Larger Holes In Porsche Engine Result In $65,000 Markup

Jack Baruth
by Jack Baruth
larger holes in porsche engine result in 65 000 markup

The rumors were all correct: Porsche is selling a GT3 RS 4.0. The weight: 2,998 lbs. The juice: 500 horsepower from a four-liter version of the venerable old GT1 engine.

The price: hold on to your hats.

It will cost you $185,000 to pick up one of the 600 limited edition four-liters. Some of us in Porsche-land remember when the RS America was cheaper than the standard Carrera 2. Those days are long gone, although the $150,000 Carrera shown at the NYIAS Porsche stand made it plain that it’s no longer even remotely affordable to have a well-equipped 911 in one’s driveway.

You can have your RS 4.0 in any color you like, as long as it’s Carrara White. Some of our competitors are aghast at the “misspelling” of Carrera, going on here. We’ll clue you in: Carrara is a kind of marble which can be a dull white. It’s not the same color as found on real racing Porsches. The traditional Porsche white is “Grand Prix White”, which is a bright, single-stage finish. Neckarsulm-painted Porsches, such as the 944, could be had in the Audi “Alpine White” color. Since the debut of the 997, Porsche has done a couple runs of “launch cars” in Carrara White, so if your local dealer had a PDK 997 3.6 he couldn’t get rid of for love nor money, now you know why: the company made him take it. Reportedly the new Carrera GTS was also initially sent to dealers in Carrara White.

I’m sure you’ve already closed your browser by now and phoned both your local dealer and your broker, but if you’re still waiting for a Nurburgring time, it is: 7:27:00. Now you can make that call.

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  • Bimmer Bimmer on Apr 28, 2011

    Picture gallery does not work.

  • Roadscholar Roadscholar on Apr 29, 2011

    Anybody who buys a new German car (except for maybe the New Jetta) is an idiot oblivious to the plethora (haven't used that in a sentence in a while) of mint-condition used German cars on the market.

    • Edgett Edgett on May 01, 2011

      This is a troll, right? It is only thanks to the plethora of "idiots" that there are mint- and other-condition used cars available for those who like someone else to take the depreciation hit.

  • TheEndlessEnigma In 2022 I put my college (then 21 year old) daughter into a 2022 Mirage SE, this year I put my college age 21 year old son into a 2023 Kia Soul LX. They are both very happy to have and both very happy with their vehicles, both are low cost to run and insure.
  • CEastwood If there are 10 laps or less left after a crash and a red flag only let the first ten cars finish the race . I watched the race from about the halfway point and the crashes caused near the end were caused by drivers who had zero to very little chance to finish in the top five .
  • Alan I blame COVID, the chip shortage, container shortage and the war in Ukraine. This aggression is evident in normal daily driving of late.
  • Alan $10 000 is a bit rich for a vehicle that most likely been flogged all its life, plus it's a VW. Lots of electrical gremlins live in them.
  • Alan Mitsubishi, Hino and Izuzu trucks are quite common in Australia. Another factor that needs to be taken into account are the cheap Chinese trucks and vans that are entering the market in Australia and becoming more popular as reliability improves, with huge warranties. Businesses want the cheapest logistics. Plumbers, concreters, builders buy many of these in their lightest versions, around 2.5 tonne payload. Hino/Toyota could use the cheaper competitor in Mitsubishi as a competitor against the Chinese. You don't see too many of the Japanese/Asian trucks in the rural areas.