The Porsche 996 platform was used as the basis for two lightweight GT variants called GT2 and GT3. The GT3 was based on the standard 996 Carrera, but was stripped of a great deal of equipment for weight savings, featured stiffer adjustable suspension and upgraded brakes and used the bodyshell of the four-wheel-drive version which incorporated additional front-end stiffening. It was produced in two versions, the first, commonly referred to as the MkI GT3. It featured a naturally aspirated version of the 3.6 litre flat six making 360 bhp. This engine was shared with the 996 Turbo and was a derivative of the Le Mans winning engine developed for the 911 GT1. The MkII GT3 variant was based on the second generation of the 996, and featured updated aerodynamics and a more powerful version of the 3.6 litre engine from the MkI, now producing 380 bhp.
Originally supplied by Porsche for the Porsche Supercup Challenge, this actual car won at Silverstone and Indianapolis in the 2002 season and came fourth in the Championship driven by Henzler Wolf. This GT3 CUP car and was then upgraded to 2004 specification by Porsche Motorsport in Germany and retains its Carrera Cup Specification today. It was acquired by the previous owner in 2007 when it won the Irish Porsche GT Championship and is in 100% race ready condition and comes with Michelin slicks and wets, which although were new in 2012, still retain plenty of grip. The present owner purchased the car about 3 years ago and has had it dry stored since. It comes with full history and a spare set of wheels. This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a great circuit racing Porsche with proven on track success. Not to be missed.