Brumos Porsche has a long relationship with the company, both as a dealer going back to the 1950s, and through the driving success of company president Hurley Haywood. Possibly the most decorated American endurance driver in history, Hurley Haywood has won the Rolex 24 at Daytona 5 times, Le Mans 3 times, and the 12 Hours of Sebring twice.
This car was one of 5 built by Porsche for Brumos Porsche in Jacksonville, Florida. The 450 hp naturally aspirated flat-6 features sequential multi-port fuel injection, Bosche electronic engine management, and a full racing exhuast. A 6-speed manual with a throttle blipper system optimizes driver shifting.
The body features a full roll cage with carbon fiber floor plate and doors, padded steering wheel, and two OMP racing bucket seats with 5-point harnesses. The red, white, and blue livery matches the 2011 Brumos GT3 Cup car that took the American Grand-Am championship.
This car will be sold by Mecum Auctions in Monterey, California on August 18-20, 2016, right before the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 21.
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|Engine||4 liter horizontal-6||Weight||--|
|HP/Liter||112.5 hp per liter||1/4 mile||--|
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This 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 4.0 is one of the last five U.S.-specification GT3 Cup cars built by Porsche that year, all of which were offered by Porsche’s long-time American racing partner, Brumos Porsche in Jacksonville, Florida, as exclusive Brumos Commemorative Editions. The partnership between Brumos and Porsche dates back to the late 1950s, when it first became an authorized Porsche dealership. Brumos Racing entered competition in the 1960 Sebring 12 Hours, fielding a Porsche RS60 famously driven to second place overall by Bob Holbert, Roy Schechter, and Howard Fowler, beginning a decades-long tradition of racing victories at the highest levels of motorsport in such hallowed theaters as the original Can Am, Sebring, Daytona and Le Mans. Longtime company president Hurley Haywood is a standout among the star drivers who have built Brumos’ unparalleled record, having captured five Daytona 24 Hours victories, three at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and two in the Sebring 12 Hours, contributing to a series of championships that included six IMSA GT and three Trans Am titles in a single decade. More recently, Brumos won the 2009 Rolex 24 at Daytona in a Porsche DP prototype, then returned to the American Grand-Am series to take the 2011 championship in a specially prepared Porsche GT3 Cup racer driven by team drivers Leh Keen and Andrew Davis. Like its four stable mates, this Brumos Commemorative Edition GT3 Cup car was meticulously prepared by Porsche Motorsports North America to those same Grand-Am Championship-winning specifications. At its heart is the 4.0/450 HP high-torque flat-6 racing engine built by Porsche exclusively for its factory Grand-Am teams, combining sequential multi-port fuel injection, Bosch electronic engine management and full racing exhaust with regulated catalytic converter. A computerized throttle “blipper” system aids downshifting through the 6-speed manual transmission to the limited-slip differential. Other features include a MoTec ADL2 data-acquisition system with steering and braking sensors, predictive lap timing and other monitoring functions. The multi-link rear and adjustable McPherson strut front suspension, APP aluminum center-lock wheels, steel rotor disc brakes with red-painted aluminum calipers are also Brumos competition-grade pieces. Inside the stripped-down cockpit is a welded-in full roll cage, carbon-fiber floor plate and dead pedal, padded steering wheel and sequential shifter, two OMP racing buckets with 5-point harnesses and an electronic fire-extinguishing system. The exterior finish faithfully emulates the 2011 Brumos GT3 Cup car with its white, red and blue livery and includes the requisite wide body shell, carbon-fiber doors, front flares and splitter and adjustable carbon-fiber rear wing of the original; even the decals are specific to the 2011 Grand-Am Championship winner. Test driven and approved for delivery by Hurley Haywood, this very exclusive Brumos Commemorative Edition Porsche GT3 qualifies for SCCA, Porsche Club of America, and Porsche Owner’s Club competition. It is a truly unique race car that represents the longstanding and very special relationship between two giants of sports racing history.