If you’re at all interested in buying a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, chances are you do not wish it was a convertible. In fact, the closest Porsche ever got to building something like this was last-gen’s 911 Speedster which featured the GT3’s 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six. However, this fact certainly wasn’t enough to stop a die-hard drop-top fan because they went as far as building one.
According to CarBuzz, the custom convertible we’ll be looking at today recently came up for auction on PCarMarket. However, this isn’t an all-out racer. Instead, this conversion utilizes a Carrera S as its base. So let’s find out if this motorsport inspiration is more than just skin deep.
How much of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS is this custom-built convertible?
If you’re wondering how much of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS this clone actually is, it certainly got all of the aesthetic bits right. For starters, it features the same louvered fenders, front bumpers, and rear wing as the RS. This also includes the small details such as the side air intakes, mirrors, and exhaust tips as well. If you just saw the front end of this creation, it would undoubtedly look like the RS.
Instead of opting for a set of Porsche 911 GT3 RS wheels, the builders of this car decided to utilize a set from HRE with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. While these wheels certainly don’t have the same motorsport-inspired look, they allow you to get a close look at the yellow brake calipers behind them.
If this build looks high quality, that’s because it is, and as you’d expect, it cost an ungodly amount of money to create.
How much does it cost?
This Porsche 911 GT3 RS build comes from the folks over at Wicked Motor Works in California. According to CarBuzz, this car started life as a 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, which retails for around $128,000. However, it took an additional $200,000 to create this custom build. When you factor in all of the necessary costs, this replica costs more than the original.
As mentioned earlier, this car is currently up for sale, and the big currently sits at $45,000. However, it should sell for significantly more than that when the bidding ends on Friday. We can’t imagine it’ll sell significantly more than the original Carrera S costs, especially when you consider that it still houses the same 3.8-liter flat-six engine at the back. However, this car could offer you something the GT3 RS can’t.
Can this be a Porsche 911 GT3 RS replacement?
As you might imagine, this custom creation is by no means a Porsche 911 GT3 RS replacement. However, since it doesn’t feature the same track-oriented suspension as the track toy, it’ll likely be significantly softer on the street. As a result, this car might be a great buy for the kind of person that wants to look like they can go fast without actually doing it. So if an RS with a soft edge, this is the only one available.