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      12-07-2012 07:24 AM #1
      Quote Originally Posted by Porsche




      You cannot change a character. You can only sharpen it.
      See what’s coming: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uco99ZbcGM4
      I can't see the YouTube video right now... Anyone want to summarize it?

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      12-07-2012 07:30 AM #2
      It's the Cup version doing laps. Track only. Stripped out interior. Cause racecar (really)!


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      12-07-2012 07:48 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by justanotherusername View Post
      It's the Cup version doing laps. Track only. Stripped out interior. Cause racecar (really)!

      Vielen Dank.

    5. 12-07-2012 09:37 AM #4
      Flappy-paddle gearbox ftw

    6. 12-07-2012 09:53 AM #5
      Ok, this may be a dumb question, but why does it have paddle shifters and a clutch?

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      12-07-2012 10:00 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by surefooted View Post
      Ok, this may be a dumb question, but why does it have paddle shifters and a clutch?
      I would imagine it's a sequential box and you only use the clutch to start/stop.

      Like this beast:

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      12-07-2012 10:04 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by surefooted View Post
      Ok, this may be a dumb question, but why does it have paddle shifters and a clutch?
      It's a sequential manual transmission, similar to a motorcycle's in concept. I'm assuming this gt3 cup also has a dog engagement which allows upshifting without the clutch, but on downshift the driver must rev-match, which would require the use of a clutch. The clutch is also necessary when rolling out from a standstill.

      The paddles just help to make shifting quicker, but there's also a lever they can pull if they wanted to.
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    9. 12-07-2012 10:09 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by justanotherusername View Post
      I would imagine it's a sequential box and you only use the clutch to start/stop.

      Like this beast:

      Quote Originally Posted by Olisser View Post
      It's a sequential manual transmission, similar to a motorcycle's in concept. I'm assuming this gt3 cup also has a dog engagement which allows upshifting without the clutch, but on downshift the driver must rev-match, which would require the use of a clutch. The clutch is also necessary when rolling out from a standstill.

      The paddles just help to make shifting quicker, but there's also a lever they can pull if they wanted to.
      Thanks!

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      12-09-2012 05:05 AM #9
      Official pics and info.

      Quote Originally Posted by netcarshow







      Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

      The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is the most successful race car in the world. Since 1998, 2,395 units of the near standard vehicle for customer sport were produced. The new edition of the 911 GT3 Cup is the motorsports version of the future 911 GT3 and as such is the first race car that is based on the seventh generation of the sports car icon from Zuffenhausen. The 911 GT3 Cup will be run exclusively in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2013. The car for one-make racing made its debut on the occasion of the end of motorsport season "Night of Champions" celebration at the R&D Centre in Weissach.
      The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is powered by a 3.8-litre six-cylinder flat engine. It generates 460 hp (338 kW) at 7,500 revs, surpassing the predecessor by 10 hp. A six-speed dog-type gearbox developed by Porsche Motorsport which is operated via shift paddles at the steering wheel for the first time in a Porsche brand trophy race car transmits the power to the rear axle. The single piece race wheels with centre mount were also newly designed by Porsche Motorsport. The width of the Michelin race slicks was increased by two centimetres to 27 centimetres at the front and by ten millimetres at the rear axle to now measure 31 centimetres.

      A newly developed race braking system further improves the excellent endurance qualities compared to its successful predecessor. The 380 millimetre slotted and inner-vented steel brake rotors at the front axle are decelerated by six-piston aluminium fixed callipers. The rear axle features a four-piston version.

      During the development of the new car a particular emphasis was put on the driver safety. A newly designed safety cage protects the pilot in case of a roll or a collision as does a newly developed race seat which is distinctively shaped around the head and shoulders and can be adjusted individually with the help of padding. A rescue hatch in the roof provides easy access for primary medical attention and for the extrication of the driver.

      "The new 911 GT3 Cup is much easier to drive at the limit," says Porsche works driver Timo Bernhard, who was significantly involved in the development of the new vehicle. "The car is excellently balanced. The new axle geometry is enormously positive for the handling. Apart from that the new Cup 911 is great fun to drive."

      Like its predecessor the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is produced in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen on the same assembly line as the road legal models. At the Motorsport Centre in Weissach it receives a general set-up for the circuit and is tested by a professional race driver before delivery to the customers. The basic price for the vehicle, which is available exclusively in white, is 181,200 Euro plus the country-specific value added tax.

    11. 12-09-2012 06:17 AM #10
      Looks like a beetle

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      12-09-2012 06:41 AM #11
      Can't wait to see how the RSR GTE version will look like. Porsche said they'll have a full works GTE class program for the 2013 24 Hours of Lemans

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