Signal Yellow 2015 Porsche 911 GT3

I think I’ve been neglectful of the GT3, and that’s stupid. These are phenomenal cars. They are perhaps overshadowed by the more extreme GT3 RS and that’s probably the cause of my neglect, but really they shouldn’t be as their capabilities lie well beyond what most drivers can usefully exploit. And unlike the GT3 RS with all of its vents and wings the GT3 makes due with slightly more aggressive lines to separate itself from the rest of the 911 lineup. Well, when one popped up in Signal Yellow my attention was grabbed. Of the various yellows Porsche has produced, I feel confident Signal Yellow is my favorite. With Green, Blue, and Orange (really any of the jelly bean colors) I’m less certain and can sway toward one or another based on the model or just whatever has been capturing my focus at the time. But with yellow, it’s no contest. On a GT3 the color is brought to even greater heights as it marries its beauty with the superb performance of these modern 911s. Very little will grab your attention better than a long-hood 911 in Signal Yellow, but I dare say this GT3 does a pretty good job.

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2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

I sometimes wonder if I’m too neglectful of newer 911s. I rarely post them (and I think this is a general feature of our site), but the reasons for that are pretty natural: finding newer models in good condition isn’t always that difficult. There are abundant options available and most all will serve a driver’s purposes very well. That said, as we all know there can be great benefits to buying a lightly used car since most show initial depreciation that is quite rapid. If you aren’t picky then you can save a good bit of money. What about if you are picky? While newer models do abound on the second-hand market they aren’t always interesting nor come in an interesting spec, so if you’re looking for just the right combination of features along with a better price the search becomes more arduous. I think the car we see here, a GT Silver 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe with Carrera Red interior and 7-speed manual transmission, checks a lot of these boxes and it is just this sort of modern car that is very worth our time here at GCFSB.

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Double Take: Iconic Blues – 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

This post is aimed at a pretty specific audience since the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS itself is already a niche vehicle and the two we have here further shrink that niche with their very bright exteriors. I love Porsche’s pastel blues and here we have two of the best and most well known that have been offered, each coming from a different era in Porsche’s history. Mexico Blue and Riviera Blue. Both were paint-to-sample options for the GT3 RS and add an additional layer of cachet to what is already a very high demand machine. The asking prices are, of course, absurd, but given how few of each of these must exist I suppose it is the price that must be paid to own such a potential icon. Let’s begin with the older of the two colors: Mexico Blue:

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2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition

As part of its sendoff of the outgoing 991 Porsche has turned to what it knows best: special editions. Inspiration this time did not come from the celebration of a production milestone or anything of that sort, but rather a celebration of some of Porsche’s biggest, and longest-tenured, fans. The Rennsport Reunion. As a Porsche-sanctioned event featuring some of the most prestigious models in Porsche’s history and with the express intention of using those cars on the track – rather than just having them seen – the Rennsport Reunion serves as a fitting showcase of the marque’s motorsport pedigree. To celebrate it makes much sense. The resulting special edition began with the Carrera GTS and its 430 hp being delivered only to the rear wheels, mandates that it come equipped with a manual transmission, and then throws on a number of cosmetic enhancements to help separate it from the rest of the GTS herd. To make it even more special, they only built 25.

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Gulf Blue 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Last week I featured a Glacier Blue 911SC that the seller mentioned as being akin to a lighter shade of Gulf Blue. Well here we have the real thing: a Gulf Blue 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS located in California. The Gulf colors have long been synonymous with racing figuring most prominently at Le Mans on Ford’s GT40 as well as Porsche’s own 917. Since those early days the Gulf livery has found its way onto a wide variety of road cars and on a modern Porsche there’s really no better option than to have Gulf Blue covering the lines of the GT3 RS. This isn’t as shout-at-you vibrant as Lava Orange or Ultraviolet, but for its link to so many historically great race cars it certainly should stand as one of the best options on these ultimate 911s. My only quibble: the wheels should be orange!

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2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S

There is something about this 911 that really is attracting my notice. I can’t put my finger on it, but more so than most 991s I come across this one looks really good. Maybe it’s the color combination – I do really like the interior. Or maybe just the white exterior paint in general, which for whatever reason seems to work for me. I haven’t been a huge fan of the 991 design as it’s become too flat and more or less looks like the Cayman. I realize that’s the reverse of how the two models are typically viewed, with most seeing the Cayman as derivative of the 911, but with the current models the direction seems to have shifted. I’m sure aerodynamically it’s far superior to the more upright appearance of an air-cooled 911, but those specific aerodynamic benefits will rarely be appreciated to any significant degree so I can’t say I care. Design aesthetics aside, the 991 is another step forward in the long evolution of the 911 as one of the best sports coupes on the market. Performance is raised across the board and even if the current 911 isn’t as hard-nosed as it once was it remains a rear-engined driver and that in itself lends it much of its unique character. Plus, what car isn’t as hard-nosed as it once was? So here we have a White 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S, located in Florida, with Nautical Blue leather interior and 57,442 miles on it.

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2014 Porsche 911 GT3 – Paint-to-Sample Mexico Blue

Every iteration of Porsche’s 911 GT3 seems to push the boundaries on what we think is possible from a performance perspective from a road car. The GT3 RS then extends those boundaries even further, but usually with the sacrifice of some of the day-to-day usability. With each new model Porsche manages to produce more power from a seemingly confined package while increasing road-holding and other performance benchmarks, but with little apparent sacrifice. Even as a variety of jurisdictions develop increasingly more stringent emissions standards that make it seem impossible for cars such as these to continue to exist, let alone improve, the GT3 manages to do just that. And the example we see takes all of that exceptional Porsche engineering and wraps it in one of the best colors in the 911’s long history. Here we have a paint-to-sample Mexico Blue 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, located in Arizona, with 3,200 miles on it.

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2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Club Coupe

In some ways, this 911 could have found its way into the group of cars I featured earlier this week. It would have been the lowest price by a substantial margin, but given the difficulty in obtaining one – only 60 were made available and those only to PCA members – then we could understand why some might aspire to own just such a car. The 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Club Coupe follows in the line of many special edition examples in that it serves to recognize a particular Porsche milestone. In this case that milestone being the 60th year of the Porsche Club of America. Also like many Porsche special editions the primary manner in which these are differentiated from other models is mostly aesthetic, though as noted above this model was additionally distinguished through its restricted availability. Of course, that issue does not affect the secondary market. The base of the Club Coupe begins at the top of the 911 model range with the Carrera GTS, featuring the widened rear of the Carrera 4, but retaining its rear-drive layout. Added to that is a Powerkit, initially only available on the Club Coupe, to boost power to 430 hp. But the most striking feature is the paint, which has been dubbed Club Blau, and it really sets the Club Coupe apart from other 911s. Additional features are some interior upgrades, a ducktail rear spoiler, and a set of 20 inch Sport Classic wheels.

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2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS – No Reserve

We’ve seen the high markup currently being attached to the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The bottom line is that if you’d like to have one immediately then you have to pay. But how much? With this car, a Lava Orange example with 28 miles on it, I hope to satisfy that curiosity and see what one might go for. The owner of this GT3 RS has put it up for auction with no reserve. For those who might genuinely be in the market for a GT3 RS I imagine this would also be worth investigating, either to get a sense of the market or even to buy it. Lava Orange isn’t quite as bright as previous orange variants Porsche has released. In pictures it reminds me somewhat of Blood Orange, which is one of my favorite 911 colors and was only available in the late-60s and early-70s. As with any brightly hued vehicle the color won’t be for everyone, but a GT3 RS deserves this sort of color anyway. Why hide? This particular example seems fairly highly optioned, of perhaps most significance the carbon ceramic brakes were selected, and came with a sticker price of $209,735.

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2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS – REVISIT

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The Ultraviolet 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS remains up for sale and the price has come down by $20K. I wanted to revisit this one because while this was the first GT3 RS in this color I had seen at the time I featured it, I have now come across a few others (all with equally high prices) and I’ve come to like the color a lot more. In direct light like we see here it does come across as an extremely bright purple, but in other pictures that are more shaded the color is much more subdued and, dare I say, extremely attractive. It will always be a niche color, there is no doubt about that, but seeing it again I think it’s less outlandish than I initially considered and really can fit the persona of the car quite well.

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The below post originally appeared on our site December 6, 2015:

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