2015 Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS
Minichamps - 410 063222 (diecast)
The 991 is the 7th incarnation of the Porsche 911, and was first unveiled in 2011. In 2013 Porsche released the 991 GT3, the brand’s high-performance race-orientated model, with a 3.8 liters direct fuel injection flat-six engine. A very impressive car, with rear-wheel drive, rear-axle steering and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus. Two years later the Rennsport version of the car was released, where almost everything was improved. The engine was enlarged to 3996 cm³, becoming capable of delivering 493 hp. All that power translated to a 0-100 km/h of 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 309 km/h. It also received a seven-speed twin-clutch PDK auto transmission, a roll cage in place of the rear seats and carbon-ceramic brakes with Porsche’s typical yellow calipers. So if the GT3 already was badass, the GT3 RS became BADass.
Officially “only” 2000 of these cars were built (the production run was extended, so that number could be as high as 6000!), therefor it’s not even close to being a rare car. However, it’s one of Porsche’s fastest production cars ever, totally deserving of the Rennsport badge.
I wanted a current (991) GT3 RS for my garage, but wanted it to have some color, so I took the chance with this “Riviera Blue”. From all the pics I saw of the model I wasn’t 100% sure about the color, but in the flesh it looks fantastic 😎. Possibly a model only for P-cars collectors but without a doubt an awesome one. Minichamps did a helluva job on it, and it looks fantastic in my road car collection. In fact, perfect beside my GT2 RS.