Your dad warned you about this Porsche. Don’t let its red lipstick and wide hips persuade you, he said, because the only thing that follows that car is trouble. Speeding tickets, too. But you can’t help yourself.
Here’s a brief story how the German auto maker started making history when it comes to the road legal race car’s world. In 1973, the Porsche high performance models went into production with the 911 Carrera RS.
In 1999, Porsche initiated with the GT3 line that was named after the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Group GT3 class in which it was designed to compete. From that day forward, the Porsche GT3 became an icon for street legal race car that competed from generation to another for the best Nürburgring lap timing. This specific model of the 2011 Porsche GT3 RS is the 2nd generation of the 997 GT3 (produced 2006 – 2010) named 997.2 GT3.
The upgrades on the 997.2 were strongly noticeable from the first key ignition. An additional 35hp with several body upgrades from facelift to lowered chassis reaching the back of the GT3 RS with an amazing Carbon fiber rear wing, adding to it the sport suspension for maximum traction; all of this and more allowed the 997.2 GT3 RS to achieve 7:33 time lapse on the Nürburgring race track.
The upgrades also stretched to the interior of the 997.2 GT3 RS with a larger red roll cage, nonadjustable carbon-fiber-backed seats and noticeably the lack of side pockets that were designed to reflect the track focus of the car.
Yes, the 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS was considered a rich man, or woman’s toy. It was the most race proven, non-turbo 911 performance that you can still hang a license plate on.
2011 Porsche GT3 RS in Summary
Vehicle Layout: Rear Engine, RWD, 2-Door Coupe
Engine: 3.8L/ DOHC 24-Valve Flat Six
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Curb Weight (F/R DIST): 1432 Kg (39/61%)
Wheelbase: 2.35 m
Dimensions (L xWxH): 4.45 x 1.8 x 1.28 m
0-100 KM/H: 3.5 sec
Quarter Mile: 11.8 sec @ 194 Km/h