With the way that PCA club track events have been going lately, if you're looking to get serious, you've got to show up in a GT3 cup. What is probably one of the most hardcore, yet still accessible, sports car racing chassis Porsche has ever put out, the 997 GT3 Cup is insanely capable, and I've been told that they are quite addictive to drive. If you've been racing a track-prepped street car for a while, then step into a cup car, you're bound to put your car up for sale later that very same day, as the experience isn't quite on the same level.
20 Porsche GT3 Cups From The GT3 Brazil Championship For Sale
This large grouping of on-the-market performance Porsches originate from Brazil, by way of the independent "GT3 Brazil Championship" (now known as Campeonato Sudamericano GT3, run by Stephane Ratel's SRO sanctioning body). EBS Racing has recently brought more than 20 of these Brazilian GT3 cup cars to the market in varying state of race prep and condition, but all are said to be battle ready, without structural damage, and should be able to take down a PCA championship with the right driver at the wheel.
Prices Range From $80,000 to $90,000
Based on specification and condition, the cars range in price from about $80,000 to $90,000. That price seems about right on the spectrum of GT3 Cup cars, assuming they are in race-ready condition. I've seen early 997 Cups selling in the $50,000 range, but '12 and '13 model year cars are still well over the $100,000 threshold. As a few of these cars have even been updated to 2010 GT3 Cup specification, they would definitely make someone a very competitive club racer.
If you're a track addict, but the prices of the 997s have you discouraged, take a look at this 996 generation GT3 cup car. While not quite as fast as a 997 cup car on track, it is still an other-worldly experience of sound, vibration, and acceleration. Priced less than half of some of the newer cars available, this 996 Cup would be a great "entry level" high-end sports car racing toy. It is currently listed at $41,000, and could certainly beat up on some much more expensive machinery on track. You can't even get a 996 GT3 street car for that kind of cash outlay, making this the bargain of the bunch in my eyes.
997 GT3 RSR For Sale
If, however, you have a hefty savings account, and an insatiable appetite for grip that a GT3 cup cannot fill, perhaps this 997 GT3 RSR would be more your speed (your ridiculously fast speed). Chassis number WPOZZZ99Z7S799947 has been campaigned since new by Dener Motorsport of Brazil, and was a definite winner in a number of national series endurance races, once winning the 1000 miles of Brazil, and once winning the 500 Kilometers of Interlagos. This beast can become your trackday steed for a meager $180,000.
If you feel like you've outgrown your GT3 RS track-prepped street car, and are looking for something with a little bit more bite, maybe its time to step into a dedicated racing car with a Porsche Motorsports VIN. Get yours by calling EBS Racing's Brazil GT3 Cup sales broker Ed Baus (firstname.lastname@example.org). Maybe if you and 19 of your wealthy, Porsche-obsessed cronies gather together to buy them all, you'll get a discounted price! Just think of the fun you could have at a private track day with 20 GT3 cup cars.
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