Now available for auction is this modified 2008 Porsche 997 Carrera S finished in Carrara White over a black interior with Sport Seats. Equipped from the factory with a 6-speed manual gearbox, this Carrera S was brought to the renowned Vision Motorsports in Southern California by its current owner to undergo a complete custom engine rebuild to a larger 4.2L displacement. In addition to its enlarged power plant, this 997 features KW V3 coil-overs, a Fabspeed intake and headers, a lightweight flywheel, upgraded suspension components, genuine BBS wheels, a ducktail rear spoiler, and GT3-style front fascia. A true race car for the road, this 997 offers blistering performance and would be a strong contender in a variety of track events. With approximately 86k-miles showing on the odometer and 10k-miles on the rebuilt engine, this monster of a 997 is now being offered for auction by its owner out of Southern California.
This 997 is finished in Carrara White and features a factory Aerokit front bumper, a Porsche Motorsports GT3 Cup front lip, and a Getty ducktail rear spoiler. Some chips and road-going wear are noted throughout the exterior and CARFAX shows an accident report in 2013 which is said to have resulted in the replacement of a rear bumperette. Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery. This Carrera S rides on a set of genuine BBS E88 three-piece wheels that are currently dressed in Bridgestone RE-71R tires.
Inside, you will find a black interior with optional heated Adaptive Sport Seats, a thicker leather steering wheel, and the Sport Chrono Package Plus. Other factory features include the Bose High-End Sound Package as well as a shifter and handbrake in leather/aluminum. A removable Diono Radian child seat is also currently fitted in the rear. Some signs of wear are noted, and the seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.
At approximately 76,500 miles, the original 3.8L flat-six engine was completely rebuilt by Vision Motorsports and upgraded to a 4.2L displacement. The cost of the rebuild was over $30,000 and includes Vision’s “Track Package” which adds a knife-edged crankshaft, deeper oil sump, a third radiator, and other track-oriented reliability mods. Further, while the motor was removed, Vision addressed other known issues inherent with the M97 motor to ensure long-term reliability. For example, the IMS bearing was replaced with an upgraded unit from LN Engineering. The coolant tank and starter cable were also inspected and deemed to be in good condition as well as the clutch, which was replaced shortly before the current owner's purchase.
The new “VM2” motor was also fitted with a Fabspeed air intake, Fabspeed ceramic-coated headers, a Cargraphics x-pipe with 200 cell cats, RSS engine mounts, and an Aasco lightweight flywheel. The rear wheels are driven through a 6-speed manual transmission which was also upgraded with a Numeric shifter. Suspension modifications include KW V3 coil-overs, a Tarett oversized front anti-roll bar, a factory GT2 rear anti-roll bar, front and rear heim jointed end links, RSS GT3 front control arms, and RSS rear locking toe links. The suspension is tuned for autocross and approximately 10k-miles have been driven on the rebuilt engine with only a single day of track use. The car has been maintained by the seller and Vision Motorsports and recent service items are said to include new rear brake rotors, a new slave cylinder, and an oil and filter change which was carried out in July of 2020. The car has passed California’s SMOG test twice, most recently in March of 2021.
The seller adds that the 4.2L motor transforms the car. The sheer swell of power provided by the added displacement, the lightning-quick responsiveness of the knife-edged crank, and the pure sound of the motor provide an experience truly unlike any other 997.
This sale will include a clean title. The stock parts that were removed from the car are also available from the seller and may be included with the sale pending further arrangements. Offering a combination of stunning looks, long-term reliability, track-oriented performance, and road-going comfort, this is a very special 997 that is sure to satisfy anyone who enjoys the art of driving.