EVO Magazine recently named its 2015 Car of the Year in a stunning half hour video. Eleven of the best cars from this year were driven head to head up in the far north of Scotland. Of those eleven, several agreed the favorite to win was the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
“Impressive gear shifts, amazing brakes, it looks cool – it really, really was an impressive car,” said one of the journalists tasked with judging the vehicles. “Wind this thing out all the way to the redline – you get that bark from low revs and then it just builds to this amazing crescendo … It deserved to go in as one of the favorites.”
Ultimately, the only car that could have beaten the GT3 RS is the only car that did. EVO named the Cayman GT4 its car of the year, but as a runner-up, the 2016 GT3 RS is still a highlight worth experiencing. You can do just that when you look up stock number UPG192080 in our Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned inventory. There you’ll discover this Lava Orange 911 GT3 RS that has been driven for a mere 23 miles.
911 GT3 RS is a Rare Car Built for Those with Rare Skill
Porsche Auto Gallery Woodland Hills has the largest selection of GT3 RS in the entire country, and that says a lot. These are cars that Porsche only makes a couple hundred of in a given year. They are special cars built for the purest purpose. Each one is imbued by Porsche’s engineers with the power and capability of a race car. Close cousins of this car run the circuit for a living, but this is your chance to own one without need of livery.
You can look at the aero kit – the vents cut out of the front wheel wells, the wider tail, and the colossal rear wing – and understand that this isn’t your average Porsche. If you look at the specs on this car, any trace of doubt will be removed. The engine makes 500 horsepower and 338 lb.-ft. of torque, and with that power routed through a 7-speed PDK transmission, this firebolt will hit 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.1 seconds. That’s about as long as it took you to read this paragraph.
The GT3 RS clocks in a top track speed of 193 mph, and yet in spite of all the fine tuning, in spite of the adjustability and the arms race for more and more grip, it still feels like a 911 at heart. You can truly appreciate this car because when you’re driving it you feel where it came from.
Fast Cars Don’t Stick Around One Place for Long
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that this CPO Porsche 911 GT3 RS is fully loaded with adaptive sport seats, black leather and Alcantara upholstery, and the Sound Package Plus. While we might have the biggest selection of this car in the US, that doesn’t mean a car with this kind of demand will be around long.