2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Is For Hardcore Driving Enthusiasts

A gorgeous 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 will be placed up for auction at an event running from July 14-21.

Porsche introduced the limited-run GT3 RS 4.0 in 2011 as a way to bid farewell to the 997-generation 911. As the name implies, the car left the factory with an all-singing, all-dancing 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six, which at the time was the largest engine ever used by a road-going 911.

This powertrain uses the crankshaft from the 911 RSR racing car and has an enlarged stroke, pumping out 493 HP at 8,250 rpm and 339 lb-ft (460 Nm) of torque at 5,750 rpm. This particular example being auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s has just 5,080 km (3,156 miles) on the clock and looks to be in pristine condition.

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In total, just 600 examples of the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 were ever sold and, like most of them, this one is painted white. It immediately stands out from other 911s thanks to the unique 4.0 livery that combines accents finished in silver and red, as well as a set of white wheels.

Inside, this thing is about as sexy as a car can get. For example, it has beautiful carbon fiber-backed bucket seats finished in a combination of black leather and red Alcantara. There is also red Alcantara on the center console and headliner, and a special plaque in the cabin shows that this is chassis number 080.

Photo credits: Raphael Belly for RM Sotheby’s

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