Almost 50 years have passed since Porsche affixed the RS badge – shorthand for RennSport, or “racing sport” – to the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7, a track-focused homologation special allowing Porsche to compete in the precursor to today’s FIA GT racing series.
Utilizing a similar formula, the RS nomenclature reappeared on the 996- generation GT3 in 2003, with performance gains made through an uprated engine, weight-saving measures, stiffer suspension, and aggressive aerodynamics. In 2006, Porsche offered an RS version of the 997 GT3.
The introduction of a second-generation 997 GT3 RS in 2010 heralded an enlarged 3.8-liter “Mezger” flat six with lighter internals helping it spin faster to an 8,500 rpm redline and delivering 450 hp. Mated to a sublime six-speed manual gearbox, the GT3 RS was capable of 0–60 mph in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph. Dynamic engine mounts that adapted to changes in road surface and driving style sharpened handling, while a wider rear track and revised bodywork enhanced cornering grip, downforce, and stability. Held in high esteem by the automotive journalism world, it was described as “the best driver’s 911 yet.”
Body: 2 Doors
Exterior: Grey with Red RS Graphics
Interior: Black Leather & Alcantara
Driver's Sider: RHD
Indicated Mileage: Approx 31,000 KM
Location: Hong Kong
Registration: Hong Kong Registered
History: This RHD Gen.2 997 GT3 RS was a local dealer delivered car in August 2010, it is registered and showing 2 previous owners. The odometer is showing 6000 KM but service record shows an instrument cluster replacement at 24,462 KM. Therefore the car is believed to have done approximately 31,000 KM. The car was well looked after and kept in an excellent mechanical condition, original book pack and owners manuals are present along with its spare key. This excellent example is ready to enter a new stable. Available for viewing by appointment for serious interest only.
Original Hong Kong Dealer delivered car
A hard-to-find Gen.2 with 3.8L motor
Largely Original with tasteful upgrades
Classic Insider condition score: 82 points out of 100
Modified Original. Exterior is excellent with minor stone chips on front end and windshield. Non-Original OZ Lightweight wheels are unmarked and shod with new Cup 2 tires. The Interior is largely original, seats, dash, carpets and door cards shows only minor wear and tear. Upgrade GT3RS 4.0 Steering wheel, shifter knob + boot, Fire Extinguisher and aftermarket carbon trims are installed. Mechanically excellent, with upgraded short-shift kit, 4.0 Rear Differential, 4.0 Suspension System, K&N Filter and Metal Brake Disc replacing PCCB system. Engine bay is kept clean and tidy. Owner's book pack and tool presented.
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BACKGROUND AND HISTORY:
The 997 GT3 variant debuted at the 2006 Geneva Motorshow alongside the Turbo model. The GT3 model line was introduced as a way for Porsche to offer race cars for customer teams and homologate new aero features for racing. The Aerodynamic features on this model include a special front bumper with canards which increase cooling to the front mounted radiators and split spoiler at the rear, as well as a special bumper and centralised tailpipes that help draw heat away from the engine. The engine cover has been enlarged and features an additional air intake underneath the similarly enlarged rear wing.
This generation GT3 RS is regarded as one of the best cars Porsche has ever created and its Mezger engine is one of the reasons why. Mezger engines are the most revered iteration of the flat-six overhead-camshaft engines and whilst all other 911s adopted a new and somewhat problematic design, the GT cars stuck with it. Having proven itself by winning Le Mans in the 911 GT1-98, the engine was proving to be unbreakable, and to top it all off, sounded fantastic. The other reason the 997 generation GT3 is considered one of the best is because it was the last with the six-speed manual gearbox that had been a hallmark of its predecessors. The engine and the gearbox mark the end of an era for Porsche and place the GT3 RS 4.0L firmly in the company's history books.
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