In April 2011, rumours of a 4.0 litre version of the 997 GT3 RS started appearing in various automotive publications, soon followed by supposed spy shots and rendered images. Eventually, Porsche revealed that they were making the 911 GT3 RS 4.0, the very final evolution of the 997 featuring a 4.0 litre engine.
The engine itself features the crankshaft from the RSR with increased stroke dimensions (from 76.4 mm to 80.4 mm). This has increased the power to 500 PS (368 kW; 493 hp) at 8250 rpm and 460 N⋅m (339 lbf⋅ft) of torque at 5750 rpm.
Chassis development has been influenced by the GT2 RS and uses parts sourced from other RS 911s. Front dive planes give additional downforce up front. The car weighs in at 1370 kg, giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 365 bhp per ton. Only 600 cars were built. Each car is individually numbered.
This being the final evolution of the highly sought after 997 GT3 series these very special 4 litre cars have proved a highly rewarding investment and maintained their collectability status year on year since.
First supplied via the Porsche Factory Collection in 2011, this stunning GT3 4.0, finished in black with silver decals, was registered to its original German owner in July 2011, later joining a small UK-based Porsche collection. The GT3 was well specified from new with a number of options such as black leather and alcantara interior, Carrera GT seats, front axle lift, Sports Chrono package, also PASM and PSM suspension packages. A full list of options is available upon request.
Our vendor, a fastidious collector and racer, has stored the car very carefully and used it lightly. Showing a mere 6,000 kilometers from new, and offered with Full Service History (the most recent at JZM Porsche in December 2017 at 5,985 kilometers) and with all relevant books, this is one of the very best of this model available on the market today.