The guys at PCarMarket have an auction going at the moment that all Porsche fans should know about. A final salute to the venerated Mezger engine as well as the ultimate evolution of Porsche’s 997, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 was produced in a limited series of just 600 cars worldwide featuring more aggressive aerodynamics, unique trim, a 6-speed manual gearbox, and a special 4.0-liter flat-six producing up to 500 HP.
Built to homologate the 2011 GT3 RSR racecar, the RS 4.0 is fitted with the 3996cc engine which raises power output from roughly 444 to 500 bhp. It is easily identified by its new wings and front winglets just ahead of the front wheels. The flat-six engine’s crankshaft has been taken directly and without modification from the 911 GT3 RSR racing car’s engine, while the connecting rods for the forged pistons are fashioned from titanium. Available solely equipped with a six-speed sports transmission, the car dispatches the 0-62 mph (100km/h) sprint in just 3.9 seconds, and less than 8 seconds later it passes 124 mph. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0’s suspension setup is also derived from Porsche’s racing models, as are the lightweight components featured throughout the car.
It is the best 911 ever made. If you can afford it, you need to buy it (or we all need to chip in together).
This Carrara White 2011 example, #214, was particularly well-equipped from the factory including optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), the Front Axle Lift System, Sport Chrono Package Plus, GT Silver Metallic wheels, and the Extended Carbon Package. Rigorously maintained and accompanied by supporting records, this highly collectible GT3 RS 4.0 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of New York showing just over 4k miles on the odometer.