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Porsche 996 vs. 991 GT3 RS: A Tale Of Two 911s

The Porsche 911 is a legendary car, revered for its timeless design, exceptional performance, and exhilarating driving experience. It also offers a spectrum of driving experiences, from the attainable enthusiast’s dream like the Porsche 996 to the pinnacle of track-focused performance, the 991 GT3 RS.

The 996 strikes a balance between affordability and classic Porsche character. It boasts a naturally aspirated flat-six engine, likely a 3.4L unit generating around 300 horsepower. While not the most powerful 911 ever made, it offers a raw, connected feel behind the wheel, characteristics often cherished by purists.

The 991 GT3 RS, a phenomenal machine with a price tag of £250,000. This is a car built for the racetrack, boasting a 4.0L twin-turbocharged flat-six engine churning out a staggering 520 horsepower. With lightning-fast PDK dual-clutch transmission and advanced aerodynamics, the 991 GT3 RS devours corners and begs to be pushed to its limits.

Have you ever wondered if a heavily modified, budget-friendly Porsche can compete with a modern high-performance model? That is what Mat Watson attempts to find out as he compares a modified 996 against the 991 GT3 RS.