|Layout||Rear Engine / Rear Wheel Drive|
|Displacement||3,996 cc (4.0 L)|
|Engine Type||Naturally Aspirated Flat 6|
|Power||493 bhp @8250 rpm|
|Torque||460 Nm @5750 rpm|
|Redline / Limiter||8400 rpm / 8500 rpm|
|Curb Weight||1,435 kg|
|0-100 km/h||3.9 sec|
|400 m||11.80 sec|
Starting with the 996 GT3 RS, Porsche decided to give customers some more hardcore driving pleasure. 997, replacing the 996 was a good leap forward while for some was not as pure as the earlier model. The latest 997 GT3 RS was strong enough but they have built a special edition, the 4.0 L version, with a production count of 600 pieces total, making the car more special yet. So is it just a collectors car to be displayed near some other stuff or a machine that should be worn again and again on track? I think both. If I could effort, I would buy two of them, one for each use. I’m not kidding, it is a pure drivers car with lots of feel and pushes the limits of physics but on the other hand, it should be kept clean with no mileage and be watched for days long.
The Scale Model
This is a very special Porsche and you expect the scale mode to be very specially built. I’m not saying it isn’t but it does not have that “I’m special, buy me” crying. There is something missing with the wheels for instance that you can’t tell right away. The livery nicely reflects that of the real car. The engine must have had the cutaway like air intakes that the real car has. It is a nice scale model but AUTOart, I think could have done much much better.
Date purchased : 2014 Price paid : 130 EUR
Overall : 82 / 100