The 997-generation 911 GT3 RS 4.0 from Porsche represents the outcome of extensive testing on both open roads and in motorsport, showcasing the brand’s finest work. At its unveiling, the car revealed Porsche’s most potent naturally aspirated flat-six engine, generating 500 bhp at 8,250 rpm and 339 foot-pounds of torque.
Despite the already lightweight nature of the standard 911 GT3 RS, Porsche managed to further reduce its weight by 22 pounds. This was achieved by utilizing carbon-fiber front fenders and a trunk lid, along with titanium connecting rods and lighter interior trim.
At the time, many enthusiasts considered this version to be the ultimate expression of the most extreme road-going Porsche 911, instantly making it as future classic. Only 600 units were produced and this particular example we found on ISSIMI is no exception.
This Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0, originating from Italy and sold through the Porsche Center in Turin, has seen a dynamic life under the ownership of just three enthusiasts. With 30,352 km accumulated since 2011, it stands as an ideal choice for those seeking a well-enjoyed example. Painted in the exclusive Carrera White, this GT3 RS boasts tasteful graphics, including an “RS 4.0” script and a silver/red stripe along the lower door. The optional white-matched wheels complement the red brake calipers, and a front-end nose lift enhances city driving.
Inside, red accents, Alcantara features, and fixed carbon bucket seats create a visually striking yet comfortable interior. The Mezger-based 4.0-liter engine, with a crankshaft from the RSR race car, elevates power to 493 horsepower while maintaining a thrilling 8,000 rpm redline. Equipped with a “Cup” exhaust system, this GT3 RS produces a captivating sound. The 6-speed manual gearbox adds to the driving experience, achieving a 0-97 km/h time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 311 km/h.
Undoubtedly the most sought-after version of Porsche’s 997-generation 911, the GT3 RS 4.0 is a milestone vehicle that offers an unparalleled driving experience. It is certain to be a collectible for many years to come, and this particular example is ready to be driven and enjoyed just as the manufacturer intended.