2004 Porsche 911 RSRsold

Model History:

The 996 GT3 R was introduced in 1999 as a replacement for the  (last) air cooled 993 RSR. Before its introduction, it was extensively tested at Weissach and Paul Ricard. Reduction in weight over the GT3 road car was achieved by carbon fibre body panels and plexi-glass rear and side windows. The front nose section contained additional air inlets for engine and brake cooling. A steel roll cage was welded into the body and the car was fitted with a full air-jack system, fire extinguisher and racing seat with safety harness. The suspension was similar to the GT3 road car in principle, but with variable springs, adjustable shocks, anti-roll bars and spherical joints. Large brake discs  without ABS were fitted, too.


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Class wins at the 1999 and 2000 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The 3.6-litre type M96/77 engine developed 405bhp at 8.200rpm when fitted with a 43.1 mm air restrictor plate, thereby meeting class regulations. The engine was fitted with a Bosch Motronic 3.1 engine management system. Other engine modifications included titanium conrods and valves, a racing exhaust system, as well as a dry-sump lubrication with an oil-water heat exchanger. A 6-speed sequential manual transmission was also installed. Notable ins for the GT3 R include class wins at the 1999 and 2000 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Highly eligible for the Peter Auto and Masters racing series including Le Mans Classic.

The 2004 Porsche 996 GT3 RSR, as presented here for sale, was the ultimate development of the 996 GT3 racing derivats, featuring a 450bhp, 3.8-litre flat-6 engine and a 6-speed sequential manual transmission. Reduction in weight was achieved by employing even more carbon fibre panels. Only 37 RSRs were factory built, although a lot of R and RS were upgraded to RSR spec.

Specific history of this car:

Chassis #3087 was built in April 2004 for the Germany based semi-Works Team Freisinger Motorsport as an original GT3 RSR in white (Carreraweiss) in full ACO spec. Freisinger entered the car successfully in the FIA GT and other international championships:

• 9 May 2004, 1.000kms of Monza, Ortelli/Dumas, winner

The next race was the ultra prestigious 24 hours of Le Mans, where Porsche Motorsport once more provided the top Works drivers Ortelli, Dumas and Kellners. It is very nicely written in the official „2004 Le Mans 24 Hours“ yearbook – „This entry had a lot of factory backing with Norbert Singer sent specially from Weissach to keep an eye on the car. Its crew included two official drivers Stephane Ortelli and Romain Dumas who won the 2003 Spa 24 hours outright in a Freisinger 996.“

Which basically means this car was fully Works supported:
• 13 Jun 2004, 24 hours of Le Mans, Ortelli/Dumas/Kellners, 3rd
• 27 Jun 2004, FIA GT Donnington, Vasiliev/Fomenko, DNF (oil leak)
• 14 Aug 2004, 1.000kms Silverstone, Ortelli/Collard, 5th
• 12 Sep 2004, 1.000kms Spa, Ortelli/Collard, winner
• 19 Sep 2004, FIA GT Oschersleben, Vasiliev/Fomenko, 4th
• 8 Oct 2004, FIA GT Dubai, Vasiliewv/Fomenko, 6th
• 14 Nov 2004, FIA GT Zhuhai, Vasiliev/Fomenko, DNF (gearbox)

2004 proved to be a highly successful year for both, Freisinger Motorsport and chassis #3087. Our car helped Freisinger Motorsport to win the N-GT class of the FIA GT championship and finished second in the drivers championship with Stephane Ortelli and Emmanuel Collard!

After the season the car was sold as a championship winner to the French racer and team principle Thierry Perrier who entered the car with a MSC Cruises livery at various events:

• 19 Jun 2005, 24 hours of Le Mans, reserve entry
• 9 Apr 2006, 1.000kms of Istanbul, Smith/Hesnault/Wilson,12th
• 12 May 2006, 1.000kms of Spa, Smith/Hesnault/Barbosa, 6th
• 16 Jul 2006, 1.000kms of Nürburgring, Smith/Hesnault/Beltoise, DNF
• 27 Aug 2006, 1.000kms of Donnington, Smith/Hesnault/Beltoise, 7th
• 24 Sep 2006, 1.000kms of Jerama, Smith/Hesnault/Beltoise, 6th

After the 2006 season the car was retired and sold to a German enthusiast.
In 2019 the car changed hands again and was subject to a full mechanical restoration for around €54.000 that was finished in early 2022.  The restoration was carried out by the Le Mans Classic winning team Britec Motorsports in Germany. The car is still retaining its original paint and livery from the 2006 season, also the body and roll cage numbers as per the Porsche data sheet from 2004 are fully correct.

The car is now ready to go and highly eligible for the Peter Auto and Masters racing series including Le Mans Classic.

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