As the 997’s model run slowly wound down Porsche released a variety of special models that showcased both its history and also its engineering and racing prowess. One of those cars is the car we see here: a 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0. The GT3 RS went through a constant evolution during the life of the 997, debuting with the 3.6 liter flat-six found in the standard Carrera and GT3, then enlarged to 3.8 liters with modified suspension, and finally the 4.0 liter 500 hp flat-six of the car we see here that featured further modifications to the body and suspension in an effort to reduce weight and improve overall performance. Needless to say, these were serious cars designed to showcase the limits Porsche could push the 997 chassis, without being a full-on race car. Only 600 were produced and with a price approaching $200K they weren’t cheap. But as a final send-off for the 997 the GT3 RS 4.0 was a fantastic display!
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Model: 911 GT3 RS 4.0
Engine: 4.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 595 mi
This certified Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 is white over Black/Red Full Leather with Alcantara, all deviated stitching options in red and has only 595 miles!!! It comes loaded with Porsche Active Suspension Management PASM, PCM 3.0 w/extd navigation, 6 speed Manual Transmission, Sport Seats with Carbon Fiber Backs, Carbon Fiber Hood, 19″ Painted white GT3 Wheels w/Center Locking Cap, Clear Bra, Black Seat Belts, sport chrono plus, Front Axle Lifting System, Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone Interface, clear tail lights, dynamic cornering lights, RS logo in red, full clear bra applied when new, tinted windows applied when new, battery tender installed and much more! This car is Flawless!!! Please contact Andrew Vargas for purchase of this vehicle. 7077615576
As the last of the GT3 models in any form to feature a 6-speed manual transmission, rather than PDK, the GT3 RS 4.0 will likely remain a legend amongst enthusiasts for many years. Prices for a used example have never really decreased, but I feel the asking price here is still quite a bit too high. Sure, the mileage is low enough that it’s basically a new car, but at twice the original selling price, and around $100K more than the listing of other examples of the GT3 RS 4.0, this one probably isn’t going anywhere. Still, if you want the ultimate naturally aspirated version of the 997, then this is your car.