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Car of the Week: Porsche GT3 RS

Here's the this weeks' "Car of the week", the Porsche GT3 RS.

The 996 GT3 was built between 1999 and 2005. Since 2003 they made an high performance sportscar with about 380 hp and gave him the add "RS" to the name. "RS" is originally german and means "RennSport" or "Racing Sport" in english.  In remembrance to the 1970's the GT3 RS's hat slide stickers and lightblue or red wheels. I think you've already seen one with those coloured rims ;-) Matching to that the only available colour was Carrarawhite.
The basic price was about 121 000 Euros/91 000 Dollars.
The 0-100kmh/60 mph the RS optained after 4.3 seconds and the Top Speed is at 306 km/h or 190 mph.

From the 140 right hand driven ones 113 were officially imported to the UK.
Officially the RS wasn't sold in the US or Canada - what a pitty for them!!

At the Parisian Motor Show while October 2006 Porsche have shown the new, 977 GT3 RS for the first time to the public. With its six cilindre 415 PS/HP engine he reaches the 100kmh/60HP after 4.2 seconds. At about 310kmh/193 mph you reached the maximum speed. The sell began also in October 2006 for a price around 130 000 Euros. In Northamerica the RS costs about  97 000 Dollars and was available to buy in March 2007.
Not only a selling in the US was new, also there were new colours available: Arcticsilver and black or orange and green.
My model owns an arcticsilver colouring, for your notice, I bought it in the shop at the Museum in Zuffenhausen (Some of my readers actually know ;)! )

In 2009 Porsche improved the specifications of their RS and named it MK II. They spent him an 3.8l engine with 450 PS/HP to reach the 100kmh/60hp in 4.0 seconds.
At the Geneva Motor Show in 2010 they presented a Hybrid model with an 480 PS/HP engine and two electro motors. It uses the KERS-System, well known for Formula 1 watchers.
In March they attended at the 24 hours race at the Nürburgring, but after 22 hours they had a technical defect.

Like the rear wing is very characteristic for the RS, both, 996 and 997, were assembled in Zuffenhausen near Stuttgart in Germany - Porsche-City.




The pictures were taken while this mornings beautiful sunset :) Hope you like them, feel free to comment!



I've tried some new editing-styles. Do you like it? Not? I'm not sure about them, I'm not a huge fan of big editings . .
(P.S.: Don't know where the shadows' from . . ??)
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