Some race series exist to pit drivers in similar or identical cars up against each other. And some exist to allow drivers to race a wide variety of machinery. GT3 is one such class – bumper grids of high performance sports cars from manufacturers such as Audi, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini and BMW as well as American muscle from Ford, Corvette and Dodge lined up against each other in sprint and endurance races around the world.
GT3 was created as an affordable series to allow drivers to compete in many different races rather than developing a costly race car that could only be entered in to events with that particular set of rules. Once the car has been approved by the FIA (the organisation that runs most global motorsport) then the car is automatically eligible for races around the world. Once the cars are ready to race, the performance is altered by the organisers to try and get the huge variety of cars taking part to perform at the same level, leading to some close intense racing
Like a lot of GT cars, the natural home of a GT3 is the world of endurance racing, where drivers, teams and machinery put them selves to the test battling it out for 24 hours round some of the worlds most famous race tracks, most noteably the Spa 24 Hours is Belgium and the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring in Germany. In recent years, the BMW Z4 has been a very successful GT3 car and teams such as Marc VDS and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing have achieved great success in Europe and America. You can download both of their liveries below, or have a go at creating your own GT3 car