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8 February 2017

Offered from an exceptional Swiss Porsche Collection

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Lot 128

2004 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

  • Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99Z4S690879

Sold for €392.000

Documents: Swiss Carte Grise


Type 996. 375 bhp, 3,600 cc DOHC flat six-cylinder engine, six-speed manual transmission, fully independent front and rear suspension, and front and rear disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,350 mm

  • Offered from an exceptional Swiss Porsche collection
  • Virtually as-new, with single ownership and just 196 kilometres from new
  • The first of Porsche’s iconic modern GT3 RS models


An even more radical version of the 911 GT3, the GT3 RS was first introduced in 2003 in an effort to homologate the GT3 RSR for racing. This offered Porsche the perfect opportunity to provide its customers with a track-ready 911 that could be road-registered and driven on the street, to and from the racetrack, if the owner so desired.

Horsepower remained the same as the GT3, and the GT3 RS’s increased performance was due to a handful of other alterations. Wider tires were fitted with a revised suspension for track use, and a large rear spoiler was fitted to help increase downforce. Weight was shed through reduction of interior sound deadening, air conditioning, rear seats, and a Perspex rear window instead of glass. These changes meant that the GT3 RS tipped the scales at just 1,360 kilograms, 50 kilograms lighter than the standard GT3. With a 0–60 mph time of 4.2 seconds leading to a top speed of 190 mph, the GT3 RS certainly was no slouch. All examples were fitted with a full roll cage and finished in white with either red or light blue trim, in a nod to the 2.7 RS of 1973.

Purchased new by its current owner, a Porsche collector residing in Switzerland, this Carrera White with Red 996 GT3 RS remains in virtually as-new condition, having only been driven 196 kilometres from new. As such, it remains in immaculate condition inside and out, and would be the perfect addition to the garage of the enthusiast looking for the finest 996 GT3 RS available.





Type 996. Moteur six-cylindres à plat, 3 600 cm3, 375 ch, 2 ACT par banc, transmission manuelle à six rapports, quatre roues indépendantes, freins à disques sur les quatre roues. Empattement 2 350 mm.

• Issue d'une exceptionnelle collection Porsche en Suisse
• Voiture quasiment neuve, avec un seul propriétaire et seulement 196 km d'origine
• La première de l’emblématique série des GT3 RS

Version encore plus radicale de la GT3, la GT3 RS a tout d’abord été proposée en 2003 comme une opportunité d’homologuer la GT3 RSR pour la compétition. Cela fournissait à Porsche une parfaite opportunité pour offrir à ses clients une 911 prête à prendre la piste tout en étant immatriculée et utilisable sur la route, ce qui permettait au propriétaire de se rendre sur les circuits au volant de sa voiture s'il le désirait.

La puissance était identique à celle de la GT3, mais les performances de la GT3 RS étaient améliorées grâce à quelques autres modifications. Les pneus, plus larges, accompagnaient une suspension adaptée à une utilisation piste, et un large aileron installé à l’arrière renforçait les appuis. L’absence du système d'air conditionné, de sièges arrière, d'isolation intérieure et le remplacement de la vitre arrière en verre par une lunette en Plexiglas permettaient de ramener le poids de la GT3 RS à 1 360 kg, soit 50 kg de moins que la GT3 standard. Avec une accélération de 0 à 100 en 4,2 s et une vitesse de pointe de plus de 300 km/h, la GT3 RS ne se montrait certainement pas fainéante. Ces voitures étaient systématiquement fournies avec un arceau-cage et une peinture de couleur blanche, avec une sellerie rouge ou bleu pâle, en clin d’œil à la 2.7 RS de 1973.

Achetée neuve par son actuel propriétaire, un collectionneur de Porsche installé en Suisse, cette 996 GT3 RS "Carrera White" avec sellerie rouge se trouve dans l'état d'une voiture pratiquement neuve, n’affichant que 196 km d'origine. Telle qu’elle se présente, dans son état immaculé tant à l'extérieur qu'à l'intérieur, elle viendra parfaitement compléter la collection d’un passionné à la recherche de la plus désirable 996 GT3 RS.

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