2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Seller Asking: €239,000
The 997 generation of GT3 is a very special car in Porsche’s history. Built off of the timeless design and sublime chassis of the 997, Porsche created a near-instant collectible and what many consider to be one of the last real analog driving experiences available. Broken into the 997.1 and 997.2 generations, both were quite special behind the wheel but a host of improvements in the 997.2 GT3 RS make it stand ahead of its predecessor. The first thing you note walking up to a 997.2 GT3 RS is the large rear wing with scaffolding style supports- although it was crazy and outlandish in its day, it looks restrained compared to the GT3s of today and provides ideal downforce at speed to keep the car planted on the road. The 3.6-liter Flat-6 from the 997.1 had its displacement increased to 3.8-liters which results in a 35 horsepower bump but also makes more power and torque available throughout the rev range. One of the most noticeable differences when driving the two cars back to back is that the 997.2 received a transmission with shorter gearing which makes the car feel quicker and allows the driver to reach the upper limits of the engine sooner. Although the RS cars are designed for extensive use on the track, the 997.1 is notorious for its uncompromising suspension when being driven around town. When developing the 997.2, Porsche spent considerable tuning the suspension for a more comfortable ride while also not giving up any of the performance the cars had become known for.
This 997.2 GT3 RS is an outstanding specification presented in Paint to Sample British Racing Green with White Gold Metallic contrasting accents on the wheels, mirrors, and front grille surround. With just 1,500 997.2 GT3 RSs sold worldwide, it is already a rare car and this particular example is one of just three built in this color combination. The interior of the car was ordered in lightweight “Clubsport” trim, which means race fabric on the carbon fiber bucket seats and a rear half cage were installed at the factory and a set of Schroth racing harnesses are included but not installed. In an effort to drop weight even further, lightweight headlights have been specified along with a lightened Lithium-Ion battery and Carbon Ceramic Brakes. Even though this car is well set up for track use, it still has all of the modern convenience features that you would want on your drive to and from the track. Sound Package Plus upgraded stereo has been optioned as well as Bluetooth and cruise control making this GT3 RS a perfect car for the enthusiast who wants a track car that can do double duty as a pleasant road trip companion. Delivered new at Porsche Zentrum Landshut in February of 2011, the car shows just over 10,000 km and has been well maintained by its 3 owners. This GT3 RS retains all of its original books with corresponding service stamps, tools, and original racing belts. With only 3 cars ever produced in this striking specification, this GT3 RS is sure to be popular at any car show, track day, or group drive and will provide years of driving enjoyment for its next owner.