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Lot 143

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

  • Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZAS799913

Sold for €470.400

Documents: Bill of Sale


Type 997. 455 bhp, 3,996 cc DOHC horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with multipoint electronic fuel injection, six-speed sequential manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs and anti-roll bar, independent multi-link rear suspension with coil springs and anti-roll bar, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,360 mm

  • Winner of the 2010 24 Hours of Spa
  • 3rd in class at the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Sold new to the BMS Scuderia Italia
  • Refurbished to factory-fresh standards
  • One private owner since new


Based on the Type 997, the GT3 RSR was powered by the latest evolution of the classic flat-six engine. In 2009, the RSR was subtly revised with more hood vents and air channelling through the fascia and hood. While air-restriction rules limited the updated M97/81 to 455 brake horsepower, the enlarged 4-litre engine was now tuned to deliver improved torque at a lower tachometer range.

This phenomenal racing machine is one of perhaps two RSR examples with the powerful 4-litre M97/81 that were built in 2010. Completing assembly at Weissach on 20 April 2010, this RSR was finished in white paint and sold new to the BMS Scuderia Italia, the semi-works multi-format racing team founded in 1983 by Giuseppe Lucchini.

The 997 made its competition debut for BMS on 31 July 2010, at the 24 Hours of Spa. Piloted by team drivers Martin Ragginger, Wolf Henzler, Jorg Bergmaister, and Romain Dumas while wearing #23, the RSR roared to a 1st overall victory. Success continued at Le Mans on 12 June, with #97, when Richard Westbrook, Marco Holzer, and Timo Scheider managed to take 3rd in their class and 14th overall. The RSR was not used for the remainder of the year, but ran one race in July 2011 at the Monza Trofeo, where Luigi Lucchini finished 2nd overall and 1st in class.

The Trofeo was the GT3’s final competitive outing, and following retirement the car was completely rebuilt by BMS Scuderia. After refurbishment, the rare RSR was put into the personal collection of one of the team’s benefactors, who is now offering it for sale for the first time ever. It should be noted that the powerful Porsche has never incurred any damage during its racing career. A rare and minimally used example of the powerful 4-liter 997 GT3 RSR, this important race winner may be enjoyed during scintillating hot laps at Rennsport celebrations and would make a perfect complement to any collection of Stuttgart’s finest.





Type 997. Six-cylindres à plat, 2 ACT par banc, 3 996 cm3, 455 ch, injection électronique multipoint, transmission manuelle six rapports séquentiel, suspension avant indépendante avec ressorts hélicoïdaux et barre antiroulis, suspension arrière indépendante multibras avec ressorts hélicoïdaux et barre antiroulis, freins à disques ventilés sur les quatre roues. Empattement 2 360 mm.

• Voiture victorieuse aux 24 Heures de Spa 2010
• Troisième de sa catégorie aux 24 Heures du Mans 2010
• Vendue neuve à la BMS Scuderia Italia
• Restaurée aux standards de l'usine
• Un seul propriétaire privé depuis l'origine

Basée sur la Type 997, la GT3 RSR était propulsée par la dernière évolution du moteur six-cylindres à plat. En 2009, la RSR recevait de subtiles modifications, avec un plus grand nombre d'ouïes de capot et de prises d'air à l'avant. Alors que la règlementation sur l'admission d'air limitait la puissance du moteur M97/81 à 455 ch, ce plus gros moteur 4 litres était conçu pour délivrer un couple plus important sur une plage de régime moins élevée.

Cette machine de course phénoménale est une des peut-être deux RSR produites en 2010 avec le puissant M97/814 de 4 litres. Sortie des ateliers de Weissach le 20 avril 2010, cette RSR de teinte blanche était vendue neuve à la BMS Scuderia Italia, l'équipe semi-usine fondée en 1983 par Giuseppe Lucchini.

La première épreuve à laquelle participait cette 997 pour BMS était les 24 Heures de Spa, le 31 juillet 2010. Confiée aux pilotes de l'équipe Martin Ragginger, Wolf Henzler, Jorg Bergmaister et Romain Dumas et portant le n°23, elle remportait la victoire au classement général. Le succès se poursuivait au Mans, le 12 juin, avec le n°97. Richard Westbrook, Marco Holzer et Timo Scheider réussissaient à décrocher la troisième place de leur catégorie, franchissant 14e la ligne d'arrivée. La RSR n'était plus utilisée pour le reste de la saison, mais elle courait encore une fois en juillet 2011 au Monza Trofeo, où Luigi Lucchini terminait deuxième au classement général et premier de sa catégorie.

Cette épreuve était la dernière à laquelle participait cette voiture et, à la suite de son retrait de la course, elle était complètement reconstruite par la BMS Scuderia. Cette rare RSR rejoignait ensuite la collection personnelle de l'un des directeurs de l'équipe, qui aujourd'hui la propose pour la première fois à la vente. Il convient de souligner que cette Porsche n'a jamais connu d'accident au cours de sa carrière en course. Exemplaire rare et peu utilisé de la puissante 997 GT3 RSR 4 litres, cette voiture victorieuse fera sensation lors de célébrations historiques sur circuit, et constituera un ajout parfait à toute collection des meilleures voitures de Stuttgart.

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