• May 15th 2009 at 7:58AM
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS running wild – Click above for high-res images

Typically when we're photographing cars for a review, we pick a location where we'll be largely be left undisturbed. Last week was a bit different since I was in Southern California on business rather than my usual Michigan home. While shooting a press car at a spot overlooking the Pacific, I heard a loud growl approaching up the canyon road. I turned around just in time to catch a couple of shots of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS being exercised as its creators intended rather than just cruising in the hands of some South Beach or Hollywood poseur.

While California has its share of issues with fires, land slides, earthquakes, drought and on and on, there are some upsides to the region. The area northwest of Los Angeles is filled with mountains and canyons sprinkled with some of the most amazing driving roads on this planet. I've been fortunate enough to drive some great cars in this region over the past several years but nothing quite like GT3 RS. There wasn't a radar gun handy, but this particular Porsche was traveling at a rate slightly higher than the posted speed limit.

A very fortunate driver and passenger indeed.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I am lucky enough to have a friend who has one of these.

      We went out to a track last weekend, and I got take a couple ride along laps.

      Jesus, that car is absolutely insane.

      In the hands of a capable driver, that thing absolutely flies.

      It does however look like a handful and I highly doubt %99 of the people who own them will ever experience what they are actually capable of.

      But I do highly recommend the experience to anyone who has the opportunity.

      AMAZING car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm not a Porsche fan, but DAMN!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Lots of nice nuggets here:

      Porsche 911 GT3 RS being exercised as its creators intended....traveling at a rate slightly higher than the posted speed limit -- like every other passenger car on that road, unless the authorities are generous with their speed limits.

      A very fortunate driver and passenger indeed -- until they crash and burn.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I saw a GT3 RS here in San Diego one time. He drove by me in my Z4M coupe and gave me the thumbs up! Had a stupid grin on my face all day...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Chances are it was Patrick Dempsey. The TV star/race car driver has one of these in LA. I saw him driving it the other day.

      My neighbor has an orange one, and although I've never driven it, I drool over the sight of it on a daily basis.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Let me get this in before the comments start.... absolutely beautiful car!! Can never get sick of looks of ANY 911's. It truly is a timeless car.

      Now... ready... GO!!! Start with the 40 year old design... Porsche suck comments.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ abchen1 , you have no idea about marketing.
        • 6 Years Ago
        u r right, the shape of 911 is timeless & beautiful. the auto world would be dull without them, content big changes can be boring at times, tell me what car get better looking each time they've a huge makeover, null.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It provides a unique driving experience with exceptional grip at corner exits :)
        Besides the only competition is from Crovette, Lambo, and Ferrari... and most of that happens in video games anyway.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I love the classic design and the engine placement, but I hate the rear wing. And that is the worst use of color I've ever seen displayed on a 911.
        • 6 Years Ago
        you won't be getting any of that negativity from me

        I fully agree. There's something about the 911 that just endures and has kept it in my favorite car spot ever since I knew what a car was. B-A-UTIFUL ;)

        And it's nice to see someone using it as it's meant to be used!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This has to be the ugliest color combo offered on this car. Id rather take the Kermit Green/black any day.

      That said, this is the hottest Porsche extant, bar none... I'd take this car in purple with beige script even, it just doesnt matter behind the wheel.
      • 6 Years Ago
      GT3RS' aren't all THAT uncommon in socal actually, i've seen a few of them.
      • 6 Years Ago
      GT3-RS = stunning track beast
      • 6 Years Ago
      One of the guys in the local pca just got one and its a monster on the track... orange to boot .. they are some nice cars ^_^
      • 6 Years Ago
      When I was a cop I pulled one of these over just to look at it. He didn't have any license plates displayed. He had just picked up the car from a shipper. He told me had an ownership share in the car and that he bought it together with friends. He was taking his teenage son out.

      The car sounded fantastic. I also tried to catch up to a Carrera GT one day but I lost it in traffic.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My favorite Porsche model!!! Great pics! There is some guy that lives around my area(Miami, FL) that has an orange one. I heard him give his car some kick a few times before. Lucky mofos!
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