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Lot 144

2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

  • Chassis no. WP0AE2A9XBS778120
  • Serial no. 409/500

$450,000 - $500,000


620 bhp, 3,600 cc DOHC flat six-cylinder engine with twin turbochargers, six-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and front and rear carbon-ceramic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 92.5 in.

  • Single ownership and just under 4,650 miles from new
  • One of only 500 examples produced
  • The fastest and most powerful 997-generation 911


For the 993 and 996 generations of Porsche’s 911, the GT2 was the highest-performance iteration of the fabled sports car made available for road use. Originally built in order to meet homologation regulations for GT2-class motorsports, the aptly named GT2 took the 911’s performance one step further than the already manic Turbo, making for an invigorating and uncompromising performance machine.

Following the success of the new 996 and 997 GT3 RS models and looking to silence critics in support of the new Nissan GT-R, Porsche developed a lightweight, skunk-works model of the GT2 in an effort to take back the Nürburgring record from Godzilla. Enter the 997 GT2 RS.

As if the ‘standard’ GT2 didn’t provide enough performance, Porsche figured that it could extract a little bit more performance from what was the most powerful road-going 911 to date. To achieve this, Porsche took a back-to-basics approach by adding power while shedding weight. One hundred and fifty-four pounds of weight was shed through fitting a single-mass flywheel, carbon-fiber hood, replacing various steel components with aluminum, fitting single-lug wheels, and even shedding nine pounds through fitting thinner carpeting. Through an increase of 2.9 psi of boost to the turbochargers, Porsche’s engineers were able to add 90 horsepower to its 3.6-liter engine, bringing total output to 620 horsepower. This made the GT2 RS the most powerful 911 ever produced upon its unveiling.

Of the 500 GT2 RSs produced, just over 20 percent of those were destined for United States customers, and this is one such example. Produced in December of 2010 as the 409th GT2 RS built, it was finished in Carrera White with a contrasting Black/Red leather interior and black wheels. Further options include lightweight carbon-fiber bucket seats and satellite navigation. Having been lovingly maintained in the custodianship of just one owner from new, the car retains all of its original books and two sets of keys. It was serviced in mid-2016 and remains in outstanding condition throughout.

As high-horsepower Porsches have been commanding strong interest in the market, the GT2 RS remains as one of the most desirable 911s produced in the last decade. Refining the GT2 platform by adding more weight and less power, the GT2 RS commands all of its driver’s attention. Finished in a highly attractive color combination and coming from single ownership with just under 4,650 miles on its odometer, this GT2 RS would be a wonderful addition to the garage of the enthusiast looking for the most performance that the 997-generation of 911s has to offer.

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Alexander Weaver

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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 9... read more

David Swig

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California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. He is a life-long automobile enthusiast and ... read more

Don Rose

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United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Ian Kelleher

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California, United States

Ian Kelleher began his automotive career immediately following his graduation from Oberlin College with a Bachelor of Arts in Politica... read more

Jake Auerbach

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California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Konrad Trapler

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Ontario, Canada

Konrad Trapler joined RM Sotheby’s as a Car Specialist in the fall of 2016.

 

A lifelong auto enthusi... read more

Kurt Forry

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California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

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California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

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Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. He att... read more

Peter Wallman

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United Kingdom

Peter Wallman joined RM Europe in 2007 following nearly two decades in the international advertising industry, where he was based out ... read more

Shelby Myers

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California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

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United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more