The ‘RS’ badge holds the greatest fascination for Porsche fans and has been applied sparingly to 6 generations of Porsche cars since the 70s instantly turning these machines into motoring legends.
First introduced in 1972 to homologate the 911 Carrera 2.7. Porsches focus has never changed throughout the decades and each RS car goes through a strict weight loss program focused on race series homologation or more recently, in creating the ultimate in track focused driving tools.
The 911 GT3 RS (type 997) was introduced in 2006 based on the existing GT3 and introduced as a homologation special. The RS was of course lighter, 20Kgs lighter, achieved by the use of an adjustable carbon fibre wing, a plastic engine cover and a lightweight plastic rear window. The resulting weight 1,379Kg giving the car a 300bhp per tonne power to weight ratio. The 3.6 Metzger engine from the GT3 remained unchanged but instead coupled to a close ratio 5 speed gearbox with a single mass flywheel allowing it to rev more freely.
The paint scheme and body panels were specifically designed for the RS and its new body was wider by 44mm at the rear allowing for an increase in the rear track and as such improving directional stability but also cornering grip and roll. The wheel base was also extended 5mm for further stability, all this combined with factory issued super sticky Michelin Cup tyres and increased down force from the rear wing made for a formidable road or track machine.
Bi-xenon headlights, PCCB ceramic brakes, Porsche CDR24, FM/AM radio and CD player, Floor mats, Top tint windscreen, Schroth racing harnesses, Black safety rollcage, PASM, Sport button, Climate control and Air conditioning.
Presented in black with contrasting orange decals on the side and rear, this example of Porsche’s legendary GT3 RS is a real head-turner.
The paintwork on this example presents well, the solid black coat that is so easily prone to swirl marks has been lavished with attention from our in-house team of detailing experts to ensure a mirror finish. Orange is also used on the door mirrors and rear spoiler ends to match decals and wheels with carbon fibre shaping the huge rear wing finishing off a very fluid and pure body shape. Arguably the 997.1 the prettiest of any of the modern 911 RS specials.
The black interior is in excellent condition, free of any tears or major marks. The lightweight bucket seats, made from carbon fibre composite materials are clad in high quality alcantara leather with black road belt, the red Schroth racing harnesses stored in the front.. Alcantara is also used for the gear lever knob, steering wheel rim and headliner, all of which remain as new.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The exceptionally powerful, rear-mounted, horizontally-opposed, ‘boxer’ six-cylinder engine in the RS is shared with the standard GT3, but revs up even more dynamically and spontaneously. With a stamped up service book from both Main dealers and specialist along with a folder full of invoicing detailing further maintenance work the engine and mechanicals of this RS are in excellent condition with rev range ignitions clear from 3-6.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 19-inch wheels are in orange, matching the body-side RS emblems. recently refurbished they are pristine and clad in N2 rated Michelin Pilot Sport tyres. Original fit ceramic brakes with yellow calipers provide the stopping power on this track special which bring it to a halt remarkably quickly and efficiently.
Supplied new by Porsche Guildford this RS was then first serviced as per its recommended schedule by Porsche Centre Reading @ 4824 miles in 2008.
Further services have all been carried out at both official Porsche centres and at specialists at the correct intervals.
The service book and owners manuals are present with a folder full of documented invoices alongside 3 keys.
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