PORSCHE 977 GT3 RS in BLACK WITH ORANGE STRIPES Diecast Model Car in 1:12 Scale by AUTOart
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a high-performance sports car built by Porsche. As with earlier models, such as the legendary Carrera RS 2.7 of 1973 and the Type 964 911 RS of 1991, Porsche offered an RS version of the 997 GT3. The RS (short for the German RennSport, which means "Motorsport" in English) is mainly a carryover of the Porsche 911 GT3. In common with its predecessors, it provides a homologation model for use in a range of racing series. Thanks to a close-ratio six-speed transmission with a single-mass flywheel and 20 kg (44 lb) lower vehicle weight, the engine revs up even more freely, thus enabling the 911 GT3 to sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds. That is one tenth of a second faster than the GT3. And it takes 13.3 seconds to hit 200 km/h (124 mph). Maximum speed is 310 km/h (193 mph). One characteristic of the new RS is the body, which is 44 mm (1.7 in) wider at the rear (a legacy from the Carrera 4 models with which it shares its shell) by comparison with the 911 GT3. The muscular-looking rear end conceals a wider track that not only improves directional stability but also increase the potential cornering grip of the two-seater coupe. On the other hand, drag is increased, and top speed reduced. Despite its specialized body, the RS is 20 kg (44 lb) lighter than the GT3, weighing in at 1375 kg (3031 lb). This weight-saving was achieved by the use, amongst other solutions, of an adjustable carbon fiber wing, the use of a plastic engine cover and a lightweight plastic rear window. As a consequence, the corresponding engine power to curb weight ratio is over 300 bhp (220 kw) per tone. In addition to the new technology featured in this flat six motor car, the paint scheme and body panels are all designed specially for this car. For the RS version, the limed edition orange color was mixed specially for this car. The other colors, black, silver and green are also available. Actual length : 14.6" or 37 cm This 1:12 scale die-cast model car is made up of 448 separate metal and plastic parts, including photo-etched plates, metal wiring, screws and nuts. The model weighs 2.35 kg.