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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 (8C6) mixed specially for this model.
This, ‘C16’ UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 'Gen 1' example is one of only 119 UK cars and has covered a remarkable 5,534 miles from new. Finished in limited edition orange with black wheels and decals this example has only had two previous owners.
This car has formed part of a significant collection for the past few years. In preparation for the sale, the engine will be flushed, filled with fresh oil and a new filter fitted, the fuel tank drained, flushed and filled with 20 litres of fuel, fitted with a new battery and issued with a fresh MOT Certificate. A safety check will also be carried out along with an inspection report included in the history file.
One for the true 911 enthusiast, this RS must be one of the lowest mileage GT3s in existence and we feel represents an excellent opportunity.