2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The 911 GT3 RS. The ultimate expression of a road-going icon. We’ve talked about this model quite a bit in the context of the 997 GT3 RS, which at this point appears will be the last of these models to feature a manual transmission rather than PDK, but we haven’t actually featured one. The GT3 RS itself also happens to be my favorite car so I’ve had my eye out for these for a while now, and I’ve seen quite a few of them coming up for sale. But for some reason this one really stood out (hint: it’s the color) and I finally decided to feature one. First things first: this is almost a ridiculous color, no better evidenced than by its name – ultraviolet. This is PURPLE in it most purple purpleness. But that’s fine and frankly these are the sorts of colors that I like to see on a GT3 RS anyway. That ridiculousness is propelled by a 4.0 liter flat-six throwing 500 hp at the 7-speed PDK transmission, which then delivers it all to the rear wheels as the rpms scream toward 9000. In typical GT3 RS fashion the interior has less frills, features lighter sport seats and it lacks rear seats altogether. That loss of weight along with the revised suspension will help these 911s keep up with the best other car makers can offer. I’m going to withhold my assessment of the styling of these until I see one in the flesh, but there’s a lot going on and I’m not sure I’m totally on board. About their performance there should be no such reservations.

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Year: 2016
Model: 911 GT3 RS
Engine: 4.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 60 mi
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HIGHLIGHTS:

– 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

– Ultraviolet Exterior ($3,140)/Black/GT Silver Leather Interior (Alcantara) ($3,480)

– LED Headlights in Black with Porsche Dynamic Lights System (PDLS) ($3,715)

– Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) Transmission

– Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) ($9,210)

– Sport Chrono Package (Porsche Track Precision App) ($1,850)

– Extended Range Fuel Tank, 23.9 gal

– 20”/21” GT3 RS Wheels

– Wheels Painted in Satin Black ($685)

– Light Design Package ($510)

– Full Bucket Seats

– Smoking Package

– Floor Mats

– Luggage Net in Passenger Footwell

– Fire Extinguisher ($140)

– Instrument Dials in White ($860)

– Sport Chrono Clock Dial in White ($500)

– Sun Visors in Alcantara ($585)

– Door Sill Guards in Carbon Fiber, Illuminated ($1,275)

– Pedals and Footrest in Aluminum ($625)

– Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including Navigation Module

– Sound Package Plus ($700)

So it doesn’t have a traditional manual and that’s too bad. Porsche has made clear their thinking on this: the GT3 RS is faster when equipped with the PDK transmission and since the whole point of these cars is to maximize their performance then the PDK is the natural choice. Frankly, with 500 hp we’re well beyond what is usable on the street anyway so I can see their thinking. It’d still be great to have a proper manual, but if your desire is for time on the street then the new Cayman GT4 can be had with a 6-speed manual and perhaps that’s the overall better choice for those drivers. It’s also much less expensive. About the price: this seller has been kind enough to make clear just how much of a markup they have attached to this car and it’s quite significant. This GT3 RS had an MSRP of just above $233K, making the $379,494 asking price here seem more than absurd. That’s quite a premium they’re looking to extract and if I’m remembering correctly it’s the highest priced example I’ve come across. They’re asking a lot for this color. In fairness, I don’t think I’ve seen a GT3 RS with an asking price below $300K so all of this is relative, but the writing on the wall is clear: if you want one immediately it will cost you significantly.

-Rob

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4 Comments

  1. I don’t know if many are actually selling at this price. There are quite a few for sale at around 350k. Will be interesting to see how high the bids go for this GT3 RS.

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  2. Porsche of Beverly Hills is trying to get $150K over on one of their GT3 RSs in stock and $200K over on the other. The “cheaper” one is in this color. Saw it in person Friday picking up my car from service. Both the overall car and the color look better in person. Yet, there IS a “a lot” going on w/ fender gills, etc.

  3. I may be in the minority but if this is the direction of Porsche, I’ll take a plain jane 997 GT3RS in Signal Green or Pumpkin Orange….lots of louvers & intakes not to mention the really tall rear deck wing…
    the UltraViolet is better suited to a Challenger Hellcat as Plum Crazy Purple 🙂

  4. Drive one and you’ll see why manual is not the best transmission – these simply rev so insanely fast one cannot fault the PDK as the better choice

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