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Lot 54

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

2011 Porsche 997 GT2 RS

Estimate

$425,000 - $475,000

Chassis

WP0AE2A95BS778106

Car Highlights

One of 500 Examples Built; Only 142 Were Specified for North America
Striking Guards Red Paint with Carbon Fiber Trim
Desirable Equipment Includes Sport Seats and Exclusive Options
Just Two Private Owners and Less than 3,800 Miles from New
Accompanied by Books, Window Sticker, Service Records, and DME Report

Technical Specs

3,600 CC Type M97/70 DOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin Variable-Geometry Turbochargers
Electronic Port Fuel Injection
620 BHP at 6,500 RPM
6-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Cross-Drilled Composite Ceramic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that a new title has recently been processed and should be available shortly following the auction. Online bidding is not available for this vehicle.

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Norman Hann, Kansas (acquired new in 2011)Current Owner (acquired from the above)

At the Moscow Auto Show in August 2010, Porsche unveiled an extraordinary new 911, the GT2 RS. This unique addition to the Porsche range, the first turbocharged model to carry the famous RS moniker, was developed in collaboration between the factory’s Motorsport and Exclusive departments. Their combined efforts resulted in a track-focused 911 with the performance and aesthetic appeal to rival the world’s most exotic supercars.

At the heart of the GT2 RS was a twin-turbocharged Mezger flat six, an evolution of the engine that powered the 911 GT1 to an overall win at Le Mans in 1998. The M97/70 engine produced 620 bhp and 516 lbs./ft. of torque, making the GT2 RS the most powerful road-going Porsche 911 yet. The chassis was based on the concurrent GT3 RS, and weight was reduced wherever possible to create a true dual-purpose sports car. Unnecessary sound-deadening was removed and lightweight components, like pull-strap door handles, carbon fiber panels, and a single-mass flywheel, were utilized. At the same time, Porsche engineers ensured brilliant dynamics through the use of special spring rates and anti-roll bars, composite ceramic brakes, as well as recalibrated management systems.

Visually, the new GT2 RS was differentiated through the extensive use of exposed carbon fiber, wide center-lock alloy wheels, flared wheel arches, and model designations on the doors and rear lid. Matte-finish carbon fiber was also integrated into the redesigned front and rear spoilers, which enhanced aerodynamics.

The GT2 RS weighed significantly less than the standard GT2 and possessed a remarkable power-to-weight ratio, with just 4.9 pounds per horsepower. According to Porsche’s own conservative reports, the GT2 RS accelerated from 0–60 in 3.4 seconds, boasted a top-track speed of 205 mph, and lapped the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit in just 7 minutes 18 seconds.

This 997 GT2 RS is one of 500 built, of which 142 were bound for the North American market. Finished in classic Guards Red over a striking two-tone interior and sporting many desirable options – including an extensive carbon fiber package, bucket seats, Sport Chrono module, Sirius XM Radio, and Porsche Communication Management with navigation – this example was bought new by Norman Hann of Kansas. Mr. Hann sold the GT2 RS to the current owner, and it remains in impeccable condition with less than 3,800 miles. A recent Porsche authorized dealer report comes with the car, along with the window sticker, books, keys, service invoices, and a DME report certifying that the engine has no overrevs – essential on an ultra-powerful automobile with a manual gearbox.

Recently serviced, with exceptionally low mileage and sought-after options, this GT2 RS is an excellent opportunity to acquire the top-of-the-line, fastest road-going Porsche of its day.