It seemed like a joke when we first heard about it back in March. Porsche, rumor had it, was planning yet another special edition of the 997 generation 911, but it wouldn’t just be a coat of exclusive paint or a new body kit. No, this was going to be the most powerful, most aggressive naturally aspirated 911 in history. We were skeptical at first glance. Can you blame us? It just seemed too good to be true.
Thankfully, though, it wasn’t—because come April, Porsche did indeed give us the 911 GT3 RS 4.0. Four liters of high-revving flat-six goodness pounding out a Turbo-matching 500 horsepower, channeled to the rear wheels and the rear wheels alone through a manual gearbox. The Nordschleife could be crushed two seconds faster than in the Carrera GT. But they sold for $185,000 a pop, and with only 600 examples of the most powerful N/A 911 to be built, odds were good we’d never even see one in the showroom.
But look! Isringhausen Imports of Springfield, Illinois, has one in stock and ready to be yours for the only-15-percent-marked-up price of $212,535! It’s in the subtle black-and-silver skin, too—the better for those 150 mph blasts through the country late at night. [via DuPont Registry]
Update: After speaking with Isringhausen Imports, we were told that someone else has picked up the option to buy the car, but since they mentioned that they could let us know if the sale fell through, it seems the car hasn’t been delivered to its new owner yet—so we feel all right posting this here. Quick, call and make a counter-offer!