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Named for the FIA racing class it was designed for, the Type 996 GT3 was introduced in 1999. Similar to Porsche’s past RS models, the GT3 was racing focused, and devoid of items that added unnecessary weight or detracted from performance. For 2006, the Type 997 GT3 was launched with a new 3.6-liter, 415 hp engine; Porsche’s active PASM suspension system; and “zero lift” aerodynamics. An RS variant upped the ante with additional weight reduction, and increased grip and stability via a wider rear track and bodywork. Porsche conservatively estimated the 997 GT3 RS as shooting to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and having a 192 mph top speed.
This 2008 Porsche 997 GT3 RS was delivered new to its first of just two owners through Pacific Porsche of Torrance, California, in October 2007. One of 90 examples finished in extra-cost orange paint for North America, this GT3 RS was specified with a contrasting black leather interior. Other notable options include Porsche’s ceramic composite brakes, bi-xenon headlights, Chrono Package Plus, and PCM navigation.
Displaying less than 7,000 miles on its odometer, this RS is supplied with books, tools, tire inflator, window sticker, a CARFAX Vehicle History Report showing servicing, while a Digital Motor Electronics (DME) printout shows zero overrevs. Low production, and an eye-catching color in one of the most visceral Porsches ever, make this GT3 RS a great addition to your collection, or to drive and enjoy.