Slip on a pair of fireproof racing boots and reach for the leather driving gloves – the Porsche 991 GT3 RS is here. If you aren’t serious about the business of driving, don’t even think about lowering yourself down into its deep, carbon-fibre racing seat: it will eat you alive.
Porsche launched the RS version of the 911 GT3 at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015. Compared to the 911 GT3, the front fenders are now equipped with louvers above the wheels and the rear fenders now include Turbo-like intakes, rather than an intake below the rear wing. The roof is made from magnesium. The interior includes full bucket seats (based on the carbon seats of the 918 Spyder), carbon-fibre inserts, lightweight door handles and the Club Sport Package as standard (a bolted-on roll cage behind the front seats, preparation for a battery master switch, and a six-point safety harness for the driver and fire extinguisher with mounting bracket).The car was nominated as one of the Britain’s best driver’s car 2014 by Autocar magazine.
The 3.8-litre unit found in the 911 GT3 is replaced with a 4.0-litre unit with 500 hp (370 kW) and 339 lb ft (460 N·m) of torque. The transmission is PDK only. The drivetrain delivers 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds (0.6 seconds quicker than the 997 GT3 RS 4.0) and 0-124 mph (200 km/h) in 10.9 seconds. The 991 GT3 RS also comes with functions such as declutching by “paddle neutral” — comparable to pressing the clutch with a conventional manual gearbox –- and Pit Speed limiter button. As with the 911 GT3, there is rear-axle steering and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus with fully variable rear axle differential lock. The Nürburgring Nordschleife time is 7 minutes and 20 seconds.
Bell Classics are delighted to offer this stunning 2016 example, finished in the super rare (PTS) Racing Yellow, with the very desirable Club sport package, comprising of 918 Bucket seats with yellow detailing, Yellow seat belts & additional 4 pt race harnesses, Porsche CCB (Carbon Brakes), Front Lifting system, Illuminated sill plates, Full PPF paint protection, Full Porsche service history & having covered 12,300 miles from new, with Porsche warranty carried over until March 2020.