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When sports car racing returned to prominence in the 1990s, Porsche took the opportunity to return to one of their most successful arenas. Initially transforming the 911 Turbo model into the 911 GT2 privateer race car, the company introduced the superlative 911 GT1 in 1996, which won Le Mans just two years later.
Following the victory, Porsche briefly discontinued the GT2 to focus on a new competition variant, the GT3, named for the class in which it would compete. Immensely popular with Porsche enthusiasts, the GT3 quickly became a winner, taking 1st overall at Nürburgring in 2000, and at Spa and Daytona in 2003. The GT3 RS that Porsche introduced on the new 997 platform in 2006 was 1.7" wider than the standard GT3 at the rear and used the Carrera 4 body shell. The model was endowed with even more power in 2010 when the engine displacement was increased to 3.8 liters, which combined with the RS’s extra compression to develop 450 hp.
When Motor Trend tested the 2011 GT3 RS, the car hit 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.5 seconds, and routinely reached 150 mph, though the testers were limited by short runways (official top speed is 193 mph). Writer Carlos Lago jubilantly noted the model’s manual-only gearbox, and stated, “The RS offers engagement on the most visceral level. It is frighteningly old school, rattling like a dry-clutch Ducati at a stoplight, threatening to break you for one misstep. It’s like the Porsches dad warned you about, the ones from the old days…”
This awesome 997 GT3 RS is one of about 450 examples built for the US, and it is believed to be the only example worldwide ordered in paint-to-sample Signal Green (W25) with the distinctive DZM Customization Package (consisting of black wheels, rearview mirrors, decals, and rear-wing end plates). Ideally optioned with a front-axle lift system, dynamic cornering lights, an Alcantara sport steering wheel, and the Sport Chrono Package, this spectacular GT3 RS has accrued approximately 1,500 miles and benefits from the care of just two dedicated custodians.
The first owner immediately implemented some tasteful competition-themed upgrades, including the installation of a paint-to-sample roll cage and high-quality GMG exhaust system, along with a protective clear bra and light window tint. As would be expected of such a well-kept, low-mileage example, this Porsche is offered with its original window sticker, owner’s manuals, service records, and recent Bosch DME readout.
Never driven on the track or displayed at Porsche events, this sensational machine promises enjoyment for hot laps or spirited weekend outings, a perfect acquisition for the modern Porsche collector.