This was my first 911 AUTOart model. I admired the detail and finish of the car which evolved later on. 996 GT3 and GT3 RS are still the best drivers GT3 for most of the enthusiasts. They say, the feel of the body, steering and throttle response is almost like a race car which is because unlike some other monstrous “Track use only” like cars, Porsche’s GT3 and some other street versions are derived from the race cars. So this is the road car derived from a race car which is also derived from a road car.
The model, as it is in the original car, there is nothing to see in the engine bay. The wheels are fine, brake discs are a little plasticky. The paint is fine. After 996, AUTOart chose to raise up the door windows which was a great decision. The cage, fire extinguisher etc. are great detail add ons. You know some of the model car builder still don’t put roll cages on even the race cars.
Date purchased : 2010 Price paid : 90 USD