Up for auction is this 2011 Porsche 997.2 GT3 RS finished in Grey Black with contrasting Red livery. Coveted for its unprecedented performance, this RS model features a powerful naturally-aspirated Mezger engine along with Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) (replaced with steel equipment), Sport Chrono Package, Front Axle Lift System, and Carbon Fiber Sport Seats. This example is now being offered for auction in excellent condition with 19k miles on the odometer by its seller in Southern California.
The Grey Black finish on this GT3 RS is stated to be in excellent condition with the only flaw being some minor rock chips on the front end. As a coveted RS model, this GT3 utilizes the wider bodyshell from the Carrera 4 along with a revised front end which incorporates a large fixed carbon fiber rear spoiler to create greater downforce and improve high-speed stability. RSR-style hood and trunk pins were installed adding to the sporty aesthetics. Unique to this example is the optional “external stripe delete” option while still preserving the distinctive red accents including the mirrors, spoiler end-caps, and 19” center-lock wheels, which come wrapped in Michelin Sport tires with approximately 2k miles on them.
This GT3 RS sports a driver-centric black leather interior adorned with Alcatara trim and red accents. From the factory, this example was equipped with carbon fiber sport bucket seats which provide additional lateral support during spirited driving. The seller does note that the factory OEM roll cage has been removed but will be included with the sale. Boasting an original sticker price of over $157k, this GT3 RS is well equipped and comes with the following factory options:
The second generation 997 features an upgraded 3.8-liter Mezger flat-six engine, which added an additional 35 HP over the 3.6L predecessor, bringing total output to 450HP. Power is sent to the rear wheels by way of a sharp 6-speed manual transmission which propels this GT3 RS from 0-60 in approximately 3.8 seconds. The seller notes this vehicle was set up for time trial events, and the DME report shows only minimal time in the 4 range. The car is said to have been professionally maintained and enjoyed throughout its life. A complete DME report is available to view in the attached gallery. This GT3 RS is reportedly up-to-date on all services including a fresh battery, fluids and filters.
The sale of this immaculate GT3 RS will include one key, original books, service records, a clean Carfax, and a clear California title. The seller notes a spare set of red wheels and the OEM roll bar will be included in the sale. The 997.2 GT3 RS is fast becoming a collector favorite among Porsche enthusiasts for its’ exceptional performance and iconic styling. Well-kept examples are becoming increasingly difficult to find - don’t miss your chance to own this significant example.