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.
Similarly to the other 996 GT3 Rally on offer, this car started life in the form of a conventional 996 GT3. After chassis strengthening as well as the adoption of a Carrera 2 front end to accommodate the spare wheel, the underside of the chassis was adapted to make the aluminium protection plate fit. The car enjoyed a comprehensive restoration in 2013 with changed gaskets, new seals and rubbers; as well as a new water pump and new fans mounted onto the radiators. The exhaust is from a final evolution 996 and a new RS Clutch and flywheel were adopted. The gearbox was overhauled by R-Power, shortening the gears, making the car far more effective on the rally stages. A fast and beautiful sounding car, there is a lot of fun to be had in this car and all for a very reasonable price.