2014 Porsche 911 GT3
$130,000 - $160,000Offered without reserve
RM | Auctions - THE DINGMAN COLLECTION - Offered from the Dingman Collection - Offered on: Sunday, June 24, 2018
- Offered from the Dingman Collection
- The ultimate road-going Porsche
- Menacing all-black combination
- Exceptionally well optioned
- Less than 2,500 miles
Although Porsche’s 356 remains the archetype and perennial favorite, its successor, the 911, has led a much longer life and spawned many more variations. Chief among them is the GT3, introduced in 1999 and named for the FIA GT3 class, in which it was designed to compete. The first generation GT3 was lightened by omission of items like sound deadening, air conditioning, sunroof, and even rear seats. The engine was the 3.6-liter dry sump flat-six, normally aspirated and based on the unit used in the Porsche 962 and 911 GT1 race cars.
A second generation GT3, type 996.2, was made available in the United States in 2004. Torquier and more powerful, it also had better brakes. Zero-to-sixty time was 4.5 seconds, 12.0 for the quarter mile, and 118 mph. In February 2006, an updated 997.1 version included a new engine, improved aerodynamics, and improved suspension. The 997.2 update came in 2009, with more displacement and power, chassis improvements, and aerodynamic enhancements. An RS version in 2010 was followed by the 997 GT3 RS 4.0 in 2011, with yet more power and chassis tuning.
The fifth generation 911 GT3, type 991, was introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Completely redeveloped, it featured Porsche’s race-inspired dual-clutch PDK transmission. The new design had shorter gear ratios with closer spacing, which allowed for lightning-fast shifting. The improvements allowed the new GT3 to achieve 0–60 in 3.3-seconds and a top speed of 195 mph. Even more impressive was the GT3’s time around Nürburgring, completing a lap in less than seven-and-a-half minutes, an impressive accomplishment for a normally aspirated street car.
This 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 was originally sold at Aristocrat Motors in Shawnee, Kansas. Purchased by Mr. Dingman from the first owner in May 2017, it is presented in black over black with matching black-painted wheels and the imposing GT3 rear wing. It is powered by a 3.8-liter, 475-hp flat six-cylinder engine featuring a 9,000-rpm redline. The engine is paired to Porsche’s dual-clutch seven-speed PDK transmission. Notably, the engine was replaced under warranty before the car was delivered, to comply with a factory recall. The current mileage shown is just 2,470.
The interior is trimmed in black Alcantara and features numerous options not typically seen on the stripped down GT3. The extensive options list includes heated seats; Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB); sound package plus; sport chrono clock (with PCM); telephone module; Sport Design steering wheel; personalized floor mats with leather edging; carbon interior package (with leather interior); adaptive sport seats (18-way); Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including navigation module; door-sill guards in carbon fiber; bi-xenon headlights in black, including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS); center console trim in carbon; seatbelts in Racing Yellow; clear glass taillights; and aluminum-look fuel cap. The tires are 305/30 ZR20 Michelin Speed Cup 2s.
Stunningly beautiful and fully loaded, this low-mileage GT3 is an exceptional example of Porsche’s ultimate competition-bred street car.