Created by independent automotive journalist David Neyens
A race-bred, restricted-manufacturing member of the Porsche 911 model array since 1999, the track-targeted, yet highway-lawful 911 GT3 and more difficult-main GT3 RS carry on to provide as the illustrious marque’s most impressive, non-turbocharged 911-collection versions.
Effectively an FIA-authorized GT-class racing vehicle, the 991-era evolution of the GT3 RS continues to are living up to its legendary RS (Renn Sport) moniker with electrical power and efficiency delivered by a 500 horsepower, 4.-liter flat-6 engine showcasing aluminum block-and-head architecture, direct fuel injection and competition dry-sump oiling. Shared with the marginally much less edgy GT3, alongside with the comprehensive-competitors GT3RSR and GT3 Cup cars, the flat-6 electricity plant inside of the GT3 RS delivers an unmistakably shrieking exhaust observe at complete velocity, all the way up to a heady 9,000 rpm redline.
This visually captivating “Sonderwunsch” (Unique Needs System) 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 sprint protected in just 11.1 seconds, en route to a supercar-worthy 193 mph terminal velocity acceleration. Even though engineered and created for all-out performance, the GT3 RS provides startlingly very good gasoline overall economy for these kinds of a no-retains-barred general performance car, rated 14 mpg metropolis/20 mpg freeway mileage below EPA examination cycles.
Bristling with an amazing array of race-derived complex wizardry, the incredible forward urge of the GT3 RS is much more than capably harnessed by Porsche’s lightning-brief, 7-velocity PDK dual-clutch computerized transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Irrespective of a significant rearward excess weight bias, the light-weight GT3 RS is renowned amid journal street testers for its balance and neutral managing attributes. In accordance to Motor vehicle 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. Entrance and rear underpinnings involve special springs, adjustable entrance and rear anti-roll bars, and electronically controlled dampers. The front suspension is adjustable for camber, caster and ride top – important for keep track of obligation and encouraging provide the tenacious 1.08g grip of the GT3 RS on the skidpad, maximized by rear-axle steering and an digital constrained-slip differential.”
In addition to the wind-cheating body style and design of the simple 911, which channels the spirit of the early 911 generations from the 1960s and 1970s, this GT3 RS capabilities practical aerodynamic aids that contain front-fender cooling vents and supplemental downforce supplied by a race-worthy, pedestal-mounted rear wing. Ventilated and cross-drilled four-wheel disc brakes with boldly completed calipers deliver amazing halting electric power, calculated in many released highway tests as necessitating just 140 feet from 70 mph.
Although significantly extra could be published of the massive performance and incomparable driving knowledge delivered by the GT3 RS, this case in point is even far more interesting and unusual as the product of Porsche’s bespoke “Sonderwunsch” program. An particularly reduced-generation car or truck and its unforgettable unique-order Ultraviolet paint end, this No Reserve 2016 Porsche GT3 RS with 5,120 actual miles is a thrilling featuring at Barrett-Jackson’s impending Houston auction.
According to the accompanying Window Sticker, this GT3 RS still left Porsche’s Stuttgart manufacturing facility geared up with an outstanding $37,640 in added factory selections. Between them, the yellow inside stitching and matching doorway jambs came at the buyer’s insistence rather than gray, which is the usual sole colour decision. Yellow-completed brake calipers extend the exclusive livery of this GT3 RS properly. Sport Chrono, one more remarkably appealing big-ticket manufacturing unit alternative, further more elevates this breathtaking GT3 RS. Extra products include an primary Window Sticker listing all features and possibilities, a Porsche-issued Letter of Authenticity, company information and two keys. Clear movie guards the total system from the features.
Simply stunning on every attainable degree, this 1-operator 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a premium-high-quality example of the stunning car. Coming to the upcoming Oct 20-22 Houston Auction, it will absolutely deliver a thrilling knowledge on the street, observe or Concours lawn! Sign up to bid today to see this showstopper cross the environment-renowned auction block.