The Octane Collection

2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4L

£324,995 | Location: United Kingdom

Model History:

The first high-performance GT3 road models of the 997 generation were the GT3 and the GT3 RS, launched in 2006. The GT3 featured a 3.6 litre flat-six engine, ‘zero lift’ aerodynamics, and an electronically adjustable suspension system. The GT3 RS, 20 kg lighter than the GT3, had a wider rear end which improved directional stability and cornering grip.

In 2009 Porsche launched the second generation 997 GT3, boasting an enlarged 3.8 litre engine, modified rear spoiler and bodywork, and new options including dynamic engine mounts and a pneumatically lifting front axle to compensate for the low ground clearance. The following year, the new GT3 was joined by a revised version of the GT3 RS.

The GT3 RS 4.0, announced in 2011, was the final evolution of the 997. Featuring the biggest 911 model line engine ever, it was limited to just 600 vehicles and brought together in a road car all the attributes that have made the GT3 a serial winner on the race track. Sensationally fast and truly exciting to drive, its crankshaft was lifted unchanged from the GT3 RSR racing car.

With a six-speed sports transmission it was the last manual 911, and used suspension components typically encountered in motor racing. Weight reduction was of supreme importance, hence lightweight components such as bucket seats, bonnet and front wings made of carbon fibre, plastic rear windows and weight-optimised carpets.

Its wide track, low vehicle position, large rear wing with adapted side plates, central twin tailpipe and aerodynamically optimised body, resulted in a uniquely dynamic appearance. It was also the first production Porsche to feature lateral front air deflection vanes (or ‘flics’), which created increased downforce on the front axle and brought the vehicle into aerodynamic equilibrium.

Equipment:

LHD, Sports Chrono Package, Front-Axle Lift Function, PCM 3 Navigation Module, PCM 3 Telephone Module, Dynamic Engine Mounts, Cage in white, Wheels in Black, Part Red alcantara interior.

Exterior:

This is a spectacular example of Porsche’s much sought-after 4-litre GT3 RS, presented in the standard Carrara White, with a grey stripe with red edge running down the centre of the roof and carbon fibre bonnet, the paintwork remains in excellent condition. Door mirrors are grey with red inserts, and the ‘RS 4.0’ legend is scrawled in red at the bottom of each door. Its position very close to the road, plus a steeply-inclined rear spoiler emblazoned with the Porsche name, gives it the look and feel of a full-on racing car. Porsche’s optional electro pneumatic lift system is fitted to the front axle to increase everyday usability.

Interior:

The immaculate cockpit is sparse, as befitting a road-legal racing car. Lightweight bucket seats are in black leather with optional red alcantara inserts, and the three-spoke sports steering wheel is also clad in alcantara with red stitching and a red top-centre marking. Seatbelts are also in red, matching the gear lever and handbrake. The optional PCM 3 navigation system is installed. In the back, most of the space is taken up by the roll cage, in white to match the bodywork.

Engine & Transmission:

There’s no two ways about it – the GT3 RS’s 4-litre engine is awesome. It provides jaw-dropping performance, and when combined with the six-speed manual sports transmission, an incredible driving experience to be admired for many future generations to come. The engine is in perfect working order with the car benefiting from OPC servicing during its time in the UK.

Wheels, Tyres & Brakes:

The GT3 RS is fitted with distinctive 19-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels – on this example they are coloured black and are in near-perfect condition. The wheels are clad in Michelin tyres front and rear. The high-performance brake system features composite disc brake hubs made of aluminium, internally ventilated and perforated discs, and red calipers which can be glimpsed through the wheels.

History File:

Supplied new as a German car through Stuttgart Porsche on the 22 July 2011 this 4.0L has had just 3 owner from new. Imported by ourselves in 2014 at 6400 miles we subsequently sold it to the 2nd and 3rd owners, both UK based.

The car has had 5 services, 4 of which have been undertaken at OPCs in the UK with the last service carried out by Porsche Mid-Sussex in October 2020 before the car went back into storage.

All of the owners pack, service book and spare keys are present.

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