The Porsche 911 GT3 is a high performance version of the Porsche 911 sports car primarily intended for racing. The GT3 is named after the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Group GT3 class it was designed to compete in.
A number of variations, designed for road and track duty, have been introduced since its launch in 1999 and the GT3 has had a successful racing career in the one-make national Porsche Carrera Cup series, and the international Porsche Supercup. It has won championship and endurance races, including the GT class of the American Le Mans Series seven times, first overall in the 24 Hours of Daytona, and first overall at the 24 Hours Nürburgring six times. In February 2006, Porsche revealed the first generation 997 GT3, commonly now known as the 997.1 GT3 or Gen 1.
The 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, available in Europe from May, in the US from October. To make the GT3 safe for less experienced drivers, the stability control system was made available on the 2010 model year GT3 for the first time. Changes to the exterior are only subtle still recognizable bringing about aerodynamic improvements. Total Downforce was doubled and Power output rose from 410 to 430hp with the new 3.8L engine.
ASK Sound package, Fire extinguisher, Adaptive Sports seats, Dynamic Lights, Instrument Dials in body colour, Sport Chrono Package plus, Chrono display in red, Painted PCM trim, Extended Carbon package, Illuminated carbon sill strips, Centre console cover in Alcantara w/Logo, Seat backs in body colour, Embossed head rests, Seat belts in Guards Red, PASM, Alcanatara roof lining, Mobile phone prep, Alcantara wheel, Gear lever in Carbon / Alcantara, Handbrake lever in Carbon / Alcantara.
Presented in classic Guards Red, or Indischrot, this 997 looks every bit the lightweight racing design. With only the front PU having been restored the paintwork remains all original, retaining its factory coat which contrasts effectively against the anthracite wheels. Consistent and with a deep lustre the car presents very well indeed.
The centrelock wheels, wider front track and renowned 3.8 script on the unique rear wing set this Gen 2 apart in a vibrant colour combination.
Specified with the full leather interior minus the seat covers the cabin exudes a luxurious but purposeful edge compared to many basic GT3 interiors. The cabin showcases the exterior colour scheme in a number of areas with dials and instruments also featured in Red.
Stitched leather runs around the dash and top of the door cars before the carbon fibre inserts separate the Alcantara that lines the glove box; with steering wheel, handbrake and gear surround all featuring the same material. This car was specified with road use in mind so comes with adaptive sports seats, upgraded sound package and cruise control.
The active Alcantara sport seats show exacting original integrity whilst a matching stitched wheel presents as new.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This car has spent most of its mileage on the road as an everyday car rather than a weekend toy and as such remains in excellent condition. The car has been serviced twice by Porsche Centre West London in the last year and a rev range check supports road use.
The manual box is satisfyingly precise and tight as you work your way through the gears.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The lightweight centre lock designed wheels are in perfect unmarked condition wrapped in N2 Pirelli P Zero rubber.
The brakes remain in good condition with calipers showing in excellent order.
Registered in April of 2010 this Gen 2 has maintained a full OPC History with 8 stamps in the original service book.
The last service carried out by Porsche West London in May involved an oil and belt replacement whilst a new battery was installed at the previous service with the same dealer in December of 2016.
Car is registered in the UK with all taxes paid.
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