It looked great until this happened.
If you're going to buy a Porsche 911, especially a 911 GT3 RS, you ought to know what you're doing behind the wheel. Otherwise, well… something like this could happen. What you're looking was a perfectly fine and brand new 2019 911 GT3 RS that's now officially totaled – after only 142 miles. And now you can buy what's left (which is actually a decent amount). Up for sale on salvage auction site Copart is this 2019 GT3 RS which looks fine from nearly every angle, but it's the one corner that reveals its destructed status.
A good chunk of the sports car's front fender and bumper are gone, ripped away as a result of a nasty accident. Without a fender, the suspension, wires, and hoses are exposed. The driver's side headlight was also a victim; it no longer exists.
The impact was clearly quite severe, further evidenced by the fact the front trunk and hood no longer line up. From the ride side, the GT3 RS looks perfectly fine. Even the 'GT3 RS' script running across the bottom remains unscathed. The large rear spoiler? It's all good.
The interior, however, does reveal more evidence of an accident. Deployed airbags typically do. But the best news is that the naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six capable of 520 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque still "runs and drives." The PDK transmission gearbox is also in working order.
The engine and gearbox are likely the main reason why this wrecked GT3 RS has a current bid of $12,200, as of this writing. Its estimated retail value is listed at $267,312. The auction will run through the weekend and we imagine the buyer will be responsible for arranging shipping from its current Los Angeles location. We're sure additional components can be salvaged but it's the flat-six and gearbox that are the main draws.