The 911 GT3 Cup (Type 996) was used for the Porsche Supercup in seasons 1998–2001 and was based on the 996 GT3 road car. For 1999, the engine output was increased to 272 kW (370 PS; 365 bhp) and 370 N⋅m (273 lb⋅ft) at 6,250 rpm
The results in 1999 were: March- Melbourne 3rd, April- Imola 8th, May- Monaco DNF, May- Barcelona DNF, July Silverstone 5th, July A1 Ring 10th, August- Hockenheim 8th, August – Hungaroring DNF, August -Spa DNF, September – Nurburgring 5th. The results were good enough to emerge in 11th place of what had turned out to be a very competitive, high-profile Championship.
After the season was over, the car was purchased by Michelin who were keen to keep publicity inertia rolling for the following year’s Supercup and used it on all their adverts and press releases in 2000. Eventually, it was sold to Andrew Baker who raced it twice in the Porsche Open Series with BMI Racing preparing the car. It gained a third place in the Bill Taylor Memorial race at Brands Hatch in 2001 driven by Rod Hall and Andrew Baker. The Porsche was then prepared by BS Motorsport for endurance racing, but never actually raced and subsequently sold to Andrew Haddon in 2004 who used it for three test sessions at Castle Combe, Spa and Silverstone. In 2007, Dave Bennett from DSD Motorwerks bought the car, returned it to the iconic 1999 Jonny Mowlem livery and has raced it since 2008. In 2013/14 Parr Motorsport mechanically overhauled the car and most recently renowned Porsche exponents Historika have carried out remedial maintenance.
As with any competition car, prospective buyers must satisfy themselves as to the validity, suitability and currency of all the safety-related equipment that’s fitted. This is a great opportunity to own a very fast Porsche with true international race successes and it’s supplied with a history/presentation folder with period paddock shots and race photos.
Anyone thinking of buying an ex-Supercup Porsche will presumably know just how exciting they are to drive and this well known car will make for a fantastic race or track day car experience.
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