Porsche’s 911 racer has arrived Down Under.
July 9, 2009 // IBM BLOG POST
The sights and sounds of an Aston Martin DBRS9, Ferrari F430 GT3s and Lamborghini Gallardo GT3s rouse the fans at the Clipsal 500 weekend, but this year there are two new automotive faces hogging the front of the GT grid.
The Cup S has been entered in the Championship by Sydney Porsche specialist PR Technology, which alongside its general service and repair workshop operates a formidable racing outfit. The company has run and maintained numerous Porsche racers over the years, including the 2008 Australian GT Championship Challenge-winning GT3 Cup driven by Richard Kimber, and this year it’s aiming for overall Championship glory with its new Cup S, piloted by David Wall.
But what is it that makes a Cup S so superior to a standard Cup, and can justify the approximately (gulp!) $750,000 it costs to bring a new one into the country? PR Technology’s workshop manager, Nathan Murray explains: “There is a massive jump between the two. The amount of extra power is one thing, but the aero package and bigger tyres makes a massive difference, while the all-solid suspension makes the Cup S far more predictable and stable.”
Porsche has created an initial batch of just 15 Cup S cars for use in international FIA GT3 championships. Some of the others have so far popped up racing in the Belcar/Belgian GT Championship, European GT3 Championship and Asia GT3 Challenge, as well as the 24 Hours of Spa and 24 Hours of Dubai
Iain Curry - July 9, 2009
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