Porsche Unveils 2011 GRAND-AM Challenger

For the first time since 2009 Porsche have revealed their 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 GRAND-AM Rolex Cup car following a collaboration between Porsche engineers in Germany and technical experts based at Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA).

The goal to create a new car which would provide longevity, versatility and flexibility for customers entering the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series has resulted in some significant improvements on its predecessor, including fully adjustable suspension to optimise handling and tyre wear, a new brake system including an endurance brake cooling package for long-distance races and a new exhaust system which has gone through radical changes to see a significant weight reduction.

TRG, TRG/Steven Bertheau, TRG/Black Swan Racing, Brumos Racing, Magnus Racing, and Muehlner Motorsport have signed up for the new 911 GT3 which for the first time since the inception of the Rolex Cup car, has been converted to GRAND-AM spec by PMNA’s technicians.

“During this entire year Porsche has made an extra effort to come up with a top-of-the-line version of a Rolex Cup car at a competitive price. We thoroughly listened to the requests and concerns expressed by our teams in order to help them get back into the GRAND-AM Rolex Series with a terrific new product.

“Despite some of the challenges that had to be overcome during the development phase, we were able to produce a fascinating race car. Needless to say, we are very thankful to our teams for their trust in us as well as their loyalty to the Porsche brand and the Rolex Series. We anticipate an exciting 2011 racing season,” said Jens Walther, President of PMNA.