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2007 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS Gen I

Lot No.: 241

Registration: TBA
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ99Z7S791088
Engine Number: 61727776
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3600cc
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Estimate (£): 120,000 - 140,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

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-six with its six-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.

This stunning GT3 RS Gen 1 was supplied new by Porsche Reading in January 2007. Loved so much by our vendor, this very special example has been purchased by him an incredible 3 times! He has carried out a number of significant upgrades, having raced a Porsche Cup car and owned a number of 997 RS models over the years.

The upgrades include KW 3-way competition suspension, Alcon front and rear discs with RS29 pads all-round, RSS bushes and engine mounts, 40/60 LSD ramps with Cup diff pack, Cup shift cables and Steelflex brake hoses. All modifications were fitted by JZM Porsche at significant expense and have been incorporated to ensure the ultimate 997 RS driving experience. Whilst not one for the purists, this Porsche cannot fail to impress on both road and track.

Supplied with a well-documented service history supporting the 33,000 miles covered, it is finished in the relatively subtle colour combination of Black with Orange wheels. The paintwork is in superb order and retains a good shine. Equally, the RS Nomex interior is in great condition and is a wonderful place to be. Additional features include Carrera GT bucket seats, PCM telephone module, PCM Navigation, 19" alloy wheels, 6-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, CD compartment, electronic/heated door mirrors, onboard computer, Porsche Active Suspension Management, Sports Chrono Plus, and Xenon headlights. Please note the private number plate shown is not included in the sale.

We encourage prospective bidders to contact the office to arrange pre-sale inspections on this very special Porsche. It is, without a doubt, one of the finest 'RS' driving experiences money can buy.