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2002 Porsche 996/911 GT3 RS

• Total kms: 24,914km

• Engine and gearbox overhauled 2,700km ago

• Production Figure for cars in 2002: 48 cars

• Raced and vigorously maintained by: https://www.rightway-jp.com/

 

HJA is delighted to offer you this thrilling Porsche 911 GT3RS Race Car. This particular example was imported from Japan last year and was owned/maintained by a highly respected Porsche tuning shop. These things are insane, one of the most exhilarating cars we have driven, so raw/hardcore they are definitely not for the faint hearted!

 

The guys in Japan particularly like the idea of having road legal race car for the streets. Due to the fact it was also registered as a road car in Japan and comes with a De registration certificate that makes it possible to attain registration in other countries (If put through the correct conversions). If that was done it would make this one of only a handful of GT3R’s that would be road legal.

 

Background on the GT3 R (Credit to GT3R .COM)

In 1998 Porsche finally put the air-cooled flat-6 cylinder engine to rest. The last of the air-cooled 911s (993) left Weissach, and the assembly lines in Stuttgart. The 996 was the new 911, and its chassis was the GT car for the future of Porsche Motorsport.

 

Every component of the 996 was new; chassis, bodywork, gearbox, engine, suspension, engine management, and cooling system. (minus some details that we will talk about in each model year specifications)

At the time of launch, the new GT3 R was made to the current ACO rules for the GT category in 1999.

 

from Porsche:

"The 911 GT3 R is the successor to Porsches highly successful 911 3.8 RSR. This water-cooled 996 based racer has proven to be a formidable challenger in the GT category during the final stages of the 1999 season, which marked its United States debut. The 3.6 liter six cylinder engine develops in excess of 400 horsepower and drives through a GT2 six-speed gearbox equipped with external cooling, pressurized lubrication, and a limited slip differential. The carbon fiber bodywork, combining light weight and strength, makes maximum use of current aerodynamic principles to provide excellent grip with minimum drag.

 

The chassis of the 911 GT3 R comes completely equipped with the necessary components to comply with current sanctioning body regulations. Fitted, from the factory, with a fuel cell, externally adjustable shock absorbers, spherical bearings at suspension mounting points, electric power steering, and 380 mm., four pistons/caliper brakes, Porsches newest offering will be a "turn key" race car.

 

The resources of the engineering and production departments at the Weissach facility are totally committed to the production of a sufficient number of GT3 Rs for private teams to mount a multi-car assault for Daytona 2000"

 

Also in 1998 the last overall victory for Porsche was made at Le Mans in a Prototype vehicle. Soon after the factory announced it would step down from a full factory effort on sportscar racing. The concentration would be to support privateers. The GT3 R was the result of that decision, and the more than a hundred GT3 R and RS's have been made and sold (at this point in early 2003) for competition around the world. Competing in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Japan. More than half of those produced reside in the USA.

 

The car has won its class in every arena it has entered.

24 hours of Le Mans

24 hours of Spa

24 hours of Nuerburgring

24 hours of Daytona (overall win in 2003)

12 hours of Sebring

FIA GT championship

ELMS GT championship

ALMS GT championship

Grand-Am GTU championship

British GTO Championship

 

Factory spec Info:

Porsche 911 GT3 RS
single-seated, near-standard race vehicle
2002 Vehicle Description (according to 2002 ACO/FIA Regulations)
basis: 911 GT3

 

Engine

Six-Cylinder Boxer: 3598 cc - 76.4mm stroke, 99.99mm bore
horsepower: 435 @ 8250 rpm (with two 30.8mm restrictors)
torque: 395 Nm @ 7200 rpm
Max RPM: 8500
Cooling: Water Cooled
Intake System: Six Individual Throttle Valves
Fuel Injection: Sequential multi-point Bosch MS 3.1 system with ignition control
Lubrication: Dry Sump with Heat Exchanger and Mobil 1 oil Exhaust System: Open without Catalytic Converter

 

Power Train

Transmission: Six Speed Manual, type G96/61 with oil/water heat exchanger
Gear Shift: Cable Controlled
Flywheel: Single Mass with triple disc racing clutch Differential: Limited Slip - 40/60percent

 

Bodywork

Chassis: Revised, Weight-optimized 911 GT3 Chassis Composites: Carbon KevlarAerodynamically Optimized Front Nose and Tail Section, Front Fenders, Front and Rear Hood, Fender Flares, Doors, Rear Tail and Lid - Plastic Door, Side, and Rear Windows
Safety: Six Point Seat Belt/Harness, Welded in Roll Cage, Quick Lock Steering Wheel, Fire Extinguisher System Seating: Racing Bucket Seat, Driver Only, Bracket for passenger seat
Fuel System: 100 Liter FT3 Safety Fuel Cell with Quick Refill System
Jacking: Three-point on board air jacks system

 

Suspension

Steering: Electronically Actuated Power Steering Suspension-Front: McPherson front axle with Ball Joints and corresponding changes of kinematics (to meet ACO/FIA regulations)
Suspension-Rear: Multi-Link Rear Axle with Ball Joints and corresponding changes of kinematics (to meet ACO/FIA regulations)
Springs: Double Coil Four Position Adjustable Coil Springs Shock Absorbers: Sachs Adjustable
Roll Bars: Five Position Adjustable Front, Lever Arm System Rear

 

Wheels

BBS Three Piece Adjustable (10"x18" Front - 11"x18" Rear) with Center Lock Hubs

 

Tires

Delivered with Michelin rain tires (24/64 - 18 front and 27/68 - 18 rear)

 

Brake System

System: Twin Pedal, Twin Master Cylinder System with Balance Bar - no ABS
Discs: Internally Vented - 380 mm Front, 355 mm Rear, racing pads

 

Electronics

Engine: Bosch MS 3.1 Engine Management Data
Motec display with integrated data recording
Lap Timing: Lap Trigger with Lap Recording in Display Battery: 12v 50 Ah Battery
Alternator: 110 amp

 

Vehicle Weight

Approximately 1,100 kg (2442 lbs) per Le Mans Regulations

 

Colors

Exterior colors (water based paint): Carrera White B9a