Following its triumphant return to GT racing last year that culminated with a championship trophy, Brumos Racing has left all the celebrating to its fans. Last year, Porsche built five special-edition cars for Brumos Porsche to sell (the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition), and now Porsche Motorsport is getting in on the fun by building five race-only Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 4.0 Brumos Commemorative Edition for racing enthusiasts to enjoy. Unlike the B59 Edition, these commemorative GT3 Cup cars are not street legal, and they will be sold exclusively through Brumos Racing, the motorsports division of Brumos Porsche dealership located in Jacksonville, Fla.
These factory race cars will actually be the last five 2012 911 GT3 Cup cars that Porsche is building for North America, and they will feature a Grand-Am-spec 4.0-liter racing engine tuned to produce "more than 450 horsepower." The cars will instantly be ready for racing in SCCA or Porsche Club of American competitions, and each 911 GT3 Cup 4.0 Brumos Commemorative Edition will certainly look the part as they will be painted in the iconic Brumos Racing livery (white with red and blue stripes) and have a rear wing with polished uprights. The cars will also have "911 GT3 Cup 4.0" badges on the rear decklid, and they will come with plenty of race equipment inside including a Motec data acquisition system mounted to a carbon dash panel, carbon floorboard under the pedals and unique chassis ID plaque. While official images of the car have yet to be released, these unique cars will look every bit as race worthy as the No. 59 car that won the 2011 Rolex Grand-Am GT Championship.
Brumos Porsche General Manager Ray Shaffer pointed out that while the dealership's usual motto is "we race what we sell," these new racecars reverse that with more of a "we sell what we race" mentality.