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Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Funny how two letters of the alphabet can mean so much in the car world. Take ‘GT’ for instance. Literally meaning ‘Grand Tourer’, ‘Gran Tourismo’ or ‘Grand Tourisme’ depending on your mother tongue. That pair from the 26 letters of the alphabet have been around since the beginning of time and certainly back in the 50’s and 60’s a ‘GT’ attached to the boot-lid of your car meant you were driving something very special, indeed highly potent. The problem was that by the 70’s every marketing department in every car mass-producer had cottoned-on to the sales potential of the GT moniker to the detriment of what it actually stood for. Too many mundane hatchbacks were eventually labelled ‘GT’ and so the glamour had gone from the badge.

‘RS’ on the other hand has been treated with a little more respect over the years. For much of its existence as a symbol of power it would seem that Ford had hijacked the ‘Rally Sport’ badge for its high-performance models and all of them deserved to wear the badge with pride. But Ford were not the first to the podium with RS because in 1967 Chevrolet released the Camaro RS, so there. Other manufacturers have trodden carefully with the Rally Sport badge including mainstream makers such as Renault with their rather excellent Clio RS and Audi with the RS4 and RS6.

But RS also stands for ‘Renn Sport’ in Germany which literally translated means ‘racing sport’ and if there was one manufacturer who stands proud and tall in the use of the RS badge it is Porsche. Dating back to its first application for the public in 1973 with the Carrera 2.7 RS the company has reserved these two letters for those road cars which have reached the peak of their development.

A 911 GT3 is a very potent car indeed. But add the RS badge and you have the very best that Porsche can produce which means that it is arguably the best car in the so-called GT3 sector.

The 911 GT3 RS kicked-off in 2003 with the 996-based version and it was an unashamedly hard-core version of the ‘normal’ GT3. The focus was on track-day handling with stiffened suspension and so the interest in 911 RS variants began. Today they have become amongst the most highly desirable and collectable of all 911’s.

And so we come to the 911 (997) GT3 RS that we are advertising on behalf of the current owner.

This GT3 RS is a 997 Gen 1 which means that it is fitted with the legendary ‘Mezger’ 3.6 litre flat-six powerplant that has its origins in the successful 962 and GT1 racing engines.

The car is right hand drive, has so far recorded only 6000 miles from new and has also undergone a recent major service and thorough inspection by Porsche Tonbridge to give the car a clean bill of health.

Finished in sought-after limited edition Pure Orange this GT3 RS is in superb condition, has never been raced or tracked and comes with a comprehensive specification as follows:-

Full Black ‘RS’ Decals/Black Painted Alloys
‘RS’ Fire-resistant-material Carbon Bucket seats
Alcantara Steering Wheel, Gearstick and Handbrake
Floor Mats
Driver’s 4-Point Harness
Porsche Carbon Composite Brakes (PCCB)
Bi-Xenons with Headlamp Wash
Top Tinted Windscreen
PCM System with European SatNav Disc
Sport Chrono Package Plus
Door entry guards in Carbon
Carbon rear Console
Extended Interior Carbon Package
Roll Cage Painted in Pure Orange
Excellent Service History

Following the car’s inspection Porsche Tonbridge told us that it was one of the most original non-abused GT3 RS’s they had seen for a long time. High praise indeed and the car is unlikely to disappoint anybody looking for a particularly cared-for example.

Considering the very high premiums people are prepared to pay for a 991 GT3 RS these days this future collectable Porsche looks a very sound investment for the longer term.

Sorry – this car is now SOLD!

Please note that part exchanges may be considered.

Meanwhile, here is a short video of the car in action….

For pricing details or to arrange a viewing of this GT3 RS please contact The Car Spy on 01892 506970 or email

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Finished in Meteor Grey with Black Leather Interior this new, unregistered Carrera 4 GTS comes with the following options in addition to the standard specification:-

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), Sport Chrono Package Plus, Heated seats, Telephone module, Top tinted windscreen in grey, Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), Rear seats, Navigation module, BOSE Surround Sound system, Universal audio interface, ParkAssist (rear), Porsche crests embossed on headrests, Automatically dimming mirrors, Silver-grey seat belts. List price £95405 inc VAT.

This Carrera 4 GTS is available to purchase today at £91007 inc VAT (excluding Shipping/Delivery costs)

Please note this car is VAT qualifying.

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email

Finished in Arctic Silver Metallic with Black Leather/Alcantara (Speed Yellow Stitching) interior this privately-owned left hand drive 2008 RUF-converted 997 Turbo has recorded 22000 kilometres and comes with the following massive specification:-

  • Engine: RUF RT12, 3.8 litre engine conversion, 728hp at 7100 rpm and 902 Nm at 4000 rpm
  • Suspension: Bilstein suspension, Springs, blue diameter 60mm race springs, Stiff suspension subframe rear axle, Adaption front axle supporting mount for race springs for 4-wheel drive, RS supporting mount rear shocks, Wishbone bottom Cup/RSR partly front and rear/tie rod rear axle Cup, Axle shaft spacers front axle, Control arms rear RSR
  • Brakes: Porsche PCCB yellow brake callipers, Manthey Motors, Steel discs, piston callipers with Ø380 mm perforated disc Rear, four piston calipers with Ø350 mm perforated disc, Manthey cooling/brake air kit
  • Other RUF Features: RUF IRC, Integrated roller cage with strut brace, covered with black alcantara/leather,  RUF Rt12 front spoiler, Rear Lid/Spoiler 997 GT2, Steering wheel in alcantara with stitches in speed yellow, RUF 20” Alloy wheels with Michelin PS2 tyres – Front axle 235/35ZR20 / Rear axle 325/30ZR20 N0, RUF pedal set incl. foot rest, Schroth six point seatbelts, black/yellow
  • Porsche 997 Turbo Equipment: Automatically dimming interior and exterior mirror, Axle-differential lock rear, Belt outlet B-pillars carbon, Bi-Xenon lighting system, Carbon package switch panel, Door finishers in carbon, Floor mats, Footrest in sports look, Gear lever and handbrake lever Alcantara, Gear lever trim leather, Instrument dials in Speed Yellow, Lid of storage bin in Alcantara with Porsche logo, Loudspeaker finishers on doors and rear in leather, Outer door-sill guards in carbon – illuminated, Park assist (Parking aid rear, PCM package leather, Porsche Communication Management incl. extended navigation, Vehicle Tracking System, Rear section of centre console in carbon, Red tail lights, Seat belts in Speed Yellow, Side skirts in exterior color, Sport Chrono Package Turbo, Sport Shifter, Steering column casing leather, Telephone module, Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPM), Windscreen with grey top tint, GT2 carbon lightweight bucket seats, Seat inlays front seats alcantara, Stitching centre console – speed yellow, Stitching dashboard – speed yellow, Stitching doors – speed yellow, Stitching rear side panels – speed yellow, Stitching seats – speed yellow.

This car is now SOLD!

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email

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Finished in GT Silver Metallic with Cocoa Full Leather Interior this June 2007 registered left hand drive 911 Carrera S has recorded 54000 kilometres and has the following specification:-

Tiptronic gearbox, 19” Turbo Alloy wheels, Silver coloured instrument cluster, Battery disconnection switch, Headlamp washer, PASM, PSM, Alarm, Air conditioning, Alcantara headlining, Xenon headlamps, On-board computer, PCM screen, Cruise control, Tyre pressure monitor, Fire extinguisher, SatNav (Europe VD), ParkAssist, Telephone module, Telephone handset, Navigation module, BOSE sound system, Stainless steel door sills, Sports exhaust system, Steering wheel centre in leather, Self-dimming mirrors, Rain sensor wipers, Front electric heated seats. Images are available.

This car is available to purchase now at 50000 Euros netto (excluding VAT and shipping/delivery costs)

Please note this car is VAT qualifying.

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1732 760699 or email

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Finished in Carrara White with a Full Black Leather interior this new, unregistered Porsche 911 Carrera GTS PDK Coupe is specified as follows:-

PDK Gearbox, i-Pod Interface, Cruise Control, Rear Park Assist, Heated Seats, Sports Chrono Package, Telephone, Navigation, Rear Wiper, Auto Dimming Mirrors, Floor Mats, VTS, VAT Qualifying. List Price £88369 OTR.

Available to purchase now at £83369 inc VAT (£69474.17 ex VAT)

For further details please give us a call on ++44(0)1474 854490 or email