- Number 231 of 600 Worldwide
- Raw, Driver Focused GT3RS 4.0L
- Clubsport Package Example
- 2 Owners From New
- RHD Example
- UK Supplied
The Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 is the last model of the 997 series, with Porsche’s intention to fully maximise the performance of the 911 chassis. Porsche ensured that this last 997 model was special. With only 600 being produced worldwide and a larger engine than its predecessors before it, it wasn’t just ‘another’ version of the 3.8 litre GT3 RS. The heads, intake manifold and many other internal engine components were all new, meaning that it had a different character, providing the driver with a unique level of engagement. The 997 GT3 RS has the rare ability to coherently translate the dynamics of the surface beneath it through the steering wheel, directly to the driver. This is a car that takes skill to master.
The flat six engine of the 997 GT3 RS is the same size of that which was in Porsche’s GT3 RSR race car of the time. The engine is also laden with track-bred technology, with parts lifted from the successful Le Man race car. A dry-sump and single mass flywheel combined with an impeccably stable chassis are just a few of the reasons the 997 GT3 RS provides sensational handling performance and power delivery. The 8,500rpm redline doesn’t feel so far away in a car pushing out 493bhp, and the sound emitted from the reworked exhaust system rewards you as you reach it.
The Porsche 997 GT3 RS is truly a work of art, demonstrating Porsche’s deep understanding of what a track-oriented performance car should offer. It is the finest representation of the elite craftsmanship and ingenuity, consistently delivered by Porsche. This is why a car of this calibre is so relevant and competent almost 10 years on.