The “S” is for “Sizzle”.
June 1, 2009 // IBM BLOG POST
The “S” is for “Sizzle” – Australia’s only Cut S is showing the world’s finest supercards the way
You’ve got to have the right stuff to win three races in a row against a record-41-vehicle field of the world’s best Grand Touring cards and Sydney’s David Wall had a Porsche. Not just any Porsche, mind you, but Australia’s first, and at this stage only, GT3 Cup S – a more powerful and even more focussed version of the cars we have been accustomed to seeing in the Carrera Cup championship.
In the VodkaO Australian GT Championship support events at this year’s Australian Formula 1 grand Prix at Albert Park, Wall in his PR Technology Racing Cut S was simply unbeatable, winning all three races and vaulting to a commanding lead over two other Porsches in the six-round Championship series. In fact after the AGP second round, only four of the top 10 championship points scorers weren’t driving Porsches, despite a motor show of worthy race-developed rivals from Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Dodge Viper, Mosler, Chevrolet Corvette and Lotus.
Actor Eric Bana, having his first start in the series in his recently-acquired 996 GT3 Cup Porsche, finished a very creditable sixth in the category.
Introduced early last year and built in strictly limited numbers, the GT3 Cup S is based on the road-going 997 GT3 RS, but has been modified further in accordance with FIA GT3 regulations. The 3.6-litre boxer engine is identical to the power unit used in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup and the international Carrera Cup championships, however optimised engine electronics and a modified exhaust system have increased its power output by 15kW to 324kW at 8,000rpm, while maximum torque is up by 10Nm to 430Nm at 7,250rpm
CHRISTOPHORUS 338 – The Porsche Magazine – Michael Browning - June/July 2009
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