Whilst on paper the 997.1 GT3 RS may be little more than a colourful paintjob, it is in fact a true homologation special.
Sharing its underpinnings with the 997 GT3, the RS is powered by the same 3.6 litre 6-cylinder engine, developing 415 bhp. The rev limit comes in at 8,400rpm with peak power at 7,600 rpm and peak torque at 5,500 rpm.
As the homologation for the 911 GT3 RSR of the time, the 997.1 RS features a number of key differences. Notably, Porsche borrowed the 44mm wider body from the 997 C4 S, with the RS wheels bearing a shallower offset to account for the extra width.
Both the GT3 and RS feature fully adjustable suspension. Options include ride height, camber, toe angle and front/rear anti rollbars. The RS gains split rear wishbones to enable greater accuracy in setting rear camber. Unusually and admittedly only nominally, the wheelbase actually differs between the 997 GT3 and 997.1 GT3 RS, with the latter receiving a 5mm extension to echo the race car and help achieve greater stability and performance.
Whilst the GT3 RS saved just 20kg from the GT3, it did so whilst also incorporating the C4 wider body. Most of this saving was made possible by the standard inclusion of the bucket seats. The RS also received a plastic rear windscreen, carbon fibre engine cover and rear wing. The revisions nominally reduced the 0-60 sprint time but shaved a considerable 4 seconds from its Nurburgring lap time.
This example received many and is desirably optioned with:
Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes
Porsche Communication Management
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Supplied new to its first owner by Porsche Centre Edinburgh on 27th February 2007, this example was ordered new in Black with a matching roll cage and wheels in Silver. Ahead of delivery, the original owner had Porsche paint the wing end plates and mirror caps in Black to match the body. With just the script on the rear decklid in Orange, this example has been a very subtle RS from new. In April 2023 this example also presented a clean pass through a rev-range check with a Porsche specialist, showing no over-revs in any gear. Furthermore, the car is offered for sale fresh from a main dealer service at Porsche GB in Reading.
Coming to market from a distinguished collection of modern limited-build Porsche sportscars, today this example presents with just 12,730 miles from new and is available to view at our showrooms outside London immediately.