2011 Porsche 911 GT3RS 4.0 – 1 of 17 Paint to Sample
Vin #: WP0AF2A99BS785699
Exterior: Dark Sea Blue (Paint to Sample)
Interior: Black (Full Leather)
Chassis 461 out of 600 for the world
New Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires
DETAILS AND STORY
This is GT3 RS 4.0 liter is a one of only 17 “Paint to Sample” four-liters offered to the world. Painted Dark Sea Blue chassis, #461 was the choice of Porsche factory driver and seven-time Pikes Peak hill climb Champion Jeff Zwart. With just 600 available for the world and a fresh service, this represents the summit of the Mezger engine design evolution.
Like the 1973 911RS, the GT3RS 4.0 liter has already achieved iconic status in the Porsche community. It is the most extreme back-to-basics new Porsche money can buy and represents the swan song for the Mezger flat-six motor.
The “4.0” designation on this GT3 RS stands for the capacity of the naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine. The increase from 3.8 to 4.0 liters and the addition of some race car engine mechanicals results in 500 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and maximum torque of 339 lb-ft at 5,750 rpm. That’s an increase of 50 hp and 22 lb-ft of torque compared to the GT3 RS 3.8. It also weighs less than the GT3 RS 3.8 by about 22 pounds due to front fenders and a front lid made of carbon fiber, carbon fiber seats, and even “weight-optimized” carpets. As a result, it can lap the Nürburgring in seven minutes and 27 seconds, sprint zero-to-60 mph in 3.8 seconds, hit the 124-mph mark in less than 12 seconds, and proceed on to a top speed of 193 mph.
Another innovation in 2011 for the Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 are the small slits on either side of the front bumper, called “flics” or “dive planes”, which produce additional down force at extreme speeds.
This special ordered Dark Sea Blue 4.0 liter would make a great edition to any collection, or to a highly discriminating collector as the sole representative of Porsche’s Rennsport philosophy.