An even more extreme version of the 911 GT3, the GT3 RS was first introduced in 2003 in an effort to homologate the GT3 RSR for racing. This offered Porsche the perfect opportunity to provide its customers with a track-ready 911 that could be road-registered and driven on the street, to and from the racetrack, if the owner so desired.
Horsepower remained the same as the GT3, and the GT3 RS’s bump-up in performance was due to a handful of other alterations. Wider tires were fitted with a revised suspension for track use, and a large rear spoiler was fitted to help increase downforce. Weight was shed through reduction of interior sound deadening, air conditioning, rear seats, and a Perspex rear window instead of glass. These changes meant that the GT3 RS tipped the scales at just 1,360 kilograms, 50 kilograms lighter than the standard GT3. With a 0–60 mph time of 4.2 seconds leading to a top speed of 190 mph, the GT3 RS certainly was no slouch. All examples were fitted with a full roll cage and finished in white with either red or light blue trim, in a nod to the 2.7 RS of 1973.
This beautiful one owner example only has only driven 7,850km from new. Originally purchased from Porsche in 2004, it was exported to Switzerland in 2008. This is the club sport version and is in pristine condition letting viewers and prospective buyers enjoy the car for what it would have been in its hey-day.
|Auction||Techno Classica Essen|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Chassis Number||WPO ZZZ 99Z45691782|
|Model||GT3 996 RS|
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