It’s a performance bargain, relatively speaking.
Air-cooled Porsche 911s are becoming increasingly expensive. One collection sold for $6.3 million at auction – or about $780,000 per vehicle. Another well-worn RSR, meanwhile, went for $2.25 million. For those of you not looking to drop nearly seven figures on a air-cooled example, why not opt for this water-cooled 996 with a healthy dose of modifications?
The car is available through McLaren Scottsdale and has an asking price of $299,900. It’s not the best generation of 911, arguably, but it’s still a 2002 GT2 that has been modified to produce over 1,000 horsepower (745 kilowatts) – that’s more than double the amount that came from the factory (456 hp).
Under the hood is the same twin-turbo six-cylinder engine, modified heavily to produce the aforementioned 1,000 hp. To cope with that newfound performance, RSR performance brakes and suspension components were added, as was a custom-built sequential shift gearbox, JZR shocks, and a Motec dash, just to name a few.
The exterior is almost completely new as well, with carbon kevlar body panels and an aftermarket front and rear fascia. Functional vents and a massive rear wing aids in downforce, while center lock Forgline wheels and performance tires help keep it all under control. All said and done, the seller estimates that over $700,000 worth of work has been put into this car, making this a performance bargain… relatively speaking.