measure 12 J x 18 ET30 and are mounted with Michelin racing tyres of the dimension 30/68-18. Additional unibal joints are used at the suspension arms and the anti-roll bars at the front and rear axles are sevenfold adjustable on both sides, what provides more precise setup adjustments at the spot on the race track.
The cockpit of the 911 GT3 cup orientates even more on the needs of the race driver. An additional cooling duct in the front hood provides a reasonable supply of the pilot with fresh air. The operating device for the dash board, which has altogether six switches, has been integrated into the steering wheel. Like in the street car, the steering wheel can be adjusted lengthwise an also in the height.
Exclusively in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup an exhaust system with a more powerful sound of the flat six-cylinder boxer engine comes to use. Furthermore the PCCB-Brake (Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake)- also available fort he street version – is exclusively reserved for the use in the Supercup. Compared to normal steel brake used in the national Carrera Cups, it provides a weight advantage of about 20 kilograms. With that, the overall weight of the 911 GT3 as prescribed in the regulations is at 1.170 kg.