2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
The 997 Series II 911 GT3 RS is already an icon. It is one of Porsche’s best GT3 cars and one whose reputation (and value) is set to soar as GT3 machines increasingly move towards forced induction engines and auto-manual gearboxes … ie, those without a clutch pedal.
For the purists
So this is one for the purists who enjoy Porsche GT3 RS driving the way it should be – one manual gear shift, two feet and three pedals working a naturally aspirated engine whose lungs never burst, even when stretched to 8,500 rpm
Though it was still a 997 generation, the Series II had many benefits over its predecessor. All the improvements were – in typical Porsche fashion – subtle and evolutionary. It was sum of the parts, as opposed to the individual parts themselves, that delivered performance car Nirvana.
Plenty of work to the air intake saw an extra 11 kilowatts extracted from the chambers while aerodynamics were also improved for additional downforce, courtesy mainly to that gorgeous carbon-fibre rear wing.
This 2010 example is ready for the track with rear roll cage, fitted fire extinguisher on the passenger front floor and full carbon-fibre, single piece, racing seats with six-point harness on the driver’s side (in addition to the standard sash belt.)
A motza has been spent getting this car back to showroom condition, including full body respray and decals and new front brakes. Plenty of GT3 cars have more horsepower and more wings and things, but few – if any – deliver such a cohesive high-performance driving experience.