2008 Porsche 911 GT3RS
Year of manufacture2008
$175,000 - $225,000
The 911 GT3 RS was produced as a street-legal model to comply with the homologation rules of the various sanctioning bodies such as the SCCA, IMSA, and Grand Am, in which it actively campaigned in the GT class. The GT3 RS is a seven-time championship class winner in the American Le Mans Series and has placed 1st-overall at both the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. The GT3 RS is more than just a warmed-up 911. It occupies a focused niche in the model lineup and features a number of specialized parts.
The engine block is referred to as the “Mezger” engine—named after its designer Hans Mezger. This is a motorsports-derived engine and is distinctly different than the one used in the other standard 997 generation-one models. This 3.6-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine produces 415 horsepower—an amazing 1.88 horsepower per cubic inch in naturally aspirated form. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system allows for improved handling whether you are on the road or track. For 2008 Porsche produced just 803 examples of 911 GT3 RS, of which it is believed just over half were sent Stateside.
This 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is finished in Green/Black, a rare shade for the US market. The interior is trimmed in contrasting black with green stitching. It features navigation, air conditioning, and a body-color-matched roll cage. Additionally, this GT3 RS is optioned with Sport Chrono Package Plus and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), which adds even more performance capabilities to this already incredible Porsche.
With just 9,100 miles, this 911 GT3 RS comes with a clean Carfax report and a receipt for a recent Porsche dealer inspection report. This example, finished in its vibrant and unusual color combination, with its relative low mileage and selection of desirable options, make it quite sought after among Porsche collectors and true driving enthusiasts.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0120.