In 2011 Porsche revealed the 911 GT3 RS 4.0. The limited-edition racing car was limited to only 600 vehicles worldwide. Today the GT3 RS 4.0 is one - if not the rarest - Porsche from the 997 generation. An important era of Porsche's history, the 997 RS 4.0 has become one of the most collectible 911s.
2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 (Image Porsche AG)
The car is based on the original 996/997 platform and it’s four-litre displacement sports engine is the biggest and most powerful normally aspirated flat-six ever offered by the German Marque.
Aero is important with so much power (Image Porsche AG)
It achieves its maximum power of 368 kW (500 hp) at 8,250 revs per minute, delivering its maximum torque of 460 Newton metres at 5,750 rpm.
The 4.0 Litre engine (Image Porsche AG)
The 911 GT3 4.0, was available exclusively with a six-speed manual sports transmission. The car sprints to 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standing start in just 3.9 seconds. With its gearing designed for the racing circuit it takes under 12 seconds to reach the 200 km/h (124 mph) mark.
Pretty impressive figures helped along by its weight loss. Porsche managed to shed an additional 22 lbs or 10kg through the use of carbon-fibre front fenders and trunk lid, titanium connecting rods, and lighter interior trim.
Lighter Interior Trim adds to the power package (Image Porsche AG)
With only 600 examples of the GT3 RS 4.0 ever built, most were quickly acquired and locked away in private collections. At a recent auction a perfect example sold for around $750,000 USD. Once again reflecting that Porsche can command unbelievably high price tags.
2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is a Track Weapon
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