The first of Porsche’s iconic modern GT3 RS models – Type 996. 375 bhp, 3,600 cc DOHC flat six-cylinder engine, six-speed manual transmission, fully independent front and rear suspension, and front and rear disc brakes with optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake.
The GT3 RS was first introduced in 2003 in an effort to homologate the GT3 RSR for racing. This offered Porsche the perfect opportunity to provide its customers with a track-ready 911 that could be road-registered and driven on the street.
Horsepower remained the same as the GT3, the GT3 RS’s increased performance was due to a handful of additional alterations. Wider tires were fitted with a revised suspension for track use, and a larger carbon fiber rear spoiler was fitted to help increase downforce. Weight was shed through reduction of interior sound deadening, air conditioning, rear seats, a Perspex rear window instead of glass and Carbon Fiber front hood. These changes meant that the GT3 RS tipped the scales at just 1,360 kilograms. All examples were fitted with a full roll cage and finished in white with either red or light blue trim, in a nod to the 2.7 RS of 1973.