One of 50 GT3RS built (worldwide) by the Porsche Factory for racing in ALMS, Grand Am, LeMans, and other worldwide endurance sports car racing events. This is a car that was campaigned in European Le Mans Series, Essays des 24 Heures du Mans, Repsol European Le Mans Series, Estoril 1000 Kilometers, 50th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta by the drivers Mike Youles, Robin Liddell, Piers Masarati,. Jack Baldwin also ran this car in HSR winning 5 straight races.
The car is turn key and ready to be raced in PCA, HSR, POC, and many other racing groups. This is significantly different than a standard Cup car, being significantly more rare and faster. This car has run a 2 min 12 sec at Road America. This car is a rocket, super strong and very fast. If you want to win races and be competitive in PCA or historic races this is a great car to own. The car is ready for the track and needs nothing to get going. Details below.
In the past year there have been huge capital investments (appox. $40k) into the car. In 2015, the engine was rebuilt ($20k), the differential was upgraded, the transmission was upgraded and the car has fresh paint in Battleship Grey. This is a great chance to own a track car that you can enjoy while knowing that it has lasting value. The race car is ready for the track and needs nothing to get going.
UK based Ricardo Vehicle Engineering took this particular example a step further, beginning with a brand new chassis from Porsche. The chassis was stripped down and every seam welded in order to stiffen the body shell and improve torsional rigidity. (This would later be outlawed by Le Mans regulations) Weighing 2,442 lbs., (per Le Mans regulations) this very special edition vehicle is ready to run in Porsche Club of America or Vintage/Historic series races and boasts a laundry list of high performance enhancements for which no expenses were spared. This is the original chassis.
Porsche Prototype Engine from Ruby Tuesday Team
3.8 Liter 6 Cylinder Engine – 3800 cc, 76.4 mm Stroke, 102.7 mm Bore
Power – 510 HP @ 8500 RPM
Maximum Torque – 325 FT/LBS @7500 rpm
Maximum RPM – 9200 RPM
Water cooled with oil heat exchanger
Six throttle valve intake system
Bosche MS 3.1 fuel injection with detonation control
Open exhaust manifold without catalytic converter
108 RON octane leaded fuel
Six-speed manual transmission type G96/61 with oil cooler cable controlled gear shift mechanism
Rear wheel drive
Single mass flywheel with racing clutch
Limited slip differential – 40/65
Bodywork / Carbon Fiber
Revised 996 chassis with front and rear composite fender flares, front fenders and nose, front and rear hood, doors, rear tail and rear lid
Aerodynamically optimized front nose and rear tail
Twin pedal system with two master cylinders and balance bar
Internally vented brake discs (Front – 380 mm diameter, Rear – 355 mm diameter)
Bosch MS 3.1 engine management system
Stack display with integrated data recording (data recording device optional)
Lap trigger over stack display
12 V 50 Ah battery
110 A alternator
2001: PK Sport / Ricardo Le Mans (76), ELMS
2002: PK Sport / Ricardo Le Mans (78) & Sebring only.
2003: Fernando Nabucco (Brazil), Mil Milhas winner Interlagos.
2004: Fernando Nabucco Mil Milhas (2nd in class)
2005: Fernando Nabucco Mil Milhas (2nd in class)
2006: (Stored in Belgium Customs).
2007: (Stored in Belgium Customs).
2008: Brought by John Clonis and restored to Ricardo livery.
2009: Displayed at Autosport International Show, Birmingham.
2001 – Le Mans series
2002 – 12 Hours of Sebring
2002 – Petite Le Mans
2003 – 12 Hours of Sebring
2003 – Petite Le Mans
2004 – 12 Hours of Sebring
In 2015 the motor was rebuilt including new bearings and rings. The unique engine was built by the Ruby Tuesday racing team and is directly out of a prototype. Custom connecting rods, pistons and cam shaft are all unique and were specifically developed for this engine. Recently, the transmission and rear differential were also rebuilt. The car has new paint, no scratches and is ready to go. Don’t miss the opportunity to own and enjoy such a unique race car and one that is very competitive.