The Porsche 997 GT3 may have already been replaced by a slew of newer models, including the current generation 991 GT3 , but sports cars like this are the rare kind that really lasts the test of time.
That’s why a tuning company like Cam Shaft went out of its way to give the sports car quite an aftermarket program. You might notice that this 997 GT3 is wearing a pretty snazzy livery. Look closer and you’ll realize that Cam Shaft, no stranger to fancy dress-ups, gave the German sports car an individually customized Martini Racing design on top of the Pearly White full-scale foil. The Martini Racing livery is the real head-turner here, complete with all the trimmings, lines and even the iconic Mattes logo on the hood and doors.
Availing of this design will cost you &euro2,400 for the Pearl White finish and &euro900 for the Martini livery. It’s not exactly cheap, but ultimately, it should be worth the investment if you have the finances to do so.
But the Martini Racing dress-up isn’t the only thing that makes this program stand out. Cam Shaft also gave the car’s engine a little tweaking of its own, courtesy of its in-house PP performance engine optimization program. With this &euro1,899 modification, Cam Shaft was able to increase the 997 GT3’s output to 435 horsepower, 20 ponies more than the standard output.
It still falls short of the current 475-horsepower output of the current 991 GT3 , but it’s still a nice bump in our opinion.
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At that time, the Porsche 997 GT3 was Porsche’s most powerful naturally aspirated 911 ever. It’s since been eclipsed by a number of models, but to this day, the 997 GT3 still holds the cache as one of the most impressive sports cars the German automaker has ever built.
It came with a 3.6-liter flat six engine that produced 415 horsepower while mated to a six-speed manual transmission. With that much power in tow, the 997 GT3 was capable of hitting 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 193 mph. Those numbers are standard for super cars these days, but seven years ago, they were off the charts.
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Not important what to do, full-scale or partial car wrapping, coating protection foilings, car styling themes or sportive car foiling – in all five mentioned areas, the CAM SHAFT team from Kempen on the Lower Rhine is the best of all, so that this team has become one of the most requested car stylists in matters of foiling technics. The brand CAM SHAFT guarantees for quality largely beyond the borders of this land.
In the present case, the Kempen foiling specialists have given a Porsche 997 GT3 a completely new outfit. At first to be mentioned the full-scale foil covering in pearly white for 2.400 Euro. Another 900 Euro must be added for the individually customized Martini racing design, which runs, beginning in the front under a headlight, mounting upwards at the car door over the top to descend on the other side downwards. Herein, imagination and fantasy are (nearly) without any limits. Things that are in many cases not even self-evident, are for CAM SHAFT almost regularity, namely the foil wrapping of the car entrances and the visible door edges. By the way, this after all essential necessity demands another 750 Euro. But the result reached by foiling is really great.
Before the outfit change of the 3rd generation of this GT3 racing car , there was made a CAM SHAFT in-house PP performance engine optimization, enhancing the engine performance from 415 PS (= 305 kW) up to 435 PS (= 320 kW), demanding another 1.899 Euro. Furthermore, CAM SHAFT recommends to use v 3 KW coilovers – in order to enhance the driving dynamics.
And finally, the original GT3 rims for a price of 480 Euro in matt black powder-coated by AG-Felgenveredlung Krefeld, rim ennobler and cooperation partner, round out the whole picture.