Number 379 of 500 examples built and driven for just 4k miles since new
Porsche introduced the 997 GT2 RS in the United States in October 2010 with an initial price of $245,000 MSRP. Today, one of the 500 produced models is up for auction at Bring A Trailer, with the current highest bid standing at $511,000 as of this writing. This not only makes it twice as expensive as its original price but also more costly than a new 992 GT3 RS.
This 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, number 379 of 500 examples built, was initially delivered to Aristocrat Motors in Merriam, Kansas. Finished in Guards Red with black leather and red Alcantara, it features various options such as a locking differential, silver-finished 19″ GT2 RS center-lock wheels, carbon-ceramic brakes, xenon headlights, a fixed rear wing, the Sport Chrono Package, the Additional Carbon Package, auto-dimming mirrors, PCM with navigation, the Audio System Package, the Sound Package Plus, and automatic climate control.
The 997 GT2 RS is equipped with a 3.6-liter Mezger flat-six engine producing 620 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, thanks to twin variable-geometry turbochargers. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transaxle with a locking differential. Porsche claimed a 0-60 mph time of 3.3 seconds, but many reviewers considered it a conservative estimate. It could reach 100 mph in less than seven seconds, with a top speed of 209 mph.
As Porsche’s most powerful street-legal production car at the time and still a formidable contender today, the 997 GT2 RS offers unparalleled performance. This low-mileage, well-equipped example of the ultimate 997 generation 911 is an exceptional addition to any collection and will be a prized possession for enthusiasts for years to come.