The Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 was launched in 2011 and was the final development of the track-inspired series of 997 GT3 RS models. Only 600 examples were made and it was the last hurrah for the motorsport-derived Mezger flat-six that was bored out from 3.8 to 4.0 litres, the largest displacement 911 engine ever.
The normally aspirated power plant was crucially mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and achieved 494bhp at 8,250rpm. The 4.0 RS is considered by many to be one of the greatest drivers’ cars of all time and according to EVO Magazine when the car was released: “It is the ultimate 911, and you could easily argue it’s all the car you’ll ever need. It will become an icon.”
Ordered new from Porsche Stuttgart, this car was exported and delivered to Japan where it resided with its enthusiast owner until earlier this year. It’s finished in Carrera White with contrasting Carrera GT Silver wheels and is trimmed in Black leather and Black Alcantara, complementing the exterior perfectly and resulting in a stunning and eminently desirable 911.
Having covered only 2,991 km from new, this car is a must have for the Porsche collector/enthusiast. The 4.0 holds a true place in Porsche history, not only is it the last of the Mezger engined Porsches, the RS 4.0 is the only limited edition where each car is numbered, and the 4.0 RS will probably be the last manual “RS” variant to roll out of the Porsche factory.
This dazzling white GT3 RS 4.0 Limited Edition (25/600) is in superb condition and awaits your inspection.
|Auction||Coys Royal Horticultural Halls May 2017|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||EU Registered|
|Model||GT3 RS 4.0|
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