Final farewell for 911 GT3

Porsche has given one last hurrah to the most extreme version of the 911 yet, the GT3 Cup.

Despite its six-figure price tag, the GT3 Cup is the world's most successful racing car, with more than 2,200 sold across the globe to wealthy gentleman racers.

With the brand new 991 generation 911 due to be unveiled at Frankfurt, Porsche is making run out versions of the current car, codename 997. This is the most extreme goodbye it will get.

Changes over the slightly older 911 GT3 Cup include a new, free flowing exhaust that lifts power to 540bhp from the 4.0-litre, six-cylinder engine, and new lightweight 18-inch wheels.

Buyers can specify carbon ceramic brakes, which sheds 20kg of fat compared to the standard steel items. However, the new and bigger 100-litre fuel tank will see some of that weight put back on.

Inside the car is mildly tweaked, with a new set of buttons for the steering wheel to make the integrated information screen easier to navigate at 150mph.

Want one? It will cost you €161,750 plus VAT and you won't be able to take it to the shops.


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