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Will This Be The Most Sought-after Porsche 911 GT3 RS?

This 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a one-off special that pays homage to a memorable moment in racing history. And it is for a special customer.

To get an idea of why this particular, 2024 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is so special, we have to wind the clock back to February 2, 2003, when a privately-owned Porsche 996 won the grueling, 24 Hours of Daytona. The team drivers included Carrera Cup graduate, Jörg Bergmeister alongside Michael Schrom, and Timo Bernhard, with Kevin Buckler being the team owner. 

Long story short, about two decades later, Jörg Bergmeister managed to get an allocation for the limited-production Porsche 992 GT3 RS and he decided to make the most out of it by specifying a unique Riverblue hue with Racing Yellow accents, harkening back to the Porsche 996 race car he and his teammates drove some 20 years ago.

örg Bergmeister's 2024 Porsche 911 GT3 RS was ordered without the Weissach Package in order to mimic the race car's livery

To achieve the period-correct racing livery, Bergmeister did not opt for the rare, bare-carbon Weissach Package. The package only shaves 13 pounds off the 992 GT3 RS, but Porsche charges $5,000 for it. 

The car is as close to a proper homage as it can be and inside, the special 911 GT3 RS benefits from extended use of black leather and GT Silver and Race-Tex dash upholstery. Then, there is the Clubsport package, which brings a road-legal, one-kilogram fire extinguisher – another nod to the 2003 996 race car. 

According to Bergmeister, the idea for this epic homage came from Michael Schrom – one of the other team drivers who drove at Daytona back in 2003. 

The uncompromising mechanicals of the Porsche 991 GT3 RS 

örg Bergmeister's 2024 Porsche 911 GT3 RS with a one-off, Riverblue and Racing Yellow exterior

Under the skin, things remain unchanged. The 4.0-liter, naturally-aspirated flat-six engine revs to 9,000 RPM while producing 525 horsepower and 343 pound-feet compared to the standard 992 GT3's 510 horsepower and 347 pound-feet. To make up for that slight reduction in mid-range torque, the Porsche 992 GT3 RS comes with shorter gear ratios and a shorter final drive. Being a hardcore track monster, the Porsche 992 GT3 RS only comes with the seven-speed PDK automatic. 

We know the 992 iteration, like all other 911 GT3 RS generations before it, will be of limited production. With each generation, we have seen the 911 GT3 RS production figures grow from a few hundred to a few thousand, so we can expect things to be similar here. Regardless, rare Porsche 911 variants always fetch high-dollar, so you can bet people will flock to this one-off special when the owner, eventually, decides to part ways with it. 

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Dimitar Angelov's automotive interests made him an expert in a wide variety of vehicles. Japanese brands like Toyota are closest to his heart, although performance cars in general are his favorite segment, which is why he is constantly on the lookout for the best deals on the market. Dimitar Angelov's car passion and knack for the written word led him to complete a Master of Arts in Media and Communications, and classic car restoration. Dim is happy to get behind the wheel of any car and share his impressions. You can follow Dimitar on XLinked-inInstagram, and Facebook.

Image source: Winning combination: Jörg Bergmeister pays homage to a unique piece of racing history