The 2011 Porsche 911 997 GT3 4.0 RS. Nestled in its rear is a howling 4 litre flat-six, pushing out a delightful 450 horses. Paired with a precise 6-speed manual (as the Porsche gods intended), it's the embodiment of driving purity.

The 997 GT3 RS represents a simpler era, before electric assists and a million driving modes. It's an era where a rear-wheel-drive 911 was not just a car, but an event every time you fired it up. Its lineage? Rooted in the racetracks but tamed just enough for the road. In the vast 911 tapestry, the 997 GT3 RS is that raw, unfiltered chapter we all yearn to revisit. This car is the second generation, where they increased the engine size to 4.0L and fettled the car even more. Up for sale from Porsche Geneva, this one has had a full rebuild, respray and recondition to make it appear much newer than it is. It's funny how the 992 and 991 now make this car feel like a classic. Times change. Greatness doesn't. The "just for fun" on the interior of this one is a personal highlight.

Country of sale: Switzerland

Price: 425,000CHF

Seller: Porsche Geneva

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