Porsche 991 GT3 racing car at Autosport show

The 991-generation Porsche GT3 racing car made its UK debut at the Autosport International show. Details here

Porsche 991 GT3 racing car at Autosport show

The 991-spec Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car made its UK debut at the Autosport International show ahead of its adoption into the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain this season.   Replacing the 997 model, the 991 adopts an aluminium chassis, as well as the ability to remove front or rear sections that are damage and bond on fresh ones. The 453bhp machine also carries a paddleshift (six-speed) for the first time, as well as a safety hatch in the roof to aid emergency crews when attempting to extract drivers from the car in the event of an accident.   The series has had issues in the past where larger drivers were disadvantaged, but series co-ordinator Marion Barnaby says this situation has been resolved thanks to regulation changes from Porsche: ‘We used to have a minimum weight of 1170kg, but we’ve now changed that to 1280kg including the driver, so we hope that will bring some of the older drivers back into the series.’   The new car is priced at £144,000, an increase of just over £20k on the 997 model. The series will again race on the British Touring Car support bill, but is to skip the June meeting at Oulton Park in favour of a joint race with the French series over eight laps of Le Mans, on the morning prior to the start of the 24 Hours on June 14.

Recommended

Porsche 911 review
Porsche 911 Carrera S track front angle
Porsche 911

Porsche 911 review

The latest Porsche 911 is more complete than ever, but it takes time to discover its character
11 Jan 2021
Porsche 911 Carrera S manual 2020 review – immersion therapy
Porsche 911 Carrera S manual blue -
Porsche 911 coupe

Porsche 911 Carrera S manual 2020 review – immersion therapy

A manual gearbox brings welcome additional driver involvement to the 992, but it’s not without its drawbacks
5 Dec 2020
Is this a new Porsche 911 Safari?
Porsche 911 coupe

Is this a new Porsche 911 Safari?

Tall ride height and wheelarch extensions suggest a surprise 911 derivative could be coming
22 Oct 2020
Porsche 911 RSR v GT3 R v GT3 Cup - track-only 911s driven
Porsche 911

Porsche 911 RSR v GT3 R v GT3 Cup - track-only 911s driven

They’re aimed at different levels of motorsport, but what exactly separates Porsche’s 911 RSR, GT3 R and GT3 Cup models, and what are they like to dri…
20 Sep 2020

Most Popular

BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe vs Audi RS7 Sportback – battle of the alt-supersaloon
Audi RS7 vs M8 Comp GC - cornering
BMW

BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe vs Audi RS7 Sportback – battle of the alt-supersaloon

BMW's grandest of M8 Competition Gran Coupes takes on our impressive fast-fleet Audi RS7
16 Jan 2021
Next-generation Nissan Z revealed in patent images
Nissan Z Proto patent front
Nissan 370Z

Next-generation Nissan Z revealed in patent images

We’ve already seen it in concept-form, but these patent renders offer a first look at the model in production spec
15 Jan 2021
Renault 5 set to relaunch as an EV – Alpine eyeing hot hatch variant
Electric Renault 5 concept
Renault 5

Renault 5 set to relaunch as an EV – Alpine eyeing hot hatch variant

A new Renault 5 has been confirmed as part of the company’s future strategy presented by CEO Luca de Meo, with an Alpine hot hatch variant also on its…
14 Jan 2021