Although the 996-generation GT3 RS didn’t came to the US, that completely changed when the 997-generation was introduced. Production of the GT3 RS started in 2007, and it quickly became a must-have model and established itself as a direct competitor to Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale and Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera.
The 997 911 GT3 RS is an even lighter and more purist version of the 911 than the standard 997 911 GT3. 20 kilograms lighter than the GT3 and equipped with a close-ratio six speed manual the GT3 RS gets to 60 mph 1/10th of a second faster than the GT3. The 911 GT3 RS is 44mm wider at the rear than the GT3. The wider track helps improve directional stability when cornering. Weight savings have been made by using plastic for the rear lid, a lightweight plastic rear window and a carbon fiber rear wing.
The exceptionally meaty 3.6-liter Mezger flat-six engine generates 415 horsepower and 299 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to a close-ratio six-speed transmission with a single-mass flywheel and the 20 kg lower vehicle weight, the engine revs up even more freely, thus enabling the 911 GT3 to sprint from zero to 100 km per hour in 4.2 seconds. That’s one tenth of a second faster than the GT3. It takes just 13.3 seconds to hit to 124 miles per hour. Maximum speed is 192 miles per hour.
Perhaps one of the finest and most desirable examples you can find today, this 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS finished in Orange with 19″ black-finished alloy wheels and GT3 RS side stripes over a black leather and Alcantara interior has only 17k miles (9k of which were added by the current owner). The car hosts a number of extra factory options that includes Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, a Fabspeed exhaust, a limited-slip differential, bi-xenon headlights, a fixed rear wing, a CD stereo, and automatic climate control, amongst many other options.
Widely considered to be one of the most sought-after modern 911s today, finding a better example than the one offered here on Bring A Trailer is a difficult task. The sale will also include complete service records, the removed exhaust system, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Texas title.