Porsche Reveals 911 GT3 RS Limited Edition in Tribute to Carrera RS
Porsche has been talking about it since last fall, but now it has officially released this limited-edition car with the impressive name of 911 GT3 RS Tribute to Carrera RS.
Since the car to which it pays tribute is already special, this is . . . extra special?
It will be on display to the public at the 12 Hours of Sebring in mid-March and reach customers starting in "a few weeks," Porsche said.
Porsche just pulled the sheet on the first production version of its newest special edition, the 911 GT3 RS Tribute to Carrera RS package. Which is a mouthful, but when you really break it down is a special edition (RS), of a special edition (GT3), of one of our favorite sports cars. To say this is extra special isn't incorrect.
Unlike the 50-year-old 911 Carrera RS 2.7 from which this draws inspiration, there isn't any extra performance for this 518-hp GT3 RS. Underneath the Python Green on white livery is a GT3 RS with the Weissach package. The Weissach package nets some exposed carbon fiber (can be painted at customer's request), lightweight magnesium wheels (painted green here), carbon-fiber anti-roll bars and rear shear plate, and magnesium shift paddles. And that's in addition to the active aerodynamics, wider tires, and its highly adjustable suspension, in addition to a host of other modifications that the non-Weissach GT3 RSs have.
Inside you'll find Python Green stitching and illuminated doorsill guards that read, "Tribute to Carrera RS." The package also includes some RS-branded valve stems, custom license plate frames, a Porsche Design watch, and a pair of 1:43 scale models, one of the 2023 GT3 RS and one of the Carrera RS.
Porsche foreshadowed this production tribute at the GT3 RS's reveal last August. But we have now had it officially confirmed that the tribute package will ring in at $314,000, not including a gas-guzzler tax in an amount to be named later. That's $55,230 more than an "off the shelf" GT3 RS with Weissach, if such a thing even exists.
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