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Artic Silver | Coupé | 6-Speed Manual | 3.6 litre | 58,667 kms | AU$234,995
Turn 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 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-six 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 streetcar to employ water-cooling and its dry-sump lubrication system came straight off the 1998 Le Mans-winning 911 GT1.
The type 996 road-legal cup car produces a proud 360bhp and a beautiful 8000rpm 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.
The car offered here is an exceptionally rare Australian delivered 996 GT3 Touring MK2, close to the condition it was when delivered new at Chellingworth in May 2004. With only a small amount of cars to reach our shores with few surviving today, 996 GT3 in its original condition coming with a Paint protection film and only travelled a healthy 57500 kilometres make it’s rare opportunity.
Optioned features include;
Litronic Headlight System
Sports seats/ Lowered seats 10 mm
Dash and door stitches
All service and history are updated by only Porsche or Porsche specialist including a file of receipts. The last one was done at Porsche Centre Paramatta including Shock absorbers.
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.