A Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Makes a Surprisingly Good Ice-Racer

Further proof the 911 is at home in any environment.

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Brian Silvestro

If you've ever been to an ice-racing event, you'll know there's a massive amount of variety to the cars that show up to compete. There are everything from 1960s Saabs, to fully-prepped Subaru rally cars, to real, actual 911 GT3 Cup cars on spiked tires, like the car shown here.

Driven by Max Stratton at this weekend's AMEC ice racing event on Warner Lake in East Berne, New York, this 997-generation Cup car has absolutely no issue translating its road-course capability to a low-grip surface. Using a set of WRC-spec Michelin studded tires on Braid wheels, it carves through turns and past competitors with ease.

I was actually at this event, and can confirm the car sounds even better on the outside than it does from the cabin. Stratton ended up taking the win in his class in two of the three heats, even managing to beat a handful of all-wheel drive cars in the process. Not bad at all.

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