- Virtually as-new with only 600 miles
- Highly optioned in Orange over Black color scheme
- Recently serviced by McKenna Porsche
While the 996-generation GT3 RS was not offered in the U.S., this would change for the 997-generation. With the standard 997 GT3 debuting at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, the GT3 RS followed shortly thereafter, with production beginning in 2007. Instantly becoming the must-have model, the GT3 RS proved to be a huge hit worldwide and a worthy adversary to the Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale and Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera.
In addition to its massive rear-spoiler, the most noticeable change from the GT3 to the GT3 RS is the RS’ wider rear wheel arches, shared with the all-wheel-drive 911 line-up. Horsepower and torque remain at 415 bhp at 7,600 rpm and 300 foot-pounds at 5,500 rpm, but thanks to the drop in weight, the car’s 0–60 mph time improves by 0.1 seconds to 4.0 seconds flat. A variety of eye-catching colors were available, all with contrasting “GT3 RS” graphics along the side skirts, harkening back to the iconic Carrera RS of 1973.
Perhaps one of the lowest mileage examples available, this 997 GT3 RS was purchased by the Porsche Specialists at Road Scholars in Durham, North Carolina, in November of 2007 with a paltry 28 miles on the odometer. Finished in the desirable specification of Orange with black wheels and GT3 RS side stripes over a black leather and Alcantara interior, the car boasts a number of optional extras. These include the Sport Chrono package, contrasting orange stitching throughout the cabin, orange painted trim panels, bi-xenon headlights, painted lip spoiler, and headlight washers painted in exterior color, amongst other options.
Kept in their owner’s private collection, the car was driven only sparingly to make sure it remained in good mechanical condition. It remained with Road Scholars for the next 10 years before being purchased by the consignor in 2017. As a result, the car now shows just 600 miles from new and presents in as-new condition throughout. Furthermore, the car has been recently serviced by McKenna Porsche of Norwalk, California, and remains ready for the open road should its next owner so desire.
Considered to be one of the most collectable 911s built thus far into the 21st century, finding a better example than the one presented here would be a difficult task.