Up for sale here is an extremely rare Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 with 6,719 miles. Only 600 of these cars were sold worldwide of which only 141 made it into the US which will assure the exclusivity of the vehicle. According to the plaque this is car number 304. The car was originally only offered in white or black but Porsche was able to paint to sample as well and it appears this car was such a vehicle with it’s orange paintwork. Personally, I’m not sure I like the orange with the silver of the stripes but ultimately it would be up to buyer to decide if the colour is to their taste. This model was made to celebrate the end of the production run of the 997 generation of 911s and was the last 911 available with hydraulic power steering and the last 911 GT3 with a manual transmission available for many years.
The 500hp 4.0 liter engine in this RS was the largest engine Porsche ever offered on a 911 at the time. Porsche would later use a 4.0 on the 991 GT3 RS that replaced this car also with 500hp albeit with their dual clutch PDK transmission rather than the 6 speed manual transmission which came in this car.
The interior of the 4.0 was a spartan affair with few luxuries, even the door handles were replaced with pull straps like many previous special edition 911s.
The 4.0 was all business in the aero department with a huge rear wing and front dive planes. All this combined to make what in the argument of many may be the greatest 911 of all time. This particular car is for sale at Porsche of Fresno, CA for an incredible $600,000. The original MSRP of these cars were slightly south of $200,000 making this car’s asking price more than 3x it’s original value in just 7 years. Whether it gets their asking price or anywhere near it remains to be seen, but what can’t be argued is these will always be remembered as one of the greatest driver’s cars of all time.