2019 911 GT3 R

This kangaroo-clad 911 was a fast deal for one lucky bidder

Making its debut in 2019, the new 911 GT3 R hit tracks around the world racing in series such as IMSA here in the States, the Global Intercontinental GT Challenge, the ADAC GT Masters, and more. Wherever there was GT racing, you were sure to find a GT3 R on the grid.

Based on the road-going 911 GT3 RS, the GT3 R is powered by a 4.0-liter flat-six mated to a sequential six-speed constant-mesh gearbox with an electric shift drum actuator for fast and precise gear changes. The body was widened with distinctive wheel arches to accommodate larger wheels and tires and incorporates air vents at the front to increase downforce at the front axle significantly improving aerodynamics. On the inside, the cockpit was redesigned with all controls perfectly aligned to suit the needs of the driver, including, for the first time, air conditioning.

This particular 2019 911 GT3 R raced across Asia as part of the Shanghai-based Absolute Racing team, most notably running at the 2020 12 Hours of Bathurst where it secured pole position before finishing fourth in class after twelve grueling hours. The car was imported into the US in 2022 and was campaigned in various historic races as well as at the Rennsport Reunion this past Fall at Laguna Seca.

The car appears to be in very good condition and has been well documented with plenty of recent services totaling tens of thousands of dollars in maintenance shown on the included invoices. It currently wears its Bathurst livery over a white body and features a slew of racing equipment which includes an FIA-approved roll cage, a Racetech seat, an adjustable pedal box, an in-car camera system, air conditioning, and a motorsport steering wheel, while other equipment includes 18″ BBS center-lock wheels, AP Racing brakes, an air-jack system, an adjustable rear wing, and an FT3 safety fuel cell.

As one would expect, we haven’t seen very many GT3 Rs cross the auction block as they are still fairly new race cars. The only other comp was another 2019 example with 5,000 miles that sold for $660,000 back in May 2022. Our Spotlight car, with 10k miles, sold at a final bid of $307,000.

As these are “used” race cars, one would expect prices to be declining, but at more than half of the previous sale, I’d have to say this one was a win for the buyer. And based on the comments from others who have traded GT3 Rs privately, it was one heck of a deal. Well bought for a ready-to-race example with quite the history having run at Bathurst.


There are many Porsche Centers here in the US, and then there are PORSCHE Centers. Those who have a deep-rooted passion for the history of the marque that shows through everything they do, especially their choice of inventory. And Porsche Salt Lake City is one such PORSCHE Center. Serving the Salt Lake Valley since 1958 as one of the first Porsche dealers in the United States, a quick browse of their inventory lets one know just how dedicated to the brand this group of Porsche enthusiasts is.

Take for example this 1993 964 Carrera RS 3.8. Produced as the base to homologate Porsche’s legendary 3.8 RSR race car, the Carrera RS 3.8 was the ultimate evolution of the standard RS as it shed around 600 lbs of weight while increasing horsepower to 300 for a most visceral driving experience. And with only 55 units produced, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another for sale on the showroom floor of another Porsche Center.

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