Written by independent automotive journalist David Neyens
A race-bred, constrained-output member of the Porsche 911 product vary considering that 1999, the monitor-concentrated, yet road-lawful 911 GT3 and more challenging-main GT3 RS continue to serve as the illustrious marque’s most potent, non-turbocharged 911-series versions.
Fundamentally an FIA-legal GT-class racing motor vehicle, the 991-generation evolution of the GT3 RS proceeds to reside up to its legendary RS (Renn Sport) moniker with electrical power and efficiency shipped by a 500 horsepower, 4.-liter flat-6 motor featuring aluminum block-and-head architecture, direct fuel injection and levels of competition dry-sump oiling. Shared with the somewhat considerably less edgy GT3, alongside with the complete-competitiveness GT3RSR and GT3 Cup cars, the flat-6 electric power plant inside of the GT3 RS delivers an unmistakably shrieking exhaust observe at comprehensive speed, all the way up to a heady 9,000 rpm redline.
This visually charming “Sonderwunsch” (Particular Wishes Program) 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a predictably electrifying performer with acceleration from rest to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and the quarter-mile dash coated in just 11.1 seconds, en route to a supercar-worthy 193 mph terminal velocity acceleration. Although engineered and crafted for all-out performance, the GT3 RS provides startlingly great gas financial state for these kinds of a no-holds-barred general performance car, rated 14 mpg city/20 mpg freeway mileage below EPA exam cycles.
Bristling with an extraordinary array of race-derived specialized wizardry, the extraordinary ahead urge of the GT3 RS is extra than capably harnessed by Porsche’s lightning-quick, 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Even with a sizeable rearward fat bias, the lightweight GT3 RS is renowned among the journal street testers for its steadiness and neutral dealing with features. In accordance to Car or truck and Driver journal analysis, “…the otherworldly grip of its Michelin Pilot Activity Cup 2 tires, measuring 265/35-20 entrance and 325/30-21 rear. Front and rear underpinnings include particular springs, adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars, and electronically managed dampers. The entrance suspension is adjustable for camber, caster and journey height – crucial for monitor duty and helping supply the tenacious 1.08g grip of the GT3 RS on the skidpad, maximized by rear-axle steering and an electronic confined-slip differential.”
In addition to the wind-dishonest entire body layout of the primary 911, which channels the spirit of the early 911 generations from the 1960s and 1970s, this GT3 RS options practical aerodynamic aids that consist of front-fender cooling vents and added downforce offered by a race-deserving, pedestal-mounted rear wing. Ventilated and cross-drilled four-wheel disc brakes with boldly concluded calipers present awesome halting electrical power, measured in numerous printed street tests as necessitating just 140 feet from 70 mph.
Even though far much more could be composed of the enormous general performance and incomparable driving working experience sent by the GT3 RS, this case in point is even additional appealing and unusual as the item of Porsche’s bespoke “Sonderwunsch” program. An incredibly small-generation motor vehicle and its unforgettable exclusive-get Ultraviolet paint complete, this No Reserve 2016 Porsche GT3 RS with 5,120 genuine miles is a thrilling providing at Barrett-Jackson’s future Houston auction.
According to the accompanying Window Sticker, this GT3 RS remaining Porsche’s Stuttgart manufacturing unit geared up with an unbelievable $37,640 in supplemental manufacturing unit solutions. Among the them, the yellow interior stitching and matching doorway jambs came at the buyer’s insistence somewhat than gray, which is the typical sole color alternative. Yellow-finished brake calipers prolong the exclusive livery of this GT3 RS properly. Activity Chrono, one more really fascinating significant-ticket manufacturing unit possibility, further elevates this spectacular GT3 RS. Supplemental products involve an original Window Sticker listing all options and choices, a Porsche-issued Letter of Authenticity, services records and two keys. Obvious film shields the total human body from the components.
Simply breathtaking on each and every feasible degree, this one-proprietor 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a top quality-high-quality instance of the stunning automobile. Coming to the upcoming Oct 20-22 Houston Auction, it will absolutely supply a thrilling knowledge on the road, observe or Concours garden! Sign-up to bid these days to see this showstopper cross the entire world-well known auction block.