The special edition has been presented to US onlookers for the first time.
Today, Porsche presented the first 911 GT3 RS on American soil equipped with the brand's promised Tribute to Carrera RS Package. This was the first time that the special edition was shown to the media in person, but it will soon be accessible to view by attendees of the 12 Hours of Sebring race next month, from March 15-18.
"This package pays tribute to the 911 Carrera RS 2.7, an absolute driver's car and an icon," said Porsche Cars North America President and CEO Kjell Gruner. "Today, nothing epitomizes the idea of a driver's car more than the new 911 GT3 RS. Like the original, it uses cutting-edge aerodynamics to achieve incredible performance, making this a perfect homage to the legend from 1973."
In August of last year, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur revealed a custom GT3 RS that mixed a classic white body with green accents to call to mind the original Carrera RS 2.7. Porsche promised that this would "serve as inspiration" for a limited-production offering that would be exclusive to American GT3 RS buyers, and it kept that promise when it revealed its first details images of the package in October.
Unlike the original Exclusive Manufaktur version we saw in August, the new package was presented with more traditional GT3 RS wheels and had an exposed carbon hood and no roll cage - the latter would've made it illegal on US roads - but almost everything else has carried over without any alterations.
As standard, you get the Weissach Package with its numerous exposed carbon fiber elements, but there are other, more exclusive items to look forward to. For example, the valve stem caps on the wheels come in Python Green to match the wheels, as do the key caps. Python Green mirror caps and decals are included too, and the underside of the rear wing shows the PORSCHE script in the same color. That wing gets special RS logos on the end plates incorporating the American flag. You also get custom license plate frames and not one, but two 1:43 scale models, one of the 1973 Carrera RS and one of the new car.
The interior gets illuminated "Tribute to Carrera RS" sill plates, an RS logo embossed on the center console, and green contrast stitching, while the keys will be painted white.
This package is exclusive to those with a GT3 RS order. In total, buyers will pay a minimum of $312,550 (excluding $1,450 for delivery) - almost $100k more than a regular GT3 RS.
Customer deliveries will begin in a few weeks.
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