PORSCHE 911 (997) GT3 RS 2008
RHD with just 9,250 miles and 1 of 6 Gen 1 cars finished in White without decals from the factory (£4000 option)
High specification including Carbon Pack, Sports Chrono, hard wired battery conditioner and Road Angel GEM
Dry-dumped 3.6 litre flat-six revs to 8,400rpm producing 409bhp, 193mph and 0-62 in 4.2 seconds.
A true "homologation special" for the GT3RS race car.
The GT3 is a product of Porsche Motorsport and is a high-performance version of the Porsche 911 primarily intended for racing, and named after the FIA Group GT3 class in which it was designed to compete, whilst the iconic RS moniker is ever only attached to the very best and most extreme race cars for the road produced by Porsche, beginning with the 1973 911 Carrera RS.
In March 2006, at the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche launched the new 997 version of the GT3, and the lighter, more focused GT3RS (often known as the 997.1 GT3RS). The GT3 models were substantially new and significantly more powerful utilising the motorsport derived 3.6 litre M97.76 engine, an evolution of the blue blooded Mezger GT1 racing unit. In the new 997.1 GT3RS, this engine had been subjected to meticulous, obsessive drive to reduce internal masses. The short stroke, dry-sumped boxer six now revved to a maximum of 8,400rpm, 200rpm higher, and with the help of a mild ram-air effect from the engine cover air scoops, a large intake butterfly and a compression ratio up from 11.7 to 12.0 to 1, it develops a heady 409bhp (415PS) at 7,600rpm. That gives it an exceptional rating of 114bhp per litre and makes it almost as powerful as the twin turbo 3.6 fitted to the 996 Turbo. Also new to this GT3 engine was VarioCam, which adjusts the intake cam timings and thus helps improve both efficiency and the spread of torque and the exhaust system is essentially the one developed for the GT3 Cup racers. The GT3RS was also equipped with new adaptive damping and traction control (PASM and TC as standard, the latter based on the system from the Carrera GT), the G97/90 6-speed gearbox, a mechanical limited slip differential (with varying lock-up valves), and non-dual mass flywheel and a bigger clutch. The GT3RS is 44mm wider at the rear (a legacy from the Carrera 4 with which it shared its shell) to conceal a wider track, giving improved stability and grip and to top off this focused package, it's fitted with an adjustable carbon fibre rear spoiler, plastic rear lid and lightweight plastic rear window.
This car is a 2008 911 (997.1) GT3RS and is believed to be just one of six Gen 1 cars ordered from the factory finished in White without the decals (a £4000 option). The car has covered a whole verifiable 9,000 miles and has been regularly serviced (the most recent being carried out at Porsche Centre Glasgow on the 17th December 2018). This car has been in a private collection of very special cars, all being meticulously cared for (this car is fitted with a protective film where you touch the inner door fascia on the inner sills). As well as the more subtle decal-free look, the cars specifications is very discerning, including Sport Chrono Pack (639), Safety Cage in Black (595), Schroth Harness Driver (807), Carbon Package (EZA), Extended Carbon Package (EZB), Bi-Xenon Lighting System (P74), Carbon Door Entry Guards (X69), Carbon Rear Centre Console (XMJ), Sill Covers Painted (XAB), Carbon Dashboard Trim (XGB), and Battery Disconnect Switch (199). An amazing package!
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a true modern classic, with the 997 being the last evolution to use the legendary Mezger normally aspirated engine and with its manual gearbox and perfect size/weight relationship, offers possibly the ultimate 911 experience.
Service History is as follows: -
Minor Service at 4,434 miles - Porsche Centre Colchester
Major Service, Spark Plugs Replacement, Engine Belt and Brake Fluid Change at 4,763 - Independent Porsche Specialist
Minor Service at 6,684 miles - Porsche Centre Glasgow
Minor Service at 7,003 miles - Porsche Centre Glasgow
Minor Service and Spark Plugs Replacement at 7,648 miles - Porsche Centre Glasgow
- LayoutRear Engined
- AspirationNormally Aspirated
- Power 381 bhp
- Torque 284 lbs/ft
- Top speed 190 mph
- Acceleration0 to 62 in 4.4 s
- Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive
- Economy 21.9 mpg
- Body typeCoupe
- Emissions 315 (g/km)
- Vehicle height 1,275 mm
- Vehicle width 1,770 mm
- Previous owners4
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