- Porsche has been talking about it since last fall, but now it has officially released this limited-edition car with the impressive name of 911 GT3 RS Tribute to Carrera RS.
- Since the car it pays tribute to is already special, it is . . . extra special?
- It will be on public display at the 12 Hours of Sebring in mid-March and reach customers starting in a few weeks, Porsche said.
Porsche has just pulled the plug on the first production version of its latest special edition, the 911 GT3 RS Tribute to Carrera RS package. Which is a mouthful, but when you really break it down, is a special edition (RS), of a special edition (GT3), of one of our favorite sports cars. To say it is extra special is not wrong.
Unlike the 50-year-old 911 Carrera RS 2.7 from which it draws inspiration, there is no extra performance for this 518-hp GT3 RS. Underneath the Python Green on white livery is a GT3 RS with the Weissach package. The Weissach package includes some exposed carbon fiber (can be painted upon customer request), lightweight magnesium wheels (here painted green), carbon fiber anti-roll bars and rear skid plate, and magnesium skid plates. And that’s in addition to the active aerodynamics, wider tires and its highly adjustable suspension, in addition to a host of other modifications that the non-Weissach GT3 RSs have.
Inside, you’ll find Python Green stitching and illuminated door sill guards that read: “Presented to Carrera RS.” The package also includes a pair of RS-branded valve stems, custom license plate bezels, a Porsche Design clock and a pair of 1:43 scale models, one of the 2023 GT3 RS and one of the Carrera RS.
Porsche foreshadowed this production tribute at the GT3 RS’ unveiling last August. But we have now officially confirmed that the Tribute package will come in at $314,000, not including a gas sugar tax at an amount to be named later. That’s $55,230 more than an “off the shelf” GT3 RS with Weissach, if such a thing even exists.