The Octane Collection

2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

£124,995 | Location: United Kingdom

Model History:

The ‘RS’ badge holds the greatest fascination for Porsche fans and has been applied sparingly to 6 generations of Porsche cars since the 70s instantly turning these machines into motoring legends.

First introduced in 1972 to homologate the 911 Carrera 2.7. Porsches focus has never changed throughout the decades and each RS car goes through a strict weight loss program focused on race series homologation or more recently, in creating the ultimate in track focused driving tools.

The 911 GT3 RS (type 997) was introduced in 2006 based on the existing GT3 and introduced as a homologation special. The RS was of course lighter, 20Kgs lighter, achieved by the use of an adjustable carbon fibre wing, a plastic engine cover and a lightweight plastic rear window. The resulting weight 1,379Kg giving the car a 300bhp per tonne power to weight ratio. The 3.6 Metzger engine from the GT3 remained unchanged but instead coupled to a close ratio 5 speed gearbox with a single mass flywheel allowing it to rev more freely.

The paint scheme and body panels were specifically designed for the RS and its new body was wider by 44mm at the rear allowing for an increase in the rear track and as such improving directional stability but also cornering grip and roll. The wheel base was also extended 5mm for further stability, all this combined with factory issued super sticky Michelin Cup tyres and increased down force from the rear wing made for a formidable road or track machine.

Equipment:

LHD C09 Sweden Edition, Fixed full nomex carbon buckets, Clubsport package, Bi-Xenon headlamps, Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes (PCCB), Road belts, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). Sport Chrono Package, Top Tinted windscreen, Alcantara Rooflining, Automatic Air Conditioning.

Finished in RS green this GT3 RS looks incredible from all angles and in any location. One of the ultimate 911’s and the first generation of RS to wear the widebody shape, in whatever colour, the imposing silhouette with impossible wide arches and a huge motorsport rear wing make an impact. However, with a coat of factory green paint, it takes this example to another level.

The paintwork is all original factory applied to the metal panels, an indicator to the cars careful and pampered life. Black trim such as the front spoiler, stickers down the side, wing mirrors and window trim all remain in excellent condition and provide a stunning match to the hugely desirable colour scheme. Only a light dusting of stone chips on its wide rear hips indicate some signs of use and present far less than you’d expect with the distance covered.

Interior:

The interior of the RS is extremely focused yet can handle both track and road driving alike. Slip into the nomex bucket seats which provide ultimate support and all controls come naturally to hand, the steering wheel covered in alcantara along with a gearknob laced with additional carbon. The view out over the front of the green bonnet is matched with a jigsaw of green roll cage visible in the rear view mirror. Apart from some light scuff marks to the drivers side plastic protective kick plate the interior remains in excellent condition with minimal marks.

Engine & Transmission:

The 3.6 litre dry-sumped flat 6 responds instantly to even the slightest throttle input, in part due to the single mass flywheel which also saves 8KG. Producing 409 bhp at a scintillating 8400 RPM it simply loves to rev with a spine tingling exhaust note letting you know the pedigree of the boxer engine. Although a true performance variant, the RS is quite happy at cruising speeds and pleasingly offers some considerations for driveability and ease of use.

The excellent 6 speed manual transmission allows you to fully revel in the sharpness of the engine with slick positive shifts. This particular car feels exceptionally sorted with no slack in the drive train whatsoever and benefiting from a recent clutch and flywheel replacement.

Wheels, Tyres & Brakes:

The wheels look stunning finished in gloss black with green RS detailing on the centre caps, which contrasts perfectly with the colourway of this wild Gen 1.

Behind the black spokes the calipers have been finished off in yellow to distinguish the PCCB optional addition, these have recently been replaced and upgraded to ST Ceramics providing superior stopping power to the the standard items.

N rated Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres offer considerations for both road and track. With recent fast road geometry setup the car drives superbly.

History File:

Delivered to Sweden this European spec car was purchased by an enthusiast Japanese Porsche collector and shipped to Japan from new, It was then imported into the UK in 2016. There is an extensive history file with the original leather wallet, both keys, owners handbook and service book present.

Services and oil changes have been carried out at the following mileage (KMs); 8820, 26265, 38682, 41509, 44759, 46594, 47278, 47949, 51361, 61141 and the most recent service completed in the UK at Porsche Guildford in March 2019 at approximately 41k miles.

Fully inspected in house with rev range readout and build sheet available on request this stunning RS green GT3 sits in excellent condition in all its original paint. The car is UK registered with all taxes and duties paid.

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