The now iconic Tuthill Porsche 997 R-GT is set for a new home in Sicily after the 2015 FIA R-GT Cup winner sold the championship winning car to Italian driver Domenico ‘Mimmo’ Guagliardo. Team owner Richard Tuthill says he looks forward to seeing the car in action in it’s new owners hands and said farewell to the car with a private test at Curburough Sprint Circuit for Guagliardo.
“Winning the R-GT Cup was a great achievement, but the real satisfaction came from entertaining so many thousands of rally fans all over Europe,” said Tuthill.
“We developed the car right through the season and were still applying upgrades through R-GT’s pre-sale refurbishment. It’s a wonderfully capable rally car, and we look forward to seeing the Italian fans out in force to welcome R-GT to its new home in Sicily.”
Guagliardo will debut the car at the iconic Targa Florio event which runs from May 4-8, the event is also celebrating it’s centenary.
“Richard and his team have built a wonderful car that is great fun to drive,” said the Italian driver, “We are delighted to bring the R-GT Cup winner home to Sicily for this very special Targa celebration. When we announced our new purchase, I had many requests to drive the car in the Targa Florio, but that pleasure will be all mine. We are excited to get started!”
Tuthill Porsche is sending a technical team out to support the 997 R-GT on the