The Type 996 GT3 was developed by Porsche in 1999 to homologate the 911 for the FIA GT3 category. In competition form, the GT3 enjoyed success with class wins at Le Mans, Sebring, and Daytona. For 2003, an even more track-focused RS variant was introduced. While using the same 380 hp flat-six as the standard GT3, the RS was made more agile via weight-saving measures including a polycarbonate rear window and a carbon fiber hood and rear wing, while ceramic composite brakes were made available.
This 2004 Porsche 996 GT3 RS is one of 682 examples built. Never offered in the US, this car was delivered new in Japan, where it remained until early 2018, accruing less than 11,000 miles. Finished in Grand Prix White with red graphics and wheels, this RS is equipped with the Clubsport package, which is composed of a half-roll-cage, six-point harnesses for the fixed-back Recaro driver’s seat, a fire extinguisher, and a single-mass flywheel that enabled the engine to spin to redline more freely. Maintained in very original condition and accompanied by books, tools, documentation, and original exhaust components, this GT3 RS Clubsport was made EPA- and DOT-compliant by G&K Automotive in Southern California under current ownership.
The GT3 RS is seldom offered for sale in the US, and many believe it produces a more raw and connected driving experience than later models. This example provides the rare chance to purchase one of the most visceral Porsches ever produced.