Porsche 911 (996) GT3 RSR (diecast 1:43, Minichamps)

  • Porsche 911 (996) GT3 RSR (from 2006)
  • Minichamps
  • 1:43
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • racing / multicolored
  • 400 066480
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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The Porsche 911 (996) GT3 RSR - A Legend of Motorsport

The Porsche 911 (996) GT3 RSR is an iconic model from a long line of majestic cars that call the racetrack their home. This generation of the 911 was in action from 1999 to 2005, setting new standards in performance and reliability. The 996 GT3 RSR was developed as a racing version and boasted numerous technical enhancements compared to its predecessors. The powerful 3.6-liter six-cylinder boxer engine produced an impressive 450 horsepower and a maximum torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft). This model was crafted by renowned engineers like Roland Kussmaul, specializing in fine-tuning the racing versions. Designer Harm Lagaay also played a significant role in shaping this generation.

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Success Story and Technical Marvels

The Porsche 911 (996) GT3 RSR achieved numerous successes in motorsport and became a dominant presence in various racing series. The vehicle was renowned for its excellent driving dynamics and reliability, enabling it to secure outstanding placements in endurance races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Drivers like Jörg Bergmeister and Patrick Long are closely associated with the successes of the 996 GT3 RSR, leading the car to victory in many races. The race car featured a special suspension with double wishbones and a sequential six-speed gearbox optimized for rapid gear changes.

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Minichamps Scale Model in 1/43 Scale

The scale model showcased here is a detailed reproduction of the Porsche 911 (996) GT3 RSR in the 1/43 scale, manufactured by Minichamps. This miniature was meticulously crafted with attention to detail, constructed from sturdy die-cast material. The model's paint job matches that of the original race car, reflecting the sponsor decals of Flying Lizard Motorsports and PortalPlayer. The color scheme combines silver and orange hues, giving the model a distinctive and recognizable appearance. The careful replication of the headlights, aerodynamic shape, and large rear wing showcases the precision Minichamps strives for in their models.

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Design and Finish of the Model

The paint job of the Minichamps 1/43 scale model is a striking feature of this model. The silver and orange combination is complemented by the logos and lettering of sponsors Flying Lizard Motorsports and PortalPlayer, providing the model with an authentic racing look. The hood prominently displays the distinctive logo of Flying Lizard Motorsports, along with detailed Hella headlights. The rear view showcases the imposing rear spoiler and the characteristic twin tailpipes that enhance the sporty appearance. The wheels are accurately reproduced, and the brakes and rims have a realistic look that completes the overall aesthetic.

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A Collector's Gem for Enthusiasts

This 1/43 scale model car, produced by Minichamps, is a must-have for any model car collector. The faithful reproduction of the Porsche 911 (996) GT3 RSR demonstrates the high craftsmanship and attention to detail that Minichamps is known for in collectibles. As part of the collection of Modelly member "mateonice," it stands as an outstanding example of how miniatures can keep the history and legacy of a legendary vehicle alive. This collector's piece is more than just a model; it is a tribute to the engineering prowess and racing success of the original Porsche 911 (996) GT3 RSR.


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