• This 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS that is presently up for public sale on Carry a Trailer has us reminiscing about our prior encounters with the 991.2-generation observe star.
• Just like the one within the BaT itemizing, the ’19 GT3 RS we examined and lapped at VIR had an unforgettable naturally aspirated 520-hp flat-six engine and otherwordly dealing with.
• The 911 GT3 RS began at $190,050 when new in 2019; the present bid is $150,000, and the public sale ends on Tuesday, October 12.
I consider pleased reminiscences are extra helpful than cash. Sadly, I haven’t got the cash to make these forms of reminiscences by shopping for the six-figure 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS that is presently listed on the Carry a Trailer public sale web site, which—like Automobile and Driver—is a part of Hearst Autos. Nonetheless, regardless of my embarrassingly underfunded checking account, my job right here at C/D has uncovered me to exotica just like the 991.2-generation GT3 RS. Whereas such short-lived romances are bittersweet, the priceless reminiscences by no means depart me.
Carrying white paint, not not like the one we examined in Southern California many moons in the past, the tracktastic 911 on BaT is not the colour I might want. I am a fan of flashier shades like Lizard Inexperienced on the ’19 GT3 RS that we drove on the Isle of Man. Nonetheless, I dig the retro GT3 RS graphic on the decrease physique sides of the public sale automobile. In contrast with the insane aero bits on the brand new 992 era, which we lately sampled at Britain’s iconic Silverstone Circuit, the outgoing model one way or the other manages to look subdued. That is fantastic by me. The hovering rear spoiler, road-hogging hips, cool-looking NACA ducts, and center-locking wheels on the 2019 model nonetheless successfully say, “Get the hell out of my method! I am gunning for the lap file.”
Whereas it would not be a deal breaker, I am bummed that this explicit GT3 RS is not geared up with the liposuction-like Weissach bundle. Initially an $18K possibility, it introduced a bevy of light-weight supplies (saving a claimed 13 kilos). Plus, it left among the carbon-fiber panels unpainted and uncovered to correctly flaunt your funding. The Weissach possibility additionally was the one strategy to unlock the magnesium wheels—a $13,000 add-on that shaved off 25 kilos. At the least the GT3 RS within the itemizing has a handful of fascinating choices that embody the bigger 23.7-gallon gasoline tank for prolonged road-trip vary and the front-axle elevate system that forestalls plowing into velocity bumps and steep entrances.
So, what’s it wish to drive arguably one of many best driver’s vehicles of all time? For max readability, let’s pull a few excerpts from our firsthand experiences each on and off the racetrack.
Relating to the GT3 RS’s naturally aspirated 520-hp 4.0-liter flat-six that produces breathtaking, albeit loud, noises and redlines at a lofty 9000 rpm: “Hitting that redline rings unprotected ears. Our golden years will certainly encompass a number of nodding throughout cocktail events.” –Ok.C. Colwell at Lightning Lap 2019
How does this track-oriented machine function as a each day driver? “The journey high quality is civil sufficient in order to not disturb your important different whenever you volunteer to drive to dinner, though pulling 1.24 g’s in a nook might completely rearrange their opinion of you.” –Tony Quiroga, driving the 2019 GT3 RS in Southern California
And there are extra reminiscences the place these got here from. So, whereas I am going to seemingly by no means personal my very own Porsche 911 GT3 RS, I am fortunate sufficient to understand how unimaginable it’s. It is why the two-owner instance on the Carry a Trailer web site caught my eye. With solely 1900 miles on its odometer, it is begging to be tracked.
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