Jerry Seinfeld is one of the world’s biggest Porsche collectors. His collection of cars is estimated to be around $900 million in 2018, which is a staggering amount. Some of the most exotic cars that he owns include a one of two Porsche Carrera GT Prototype, a Porsche 962C, a Porsche 959, a Porsche 356 A, and Porsche 911 Carrera RS. He even previously owned a 917/30 Can-Am and a 550 Spyder too! Now, one of Seinfeld’s Porsches are going on sale, and it’s no ordinary GT3RS.
Of course, a GT3RS can never be ‘ordinary’ from the start. The car is powered by a 4.0L flat-six engine that revs up to a whopping 8,800rpm. With 520 German horses on the tap, the GT3RS is one of Weissach’s most remarkable track monsters to be built. Along with Porsche’s torque vectoring system and rear-axle steering, the driver can always dive into a corner with confidence.
However, among these GT3RS, Seinfeld’s GT3RS stands out in its own way. Even if you do not have keen eyes, you will notice that the signature carbon fibre GT wing is nowhere to be seen. Yes, the wing has been removed, only leaving the bottom spoiler lip. The reason why Seinfeld has removed the wing is unknown, but without the enormous wings, the overall line is now cleaner, even reminding one of the original 911 RS 2.7 with the 'ducktail' spoiler.
Black caps have been added to the original lip to create a smooth oval line. You might be worried that the deletion of the wing might cause an imbalance in the car’s downforce setup. The caps can be removed to reinstall the original GT wing if you prefer to drive with the wing. Therefore, for normal driving, you can always remove the wing and attach it back for track days.
The first reason that makes this car special was rather easy to spot. But, can you find the other reason why? It’s the one-off paintwork that makes it a unique car. Porsche’s Exclusive Manufaktor applied their special colour named the “Liquid Chrome Blue Metallic”, just for Seinfeld. It is the very colour offered on the 918 Spyder, well known for its mesmerizing hues that lie somewhere between silver and blue. The colour imbues the viewer with marvel, the longer you gaze into the paintwork. The paint is protected in protection film wrap to ensure the one-off paintwork is safe from harm.
As expected, this special colour does not come without a ‘special’ price tag. With all the right boxes ticked on the options chart; such as carbon-ceramic brakes, tons of Alcantara and carbon fibre, Sports Chrono package, and sound package plus, the options cost $256,640! That is worth the price of another Porsche 911 Carrera S! With all the other expenses combined, this GT3RS rolled out of the factory with a hefty price tag of $449,890.
With only 1,403 miles on the clock and bespoke paintwork, the car is definitely worth belonging to any Porsche collector’s collection. Despite the fact that the price is unlisted on the website, we can assume that the car will not get any cheaper than the original MSRP. That means you won’t be able to buy it just by selling one of your kidneys. So what are you willing to offer? XD
At the end of the day…
Still, the question lies at the end of the day. “Are special colours worth the price tag?” If you are an avid fan of a particular colour and if the company does not offer it, you can always repaint it or wrap it. The question is, what’s the better choice; getting the company to paint it for you or go to an aftermarket paintwork shop?
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I believe it depends on the circumstances. For example, Irish Green, specifically known by the colour code BRG 21D, is not offered on regular Porsche vehicles as it is reserved for Porsche family members. In those cases, it will be okay for one to go to a paintwork shop to have it painted instead. Even Eugenio Amos, the guy behind the Delta Futurista, painted his GT2RS in Irish Green this way! However, except for those circumstances, I believe it is more than best to keep the car stock as most companies offer a LOT of colours to choose from these days. Still, it's your choice at the end of the day and as long as you are satisfied, you are free to do whatever you want!