2000 Porsche 911 996 GT3 Clubsport

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Speed Yellow | Coupé | 6 Speed Manual | 3.6 litre Flat 6 | 15,244 kms | SOLD

WPCS 2.1.0

Twist the key and the flat-six churns into life. The motor breaths a throbby inconsistent note, always hunting for idle. This is one of the signs that true motorsport engineers have designed this car, because they have ditched the standard twin-mass flywheel for a super light one, in pursuit of sharper throttle response and creating plenty of honest, raw mechanical noise.

Conceived by Hanz Mezger, Porsche's most famous engine designer, the 996 GT3's flat-six can trace its origins back to the turbocharged flat-sixes that helped Porsche dominate Le Mans in the 1970s and 1980s. Its four-valve cylinder heads were derived from those in the 959 supercar—the first 911-based street car to employ water-cooling—and its dry-sump lubrication system came straight off of the 1998 Le Mans-winning 911 GT1.

The type 996 road-legal cup car produces a proud 360 bhp at a beautiful 8000 rpm and uses the race influenced six-speed manual transmission to punch the power to its fully independent and adjustable suspension. The car is designed with a unique body kit, including a dual-plane rear wing and the interior is stripped down with the deletion of some interior trim to keep weight down.

For those looking to use their GT3 exclusively on the track, Porsche built a even more track-only version of the GT3, dubbed the GT3 Clubsport. There were only a handful of differences from the GT3 compared to the GT3 Clubsport. These cars were track-ready in every aspect and able to compete in a number of racing series worldwide.

The Clubsport Package lists the below:

• Traditional 6 Speed Manual Gearbox

• Factory Full Roll Cage in Powder Black

• Factory Racing Sports Buckets Seats

• Factory Fire Extinguisher

• Factory Seatbelts in Red

• Factory Red "Sabelt" Racing Harnesses

• Factory 3 Spoke Steering Wheel

• Climate Controlled Cabin

The car offered here is an exceptionally rare Australian delivered 996 GT3 Clubsport Mk1, close to the condition it was when delivered new at Porsche Centre Melbourne in January 2000.

One of just 42 cars to reach our shores with few surviving today and presented in its original Clubsport bucket seats and matching roll cage this GT3 has travelled just 15,200 kilometres.

All service & history is update by Porsche Centre & renowned Porsche specialist.

This really is a race car for the road and was built to provide a technical base while satisfying homologation regs for several racing series over the years, making it one of the most engaging sports cars to ever exist.

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