Porsche 996 GT3 - only 635 km !
This 996 GT3 Mk1 can not be described in any other way than 'as new'. It has a mere 635 km ( 395 miles ) on the odometer. Which means the engine hasn't even been broken in yet. Originally delivered in Spain in 2001, it spent most of his life sitting in a collection in Mexico until I bought it in 2016.
A brief history of the 996 GT3: The 'GT3' nameplate was introduced in 1999 as part of the first generation of the Porsche 996 model range. It was produced to homologate the model for GT racing and the last to be hand built by Porsche Motorsport. As with Porsche's previous 911 RS models, the 996 GT3 was focused on racing, and so was devoid of items that added unnecessary weight to the car. Sound deadening was almost completely removed, as were the rear seats, rear loud speakers, sunroof, and air conditioning, although automatic air conditioning and CD/radio became no-cost optional add-ons.
The engine of the 996 GT3 set it apart from most of the other Porsche 996 models, although it shared the same basic design of the standard so-called 'integrated dry sump' flat-six engine. The engine is naturally aspirated and based on the unit used in the Porsche 962 and Porsche 911 GT1 race cars. That engine was known as the 'Mezger' engine, after its designer Hans Mezger. To bring the vehicle's track-prowess to the maximum level, Porsche endowed the GT3 with enlarged brakes, a lowered, re-tuned suspension system, lighter-weight wheels and a new front bumper with matched rear spoiler to help increase downforce, thereby increasing grip.
Only 1.868 units were ever built.
And without a doubt this is one of the best ones still out there.