The last and the greatest 997. Everything Porsche learnt over the eight years in which the 997 was manufactured was built into it’s send-off model. With only 600 made worldwide and 27 Right Hand Drive cars coming to the UK, the ‘4.0 litre’, as it’s commonly known, is a real collectors item.
With a stunning 4.0 litre Metzger flat six, which at the time of manufacture, was the most powerful road legal naturally aspirated engine Porsche had ever used, which launched the GT3 RS from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds and had a top speed of a superb 193 mph. Although the figures are impressive, the true wonder of the 4.0 is the drive-ability of the engine. While using the same crank as the GT3 R and RSR race cars the engine isn’t lumpy and doesn’t struggle at low revs, and as the revs grow the engine gets even better (if that’s even possible). The beautiful engine is matched, or dare I say bettered, by the exquisite 6 speed manual gearbox. With a short, snappy throw but an affirming click into gear it really is a drivers dream.
The GT3 RS 4.0 also came with a whole host of upgrades from the 3.8 Litre, borrowing a revised suspension set up from the 911 GT2 RS and a vast blanket of carbon fibre body panels making the 4.0 Litre just 1,360kg, 20kg lighter than it’s predecessor and only slightly heavier than the race cars. Although this reduction in weight doesn’t sound a lot, coupled with the unique suspension setup and higher levels of downforce the 4.0 litre is an animal on the track yet completely at home and composed on an undulating B road.
PCM (including navigation module)
6 Point Passenger Harness
Sound Package Plus
Sport Chrono package Plus
Black Painted Wheels
Black Roll Cage
Porsche Vehicle Tracking System
Windscreen with Grey Top Tint
The Unicorn !
One of 27 UK, Right Hand Drive Cars delivered, Complete with a perfect, completely documented history including previous MOT Certificates, Invoices and Porsche’s Certificate of Authenticity, this GT3 RS 4.0 has covered a genuine 439 miles from new and is beautiful, untarnished piece of Porsche history.
Serviced correctly and never painted since it left the factory, this example is as good as new.
Supplied by Porsche Centre Leeds 30/09/2011
Intermediate Service, Porsche Centre Silverstone, 21/10/2013, 403 Miles
MOT 04/09/2014, 408 Miles
MOT 06/11/2015, 417 Miles
Annual Service and Drive belt change, Porsche Centre Silverstone, 10/11/2015, 417 Miles
MOT 31/10/2017, 435 Miles
Intermediate Service, Porsche Centre Silverstone, 31/10/2017, 439 Miles
MOT 09/10/2018, 439 Miles