Industry News – Fortis Watch Sponsors Porsche Racing Car
Fortis is sponsoring a Porsche driven by Richy Müller, a German actor-turned
racing drive, who competes in the Porsche Pirelli Supercup.
The painter Frank Bürmann, was commisioned by Fortis to design the FORTIS SPACE
PORSCHE, as the car is officially known.
The Porsche Pirelli Supercup, now in its eighth season, is the only GT racing
series to run exclusively as a support series to the Formula 1 World
Championship. Drivers compete in technically identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
sports cars in sprint races of approximately 43.5 miles (70 km).
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars have 3.6-liter, six-cylinder engines that produce 370
horsepower and propel the cars from 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in 4.2 seconds. The
cars have an adjustable rear wing, front spoilers and side sills. Pirelli
provides every vehicle with two sets of identical racing tires per event.
This formula ensures close competition that places a premium on driving skill.
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