Sales Spotlight: Porsche 997 GT3 RS 3.8
There’s no such thing as a bad Rennsport 911; we’d happily take the keys to any Porsche 911 RS such is the prowess of these iconic, motorsport-bred Neunelfers. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have our favourites.
The Porsche 997 GT3 RS 3.8 – the second generation of 997 Rennsport – sits firmly near the top of our RS wish list. For everyday thrills, we’d probably choose it over its illustrious, limited edition 4.0-litre brother.
That 3.8-litre Mezger flat six is one of Porsche’s greatest ever engines and, mated to a sweet six-speed manual (again one of Zuffenhausen’s best), the 997.2 GT3 RS makes for an electrifying experience behind the wheel. And you could get in on the act with this gorgeous example from independent specialist, RPM Technik.
Unlike the host of Grey Black and Carrara White cars, RPM’s 997 RS 3.8 is finished in the rich Aqua Blue hue and comes with contrasting pale gold centre-lock alloys and side decals helping it to stand out from the Rennsport crowd for all the right reasons.
Delivered to its new owner from Porsche Centre Swindon in June 2010, the car has been maintained throughout its life by OPCs in Cardiff and Mid Sussex, with RPM responsible for general wear and tear, including tyre changes and geometry setup.
Complete with the Clubsport interior kit, this 997 GT3 RS comes with an enviable list of options, including carbon backed bucket seats, carbon fibre dash trims and Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes.
The latter option makes RPM’s 997 RS 3.8 the perfect Porsche 911 track tool, although with an asking price of £174,995 it represents quite a large investment to thrash around a circuit.
Conversely, it would be equally as thrilling to take out for a blast on your favourite roads every weekend. With only 13,000 miles on the clock thought, we just hope the new owner gets out and truly enjoys this Rennsport.