After a five-year hiatus, the famed partnership between Martini Racing and Porsche has been revived with its 911 GT3 Cup entrant wearing the famed striped livery and piloted by none other than rallying legend Sébastien Loeb.
The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is a lightweight racing special possessed of an aerodynamic body kit with carbon-fibre canards and a prominent rear wing. Other features include single-piece, lightweight racing wheels and a spartan cabin featuring a digital instrument cluster, roll cage and escape hatch. The whole shooting match is powered by a 3,8-litre flat-six developing 338 kW coupled with a “dog-type” six-speed transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
The Martini Racing-liveried car will compete in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup on May 12th and will be driven by Sébastien Loeb in the first two of its three outings.
The first car to wear the Porsche/Martini Racing colours was a 906 back in 1968 and the most recent collaboration coincides with Martini’s 150th anniversary.
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