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Short Take: Porsche 911 GT3 RS

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Our good friends at Drive Line Performance Cars offered a drive in a 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. How could we pass up on the opportunity? I must say, the GT3 RS is a beast! It has long legs and it likes to stretch them on long open roads. Did I mention those legs were delightfully shaved as smooth as a baby’s bottom? The GT3 RS, despite its race-bread heritage, still delivers smooth unadulterated power to the pavement which is still manageable for the casual driver.

You would never know the age of our test car, especially with only 3,000 miles on the clock, unless you did your homework or you happen to be a diehard Porsche fanatic. We were basically still breaking this sucker in. The orange color of the GT3 RS is no longer offered. Also gone is the 3.6-liter 415-hp flat-6 found in the ’07 model GT3 & GT3 RS. The power plant was replaced by a 3.8-liter flat-6 that produces 436hp in the GT3 and 450-hp in the GT3 RS. Still, that does not make our test car that much slower than the new 2010 GT3 RS.

The RS version of the GT3 is in a much more raw form than the regular GT3. True car enthusiasts know this. So they would not be surprised to see a roll cage in the back, gutted fender wells, lightweight seats, even lighter interior bits and a carbon fiber wing all combined to make the RS 44 pounds lighter than the GT3. This year’s new 2010 GT3 RS should be even better and we can’t wait to get our hands on one. Until then, if you are in the Jacksonville, FL area we highly recommend that you stop by and visit our buddy Rick at Drive Line Performance Cars (904-992-4400) and check out some of the vehicles that he has on display and for sale. Tell him sent you!


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