Beautiful rare generation 2 997 GT3 Cup
Run in the German Carrera Cup Series for a year before going to a well known international race team with
Sequential Shift, Race ABS etc. Ready to race. In the US at present.
The inaugural Porsche Carrera Cup in Europe was in 2001 and it has been run annually since, featuring factory built race cars that are all finished to (exactly) the same specification, making it one of the most competitive, high profile 'one make' series in the world today.
The '997' version of the Porsche 911 GT3 was used by the Carrera Cup Championship from 2006 onwards. it featured an improved package all round with over 420bhp now available, coupled to a Hollinger sequential 6-speed gearbox. The racing was close and the series blossomed both in the UK and Europe.
This is a very rare 2012 'Gen II' version of the 997 cup car which was the ‘ultimate’ and final spec of that particular model before the 991 version was introduced a few years later. It delivers 450 hp from the famous 3.8 litre engine. This particular car was campaigned in mainland Europe throughout most of its life with the VAT being paid at the same time. Sadly, pressing business commitments have meant that the owner hasn’t had the time to enjoy this fabulous Porsche and it's now being offered in superb condition.
According to the previous owner, the engine has 28 hours total running time recorded, the gearbox has 8 hours and the drive shafts are reported to have 8 hours of life. Eligible for a variety of race series, this car offers GT3 like performance for a fraction of the cost. A similar car was auctioned by Gooding Amelia Island in 2016 and achieved $ 462.000,00