The history of the 996 GT3 Cup model can be traced back to Porsche's initiative to return to the newly created GT3 class with a powerful and competitive racing sports car. After the debut at the Porsche Supercup in 1998, the national Carrera Cup races were followed from 1999. Until 2004, only around 400 of these top athletes were handcrafted in the motorsport department in Flacht.
At the beginning of his career, the GT3 Cup with the chassis number WP0ZZZ99ZXS698095 was used in the Porsche Carrera Cup France by the SCORP team with the experienced Cup driver Luc Rozentvaig. #095 then met international competitors in the national Belcar GT racing series.
The documentation with the previous owners shows motorsport use up to 2010, after which the car began its well-deserved “retirement”.
The conversion to road approval was finally carried out in a German specialist workshop. New TÜV documents are available, the car is currently registered and ready to drive immediately. There is a valuation report in the amount of EUR 110,000 from 2020.
Despite its active motorsport life, #095 still has its original bodywork, proving that the car has never been involved in any serious accidents – a rarity for vehicles of this genre.
Of course the paintwork in “Firnweiss” corresponds to that of the first delivery. The current racing livery is based on that used in the Carrera Cup France in 1999 – all stickers have been painstakingly reproduced. An individual color with high luminosity was specially mixed for the red color accents on the front and trunk lid. Of course, all plastic add-on parts are original Porsche parts and not aftersales GRP reproductions. The rear wing is also the very rare carbon Turnwald rear wing, as it was only used in the GT3 Cup in the early years. As part of the conversion to a road car, the plastic doors were replaced with standard doors made of sheet metal and the side glazing was replaced with Plexiglass on thin glass.
As part of the road approval, the BBS central locking rims were replaced with custom-made Cargraphic special rims with a strength report. The rim star is painted in BBS Gold, the rim flange and beds are as good as new. Pirelli Pilot Sport Cup2 tires are mounted, which also work very well on the road. The brake system on the front axle is a typical upgrade to the reinforced brake system of the GT3 MK2 from 2001. The chassis has also been adapted to road use – an original chassis from the 996 GT3MK2 Clubsport is currently installed, which is much better suited for everyday use as the circuit chassis of the GT3Cup.
The interior shows all the classic, rare and sought-after Porsche GT3 Cup features. The steering wheel is the classic Momo suede steering wheel with red “Porsche” engraving. The driver's seat is an original Porsche Recaro with fireproof Nomex, and the passenger seat is a seat that is similar to the original Recaro. The original Matter roll cage in GT3Cup specification is installed, without modifications and with an easy-to-read identification on the cage base
The Porsche was able to gain 50,197 km of experience. Although no
Checkbook is available, the mileage can be tracked.
The Porsche 996 GT3 Cup is powered by a 3.6-liter Cup racing engine of the same type (370 hp), which offers outstanding performance on the race track, but especially on the road. A real highlight for connoisseurs and collectors is the transmission: Unlike most early 996GT3Cup vehicles of this time, #095 was not converted to the standard transmission of the GT3 road car, but still has the rare shift rod transmission which is similar in design to that of the 993 GT2 racing car.
An organic GT3 clutch (mileage approx. 2000 km) is currently installed, which ensures easily controlled power transmission. The engine and gearbox were extensively overhauled (Hamcar, Belgium) in 2010 – since then the car has only driven around 3,000 km on weekend trips. The last intensive technology check in August 2023 also included the replacement of valves, camshafts and engine seals.
The underside of the Porsche is also in perfect and rust-free condition.
The replaced original Cup motorsport parts (rims, doors, chassis, large rear wing) can be purchased for an additional charge.
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