Just when you thought the new GT3 RS couldn't get any better, it does.
When two icons come together, no matter the medium or whether or not they're in competition, the result is usually explosive. Think of the Ford v Ferrari sports drama, Queen and David Bowie on the same stage, or Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier in the ring together, and you'll see what we mean.
Porsche wants to encapsulate this magic by fusing two 911 icons of its own. The Stuttgart-based automaker has just released a special package for the phenomenal new Porsche 911 GT3 RS - a legitimate candidate for the greatest modern driver's car - that pays tribute to the legendary 911 Carrera RS 2.7.
Exclusively available for the US market, this Tribute to Carrera RS Package comes with unique styling details and more, making the already revered GT3 RS even more alluring. This incredible package was previewed back in August, and it isn't the first time that the classic RS 2.7 has been honored for its 50th anniversary.
Five decades ago, the Carrera RS 2.7 sat atop the 911 lineup as the top-performing model. At the time, it could be ordered with wheels and graphics in an eye-popping Viper Green. It's this spec that has inspired the Tribute to Carrera RS Package. When this package is ordered, your GT3 RS will be finished in white paint with Python Green accents. The same green is applied to the mirror caps, side graphics, magnesium wheels, and RS logo on the wing end plates. Those logos also bear the American flag.
The standard GT3 RS already has bulging bodywork, but the Tribute to Carrera RS Package adds a new dimension to the design. This upgrade includes the Weissach Package with its exposed carbon fiber elements, along with chassis parts in the same material. Sitting low to the ground with its sky-high wing, this GT3 RS looks sensational.
In the cabin, there are more welcome enhancements. Deviated stitching in green complements the exterior's green elements, and the illuminated doorsill guards have "Tribute to Carrera RS" script on them. The center console lid has been embossed with the RS logo and even the keys get a lift with a painted white finish.
Other than the car itself, the Tribute to Carrera RS Package comes with a host of accessories. There is a Porsche Design watch with a winding rotor in Python Green that has been designed to mimic the magnesium wheels. The watch's strap has matching stitching and a white bezel. The Python Green theme extends to RS valve stem caps with special script and key caps in the same color.
A custom car cover, custom license plate frames, and two 1:43 scale model cars are thrown in as well. Naturally, these models are of the 1973 Carrera RS and a replica of the new GT3 RS.
An NFT program is the final part of the package. With this, customers can be rewarded with digital badges when attending specific racetracks or Porsche events. Physical vehicle graphics complement the digital keepsake, so you can enjoy your car in reality and in the virtual world.
All of this doesn't come cheaply, of course. The standard GT3 RS with its 518-horsepower 4.0-liter boxer-six engine already starts at a steep $223,800. With all the goodies that come with the Tribute to Carrera RS Package, the price rises to $312,550 - almost $100k more. This package will only be available to order for customers who already have a 911 GT3 RS allocation via a Porsche dealer in the US.