Produced as a street-legal model to comply with homologation rules for competition, the GT3 RS represents the ultimate intersection between production car and race car. Its distinctive, contrasting graphics and color-matched wheels give a nod to notable Porsches from the past, such as the Carrera 2.7 RS of the early 1970s.
The 911 GT3 RS debuted in 2003, toward the end of the 996-chassis generation of the 911 as an evolution of the 911 GT3, itself based on the 911 GT3 Cup racecar. The subsequent 997-chassis version of the GT3 RS launched in 2006. Output for the 3.6-liter engine increased to 415 horsepower, while redesigned bodywork improved aerodynamics.
In 2009, Porsche made significant improvements to the 911 GT3—known to insiders as the 997.2 version—most notable of which was increasing engine displacement to 3.8 liters and bumping output to 423 horsepower. The updated RS version, a remarkable, low-mileage example of which is offered here, followed a year later with a heady 444 horsepower on tap. Some sources put total output for the 997.2 GT3 RS coupes with the 3.8-liter engine at 571 units, a mere 100 of which are said to have been produced for the 2011 model year, making it among the rarest of 911 models produced in any given model year.
This ultra-rare and ultra-low-mileage US-specification Porsche 911 GT3 RS is believed to be one of only 26 delivered to the US in the dazzling combination of Aqua Blue Metallic with contrasting Guards Red graphics and wheels. Delivered new to Porsche of Spokane, Washington, this GT3 RS has been cherished its entire life, showing only 374 miles on the odometer at cataloguing time. An accompanying Porsche Certificate of Authenticity indicates that it was produced on 1 November 2010 and left the factory finished as it is today, in a dazzling combination of Aqua Blue Metallic with contrasting Guards Red graphics and wheels. Among the nearly $10,000 in factory options specified by the car’s original owner is a luxurious Black full leather interior and a host of other desirable features, including the Sport Chrono Package Plus, Porsche Communication Management 3.0 with Extended Navigation, Universal Audio Interface, Sound Package Plus, XM satellite radio capability, and instrument dials in Guards Red.
Additional factory features include cupholders, Bluetooth phone interface, floor mats in interior color, and a lightweight battery. In addition to the certificate of authenticity, this 911 GT3 RS also includes its original window sticker, factory manuals with leather storage pouch, and other Porsche documents. Also included is a copy of a service invoice from September 2022 documenting that this GT3 RS was professionally serviced with a synthetic oil change, new filters, spark plugs, and serpentine belt, and fresh brake and transmission fluid. Crucially, a Porsche DME report indicates no over-revving in any of the six analyzed rev ranges. The car is accompanied by full documentation from new, including the original window sticker, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, manuals, and Porsche correspondence.
At the very apex of Porsche’s track-focused production models, the 911 GT3 RS is the choice for enthusiasts and collectors seeking the ultimate 997-chassis variant, offering an unparalleled combination of driving excitement, rarity, and mystique—backed by Porsche’s longstanding reputation for bullet-proof performance. It’s hard to imagine a finer example than this one, an improved 997.2 model, notably from the last GT3 RS generation to offer a manual transmission. Replete with the desirable 3.8-liter engine, a dazzling and uncommon color scheme, a long list of factory options, and exceptionally low mileage, it represents a rare and excellent opportunity for marque aficionados and enthusiasts seeking a road car suited to serious circuit driving.