The motorsport department of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, developed a new aerodynamic kit for the 2001-specification of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Modifications bring the engine closer to the road version thus ensuring less running costs as well as better equality of chances. Thanks to these comprehensive changes the near-standard racing car achieves faster lap times, offers further improved handling and easier service.
The most obvious feature of the new GT3 Cup was its large fixed rear wing which more than doubles downforce at the rear axle. A modified front section ensured perfect aerodynamic balance. Tests proved faster lap times and at the same time, tyre wear was reduced due to less skidding. Heat dissipation from the engine, gearbox and brakes was significantly improved. The front section channeled the hot air from the enlarged central radiator upwards and this modification ensures that hot air no longer flows to the engine. A gearbox cowling, adopted from the 911 Turbo, improved the cooling.
This 996 GT3 started life as a conventional 996 GT3 Cup car before being adapted to its current Rally Cup style. The car has been re-bodied to a 2003 style including a Carrera 2 front end to make space for the spare wheel and to help with weight distribution and the chassis has been strengthened where necessary. Underneath, the engine has been totally overhauled in 2013 with a new exhaust system from the last evolution 996 cup and fans have been added to the ventilators in the front. The gearbox has been completely overhauled by R-Power with shorter gears and a RS Cup clutch. Presented in white, without its racing colours and decals this car is ready to race.