The reference ''RS'' will quicken the pulse of Porsche connoisseurs. Models such as the legendary Carrera RS 2.7 of 1972 and the 1991 964 911 RS were also sports cars that stood out on account of their extreme degree of manoeuvrability and handling. That tradition is continued with the 993 RS and then the 996 GT3 RS. In common with its predecessors, it provides a homologation model for use in a range of racing series.
Although the horsepower remained the same 375 bhp as per the GT3 model, the GT3 RS's overall performance increase was highly distinguishable. This owed thanks to the wider wheels and tyres combined with a revised suspension system, as well as a stringent diet that Porsche subject the RS too. Weight was extracted from a reduction in sound deadening, air conditioning, a composite bonnet, rear seats delete and a Perspex rear window instead of glass. To increase rear downforce and maximise the use of the wider rear wheels, the fixed rear wing grew to race car proportions.
The combination of these improvements allowed the GT3 RS to accelerate from 0 - 60 in a just 4.2 seconds with an ultimate top speed of 190 mph. It was available only in Carrara white with the option of red or blue livery with colour matched wheels, as to pay homage to the 2.7 RS.
This superb 996 GT3 RS was delivered to its first private owner in June 2004 in Norway, one of just two cars delivered to that country. Presented in the superb combination of Carrera White with Red RS Livery, it was equipped with the following options from new; Radio, air conditioning, fire extinguisher, steel disc brakes and the much sought after, removable front roll cage.
Recently imported into the United Kingdom by DK Engineering, it has been subjected to a no expense spared major service by marque specialists, Jaz Porsche. Presented with just over 35,000 miles from new and in superb condition, reflecting the fastidious nature in which this car has been cared for. This stunning GT3 RS comes accompanied by its original books, spare key and tools. Located in our showrooms just outside London and available to view immediately.
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