Lot 304 - 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0
|Odometer reading||2,980 km|
|Estimate||£220,000 - £270,000|
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 was launched in 2011 and was the final development of the track-inspired series of legendary 997 GT3 RS models. Only 600 examples were made and it was the last hurrah for the motorsport-derived Mezger flat-six that was bored out from 3.8 to 4.0 Litres, the largest displacement 911 engine ever. The normally aspirated power plant was crucially mated to a six-speed manual transmission and achieved 494bhp at 8,250rpm. The 4.0 RS is considered by many to be one of the greatest drivers' cars of all time and, according to EVO Magazine when the car was released, "It is the ultimate 911 and you could easily argue it's all the car you'll ever need. It will become an icon."
This very special, lefthand drive, 4.0 Litre GT3 RS has covered just 2,980 kilometres from new. Supplied new to a prominent Kazakhstan politician in 2011 in Carrera White with grey and red decals, black leather and red alcantara inserts. The vehicle was then bought into Spain in 2015 where it has since been garaged and used sparingly. This beautiful example was ordered with the following factory specification: half factory cage (painted black), five-point harnesses, Porsche CDR30 radio, one-piece carbon Carrera GT bucket seats, dynamic engine mounts, Sports Chrono package, 19" Centre locking wheels, air conditioning, tyre pressure monitoring, Porsche Active Suspension Management, Porsche Stability Management, Alcantara roof lining, door entry guards in carbon fibre, Guards Red seatbelts, on-board computer, electric and heated door mirrors, Xenon lighting system, CD compartment and a 90 litre fuel tank.
A service history is present from the supplying dealer in Russia with three stamps from Elite Auto Porsche in Kazan before its recent service with OS Sportswagen Porsche in Marbella, Andalucia, Spain. The car has also been correctly stored in a temperature controlled environment. The interior is like a new car and, other than the smallest of stone chips, the exterior bodywork is in stunning order having recently been detailed for sale. Supplied with the Russian registration documents this car represents superb value considering the rarity, collectability and the fact that righthand drive examples are changing hands for well over £400,000. When new, only owners of at least three previous GT3 models were invited to buy a 4.0 Litre thus making it one of the most desirable 911s ever made.
Historics are immensely proud to offer a car that is sure to be one of the most iconic Porsches ever built.
* Interested parties should note that VAT, charged at 20% will be levied upon the final hammer price of this lot if it purchased to remain in the UK.