The 997 GT3 RS 4.0 is widely regarded as a high water mark in quick Porsche 911s.
The ultimate development of the successful 997 GT3 line, only 600 were made and it was described by respected journalists at the time as ‘the ultimate driver’s 911’.
This 2,000 mile car is right hand drive and was originally supplied to New Zealand. It has had two previous owners in the UK and is presented in excellent condition.
The car is up to date with service history, shows no engine over-revs in any of the six ignition ranges and is priced competitively.
Chassis number: WP0ZZZ99ZBS785163
Engine: 4.0 flat-six 6-cylinder, normally aspirated
Gearbox: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 2,213 miles
Colour: Carrara White
Interior: black leather and alcantara
Engine number: 61B31611
Serial number: 107 of 600
Although all GT3’s are respected as some of the best and most usable performance cars that Porsche has ever made, the 4-litre 997 GT3RS really took every aspect to an extreme.
In what was to be the final iteration of the famous Mezger engine, Porsche used the crankshaft from the RSR race car to stroke the 3.8 of the GT3 RS and extend the capacity by 202 cc to 3,996 cm3. The engine also received new intake manifolds, higher-flow air filters, updated variable valve timing and a variable induction system to lift power by 13% to 500 bhp – an incredible 125 bhp per litre.
Porsche also reduced weight by using the carbon fibre front wings and carbon fibre bonnet from the GT2RS..
The result is a car that can truly be called one of the greatest 911s of all time.
The car was originally delivered in New Zealand by Giltrap Porsche in Auckland in September 2011. Accompanying the car is a letter from Porsche GB explaining the very limited differences between C16 (UK) and C32 (NZ) specification.
The car has a fully stamped service history file and was last serviced by Porsche specialist, Heritage Autowerks, in October 2018, showing a mileage of 2,193.
The car presents in immaculate condition and wants for nothing. An engine over-rev test was recently carried out and shows no over-revs in any of the ranges.
More than any other manufacturer, Porsche has a history from the start of providing the most rigorously developed, high performance, motorsport-derived solutions to its clients through limited edition road car projects.
The 997 GT3 RS 4.0 is surely one of the ultimate examples of this approach. No expense or resource was spared to produce a car that is still regularly listed as one of the best 911s of all time.
With the benefit of hindsight, the 997 series is seen by an increasing number of enthusiasts as a model that mixed the greatest performance with usable size – something that the larger, heavier, more modern cars have lost.
In desirable right-hand drive format, with low miles and a totally clear history, this 4-litre is ready to be used as intended. What a great car from the greatest sports car manufacturer.