The 996 is the internal designation for the Porsche 911 model manufactured from 1997 to 2006. In 2000 Porsche introduced the first 996 GT3 version with 3.6-liter engine and 355 hp at 7,200 rpm. This 3.6-litre ‘Mezger’ unit was more similar to the Porsche 962 racing engine than it was with the 3.4 engine of the 996 Carrera. 1.858 units of the 996.1 GT3 were produced before the 996 received its mid-life upgrade. When the 996.2 generation came, the GT3 followed and the 996.2 GT3 debuted in 2003. Along the remodelled headlights and intakes, as well as different rear wing, there was also a boost in engine output: from 355 hp to 381 hp at 7,400 rpm. In 2003 Porsche decided also to revive again the ’RS’ badge. The 996 GT3 RS got the red or blue RS decals and rims sprayed in the same colour. But this wasn’t just for show, although the output was the same as standard GT3 at 381 horsepower. The dampers are stiffer, the front and rear control arms are adjustable, the windows in the back were made out of polycarbonate to save some more weight. The bigger wing is made out of carbon fiber. The 996 GT3 RS is a very rare collectors car. There was only 682 units produced.
This car is fully original, one owner, 996 GT3 RS with 45600 km. It was delivered in October 2004 by AutoCarrera in Helsinki to the present Finnish owner. The car has been kept extremely well, it is driven only in summer and it is close to concours condition with fully original paint. Full ownership and service history. Smaller services are made at AutoCarrera in Helsinki and all the bigger services over the years at Porsche Center Hannover in Germany. Classic Data evaluation was done in 2017 with grade 1-. There has been very little usage of the car after 2017. The car is registered in Finland.