Fort Lauderdale | Lot 3150
2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
$425,000 - $475,000 USD
| Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7 April 2018
- One of just 500 examples built
- Treated to a recent service, including new Michelin Pilot Sport tires
- Highly optioned inside and out
- Less than 7,600 miles
Porsche returned the iconic 911 to its styling roots when it introduced the 997 generation for the 2005 model year. Gone were the controversial headlights of the outgoing 996, and in were classic ovals and a much-upgraded interior. As always, competition was where the 911 proved itself. The 911 GT2 used the 911 Turbo as its base but was considerably upgraded for track use of its downforce-enhancing body kit. Of course, there was more to come-and there was a lot at stake as Porsche sought to take control of Germany's famed Nürburgring race track once again in late 2010.
Thus was born the GT2 RS. Even though it was not a homologation special, Porsche decided that the 620-hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter flat-six engine and a diet to the tune of 150 pounds over the standard GT2 were worthy of the RS badge. All in, the GT2 RS boasted an astounding 172 hp per liter channeled to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. In its sights, Porsche had the Nissan GT-R. The 911 GT2 RS's development codename was 727, which represented the GT-R's Nürburgring lap time. Porsche achieved its goal, with a 7:18 lap time. Making the GT2 RS, at the time, the most powerful, street-legal Porsche.
Just 500 were commissioned, including the black over red leather and suede example offered here. This highly optioned GT2 RS was ordered with the Sound Package Plus, lightweight lithium-ion battery, adaptive sports seats, and a number of cosmetic upgrades like exterior color hints inside and clear taillights. It stands out from more pedestrian 997s with its carbon fiber hood and its red, factory-fitted roll cage.
With less than 7,600 miles showing, the GT2 RS has clearly been well cared for. It has recently received a Porsche-recommended "minor service" and is fitted with a set of new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. This stunning example is as much a collection-ready piece as it is a track-tuned monster.