Nine Excellence are delighted to offer this 996 GT3 Clubsport Mk1 K400 in Speed Yellow. First registered in December 1999 with Full Service history from OPC, Parr, JZM and Nine Excellence. As well as benefiting from being a Genuine ClubSport version, the car was upgraded to K400 Manthey in December 2010.
996 mk1 GT3 Genuine Clubsport
Mileage 61,919 miles.
Black Nomex Clubsport Interior
Bucket Seats and 6 Point Harness
996 MkII Front Brake upgrade
New upgraded Diff
Car has history from OPCs and Indies
About 996 GT3
The "GT3" nameplate was introduced in 1999 as part of the first generation of the Porsche 996 model range (commonly known as 996.1) as a homologation model for the cars entered in the FIA GT3 cup. As with Porsche's previous 911 RS models, the 996 GT3 was focused on racing, and so was devoid of items that added unnecessary weight to the car. Sound deadening was almost completely removed, as were the rear seats, rear loud speakers, sunroof, and air conditioning, although automatic air conditioning and CD/radio became no-cost optional add-ons.
The engine of the 996 GT3 set it apart from most of the other 996 models, although it shared the same basic design of the standard so-called "integrated dry sump" flat-six engine. The engine is naturally aspirated and based on the unit used in the 962 and 911 GT1 race cars. That engine was known as the 'Mezger' engine, after its designer Hans Mezger. The engine uses the original air-cooled 911's versatile dry-sump crankcase, with an external oil reservoir. The 996 GT3 has 360 PS (265 kW; 355 hp), compared to the 300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp) of the standard 996. The 996 GT3 used a 6-speed manual gearbox also of air-cooled 911 heritage. This gearbox has interchangeable gear ratios and is more durable making it more suitable for racing than the standard type 996 gearbox.
To bring the vehicle's track-prowess to the maximum level, Porsche endowed the GT3 with enlarged brakes, a lowered, re-tuned suspension system, lighter-weight wheels and a new front bumper with matched rear spoiler to help increase downforce, thereby increasing grip.
Porsche offered a no-cost option for the GT3 called the 'Clubsport' package. This option replaced the standard electrically adjustable leather front seats with manually adjustable racing bucket seats finished in fire-retardant fabric, single mass flywheel, bolt-in half-roll cage, 6-point drivers racing harness (also replacing the standard side airbags), fire extinguisher (mounted in the front passenger footwell) and preparation for a battery master switch.
Manthey Racing engine power kits encompass the whole experience of thousands of racing miles with the Porsche 911 GT3 model range.
An increase of approximately 35bhp and 35 Nm, and a weight saving of 6.7 kg in the rear of a Porsche 911 results from extensive testing to ensure not only increased performance but also reliability and longevity. This kit was developed and tuned using one of the most modern test facilities in Germany. Improved acceleration and torque come at no cost to top speed, so there is no higher thermal load acting on the engine block. The kit includes a complete sports stainless steel exhaust system, sports air filter cup and the MM-Motronic.
About Nine Excellence
As part of the preparation of the car we have undetaken full inspection of the car and upon sale it will come with fresh service and MOT upon collection.
Every Porsche that we offer for sale has been fully inspected by us and only goes into our showroom once we are happy with the quality both mechanically and cosmetically.
We offer a free 12 month inhouse comprehensive warranty on all our cars (unless otherwise specified) to give you reassurance that buying from Nine Excellence is an excellent choice. Finance and Part Exchange (Porsche only considered) are both available
Nine Excellence are the leading Independent Porsche Specialists, so you can be assured that this example is in superb condition.
Please contact us on 01293226911 to arrange a viewing or for more information. For out of hours contact please call 07788662785 or email us at [email protected]