Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
If you're thinking about starting your own career as a "gentleman racer", this is the machine you'll need: the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. It's one of the most popular race cars of all time, and is the staple machinery used in a whole variety of racing series in American, Europe and abroad. And for 2010, Porsche has released a newly revised version that is expected to debut at the Frankfurt auto show next month.
Based on the recently-released GT3 RS, the new GT3 Cup is treated to the same improvements as the rest of the revised 911 range. But from there it's all business. It packs the same 3.9-liter 450-hp flat-six engine as the street-legal GT3, but offers more downforce courtesy of extra wings and competition-spec suspension, wheels and more. It comes in white so each team can emblazon it with their own sponsors' logos, and sells for a cool 150,000 euros.
Gallery: 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup