Many motorsport champions walk away from their race cars at the end of a season, never to experience their beloved steed again. That will not be the case for the 2017 Platinum Cup championship winner in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, a stepping stone to professional competition in the International Motor Sport Association’s (IMSA) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) has announced it will award the 2017 Champion the keys to a new, specially ordered and designed Porsche 911 Carrera for a nine-month on-road journey.
“The iconic sports car has proven itself by producing champions on racetracks around the world for over 50 years,” said Jens Walther, PMNA President and CEO. “Since the Porsche 911 road car and race car have been inseparable, we look forward to rewarding the 2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA Champion with the complete 911 experience, and the opportunity to grow the relationship with our brand.”