Another Porsche is up for review, the AUTOart Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RSR 2010 plain body version – their track car. If you know me and my collection, I love Porsche and I love presentation cars. To date I’ve collected every version AUTOart has released, this car is #8. Some have proved a little challenging to find but persistence does pay off. I’m not sure if I can pinpoint the reason behind the addiction to presentation cars. Maybe it’s the dream of owning a street-legal race car, the over-sized fenders and aggressive styling. It most likely is a combination of all of the above. Let’s move on to the review…
The Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RSR 2010 comes from AUTOart’s Racing Series. The model comes in the basic four-sided window box with an internal black plastic frame. Exterior styling differs subtly from previous race-prepped generations; this is usually in the form or diffusers, air intakes, and wings. Some of the key differences from the 2008 version include a large grille intake on the hood, interior configuration (driver venting), rear wing, and exhaust tips. All of which are done extremely well by AUTOart, which adds a true level of realism to the overall model. The paint is done well, I can’t see imperfections, but that is usually the case with white. The added detail on the rear wing is a nice upgrade too – exposed metal braces and screws securing the wing setup add true realism here.
The wheels as usual are done well. Very aggressive race slicks here featuring the Michelin logo. The rim is executed nicely – I’ve always been a huge fan of the Hockenheim mesh style. Single centre caps in red on the driver’s side, and blue on the passenger’s side, are done well, but I do wish the detail was a little better on the bolts that secure the multiple piece wheels.
Front storage houses cooling bits, gas filler, fuel lines and various suspension and braking bits – all nicely executed. Notice the underside of the hood is painted black, true to the 1:1 and the upgraded hinge work. No more dog-leg hinges here. Nice work AUTOart!
Not much to see in the engine compartment as most are not visible to the eye. Basically we see the air intake, (which is quite cool) and the upper half of the motor is exposed. Underneath, no engine components are visible either, as the model features the aerodynamic floor/intakes that make this Porsche go like stink.
Inside you’ll see your typical AUTOart addressed interior. The 2010 911 (997) GT3 RSR features slightly different driver cooling than its predecessor. All other race-prepped amenities that one would expect to see are here, and as usual detailed against the 1:1 with AUTOart’s well-documented interiors, well at least for the most part.
Overall another beautiful addition to my Porsche presentation series (thank you AUTOart), one that I believe should be in any Porsche enthusiast’s collection. Prices are around $120 mark, but depending on popularity the prices steadily drop, usually after the initial dust settles. Word of caution: if you wait too long, that’s when one runs into trouble as you know some have become very rare and extremely collectible today. Enjoy the pics!