Thursday, June 23, 2011

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

The GT3 RS 4.0 is the 997 swansong; a Stuttgart Frankenstein's monster, mish-mashing all of the best parts of the various recent hyper-911s to create an über-911. And it works. Based on the devastatingly effective GT3 RS 3.8, it's got the RSR race car engine which revs to 8500rpm and produces a priapically exciting 493bhp, as well as enjoying the rose-jointed rear end from the widowmaker GT2 RS, carbon-fibre bonnet & wings, stiffer springs and retuned dampers, and a comically enormous race spoiler.

So, how much will the ultimate 997 cost you? A very reasonable £128,466. (Yes, that's a lot, but you'll embarrass some much more expensive Italian exotica.)
Except that you can't buy one, as all 600 have already been pre-sold. You'll just have to hang out at race tracks and see if you can catch a whiff of one...

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