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2007 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS ***Regretfully Withdrawn***

Lot No.: TBA

Registration: TBA
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ99Z7S791393
Engine Number: 61727957
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3596
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Sold for (£): Result to follow

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In February 2006, Porsche revealed their first generation 997 GT3, and in common with all GT2 and GT3 iterations, most of the developments and upgrades were directly related to performance improvements on their competition cars, and the associated homologation requirements for FIA approval. In addition to the new 415bhp, 3.6 litre flat 6 with its 6-speed box, the vehicle pioneered "zero lift" aerodynamics, meaning, at speed the body shape created only aerodynamic "downforce" with no grip-diminishing "lift" and made extensive use of a racing related version of Porsche's active PASM suspension system. This made it the first of the quick RS or GT3 versions to feature an electronically adjustable suspension set up. 
An RS version of the GT3 became available in October of that year weighing some 20 kilos less, and this saving was achieved by the use of a carbon fibre rear wing, a plastic engine cover and a lightweight rear window made from the same material.
A slightly wider track was concealed in the muscular rear end provided by the Carrera 4 shell, aiding grip and stability at the expense of a little bit more drag, however the reduction in weight to 1375Kg resulted in an improved power to weight ratio of 300bhp /ton.
The body panels are unique to the 997 GT3 RS, and a small number of cars were painted in a limited edition Orange colour (N2N2) mixed specially for this model.

The 997 GT3 RS offered here today is finished in that particular shade of gleaming Orange, and is complemented by Black wheels, spoilers, decals and details. It's an original UK right-hand drive car completed on 28/02/2007 and supplied by the Porsche Centre Colchester to its first owner on the 03/04/2007.
The interior is trimmed with Black leather, Alcantara and suede and the Roll Cage is in body colour. Amongst the options selected from Porsche's very long Options List were Bi-Xenon lighting, a Top-Tinted windscreen, the Sports Chrono Package, Floor mats, and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes with yellow calipers.
The mileage now is a shade over 27,750 and the car is MoT'd until 20/01/2016. A full geometry check and reset to 'Factory' settings was carried out on 02/07/15 when the odometer was indicating 27,107 and a set of four new Michelin PSs were popped on at the same time.
Earlier service details are as follows;
Minor Service 6,624 13/05/09 Porsche Centre, Leicester
Major Service
(incl plugs) 18,651 20/10/11 Porsche Centre, Leicester
Minor Service 20,208 06/12/12 911 Sport, Lincs.
Major Service.
(incl Plugs and Belts) 25,203 20/01/05 911 Sport, Lincs
Looking fabulous in sparkling Orange and Black, this head-turning RS Porsche has been regularly maintained and well cared for, and we feel represents an excellent opportunity at this guide price.