2008 Porsche 997 GT3 RSR


RMD is offering this Porsche 997 GT3 RSR for sale. One of only 33 ultimate GTE (GT2) class Porsche 997 RSR built in 2008. Very low mileage only having done the 2008 Spa 24 hours (4th overall). Original as-new condition and full matching numbers. Completely overhauled and fresh with extensive spares. Eligible for Masters Endurance Legends, Peter Auto’s Global Endurance Legends, Daytona 24hr Classic etc.

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Somewhat confusing, the full model name contains “GT3” whereas these cars were built to compete in the GTE (GT2) class of the World Endurance Championship (WEC). Designed strictly for competition on the world’s most important racing circuits, the Porsche 997 GT3 RSR was introduced by Porsche Motorsport as its top customer racing model in 2007 following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the very successful 996 RSR.

At the end of 2007, to keep up with the more successful Ferrari F430 GT, Porsche updated their RSR for the 2008 sports car season. This model includes a redesigned transaxle which is lighter, has less internal friction and allows for a wider radius of suspension adjustments. Minor aerodynamic upgrades include small front flicks on the front valance and a small Gurney Flap on the engine cover.

With only 33 cars built in 2008 and a total of 98 cars built in the 6 years from 2007 up to 2012, the 997 RSR is a very rare and sought-after ultimate specification Porsche GT racer.

This car has following key identification numbers (per the accompanying Porsche Motorsport Data Sheet):
VIN #: WP0ZZZ99Z8S799924
Production #: 0080061
Roll-cage #: IVM, 10413 FIA
Engine Nr: 61822519
Gearbox #: 280520

The car was sold new by Porsche Motorsport on February 22th, 2008 to Juniper Racing in Australia who promptly entered the car for the 2008 Spa Francorchamps 24 hours where it finished just outside the podium, 4th overall. After the race, it was shipped back to Australia where it has resided with no further activity until it was brought back to Europe once again in May of 2021. Having done only 4146 kilometers from new, this must be one of the lowest mileage 997 RSRs existing and retains its original body shell, engine, gearbox and roll-cage.

With approximately 30 running hours from new (some testing and the 2008 Spa 24hr race), the car was completely overhauled this past winter including an engine, gearbox and suspension rebuild. It also received a new FIA fuel cell, new seat, belts, updated fire system and crack test (all rebuild invoices are available). The engine is fitted with the correct, FIA/ACO approved 30,3mm air restrictors with corresponding engine ECU-mapping. The car is in its original and iconic “Juniper Racing” livery and is 100% race-ready with nothing further to spend.

Spares include two sets of wheels which are also in as-new condition together with spare bodywork and extensive suspension and brake parts.

This stunning GT2/GTE-class Porsche 997 RSR is awaiting its new owner who can race it in both Masters’ Endurance Legends (MEL) as well as in Peter Auto’s Endurance Racing Legends (ERL) while also being eligible for all USA historic race events such as the Daytona 24hr classic.

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