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GT Silver | Coupé | 7 Speed PDK | 4.0 litre Flat-6 | 367 kms | SOLD
The line between road and race car has never been thinner.
A Carrera Cup competitor less a few sponsorship decals with wheels and tyres adapted from the 918 Spyder Hypercar and so much performance you have to unpeel it measuredly over time, the 2016 Porsche 911 Type 991 GT3 RS is all of your eyes wide open, white knuckle driving boyhood dreams in three dimensions.
Over its predecessor, the engine has been stroked from 3.8 to 4.0 litres, power is up from 350kW to 368kW and torque, 440Nm to 460; similar figures to what many call the greatest 911 ever, the 997 GT3 RS 4.0.
0-100 km/h is despatched in a tarmac melting 3.1 seconds thanks to a lightning quick 7 speed short change PDK transmission, a lofty carbon rear wing that generates 224kg’s of downforce, gilled carbon vents in the front guards that counter lift and weight reducing elements like carbon front wings, bonnet and deck lid as well as the magnesium double-bubble roof.
In motoring journo Chris Harris’ fish-tailing words, nothing even comes close to matching the sheer speed and/or blood pumping fun factor the 991 GT3 RS can dish out for the money.
This as new car offered was delivered through Porsche Centre Parramatta in December of 2016, rarely seeing the light of day since travelling just 367 kilometres.
With all cars sold out almost as quickly as they were offered to market, ordered in special order GT Silver over Black trim, this unrivalled supercar has been optioned to extract the most out of Stuttgart’s original design and features:
• Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes
• Sports Chrono Package with Porsche Track Precision App and Lap Trigger Preparation
• White Instrument Dials
• Lift Kit
• Full bucket seats in Carbon with Black Alcantara Inserts
• Satin Black Wheels
• Porsche Communication Management
• Satin Black Roll Cage
• Sound Package Plus
• Digital Radio
• Black Seat Belts
So fast, so composed, so shockingly stable at high speed and utterly, totally brilliant under braking this GT3 RS has been optioned for maximum performance with an understated tone.
Dynamic engine mounts, Porsche’s Active Suspension Management (PASM) with sports tuning, Sports exhaust system, Porsche’s Stability Management (PSM), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and Rear-axle steering are all included as standard.
Presented in as new condition inside and out, aesthetically and technically this GT3 RS delivers a driving experience like nothing else on the road.
Pressing the throttle develops power with astonishing immediacy and precision backed by driver confidence inducing road holding, an engine and exhaust sound track for the masses all wrapped within a body that can only be described as pure Euro muscle.
A contemporary Halo car for Porsche and a 911 that will go down in Porsche’s gilded history books as one of the best this uber low kilometre and perfectly equipped 911 GT3 RS is one for the driver in all of us.