When the 2007 GT3 997 hit the streets, it bore the most powerful atmospheric engine Porsche had ever created. With 415 horsepower on tap from a howling 3.6-liter, flat-six motor that revs all the way a lofty 8,400 rpm, there’s plenty of straight-line speed. Complimenting this is a suspension setup that’s clearly well designed for attacking split times. However, that ferocity on the track belies the GT3’s docility around town. The amount of practicality Porsche managed to get away with in the 997 is quite surprising, given the pure performance intentions behind the car’s design. While not necessarily a daily driver, the 997 is still capable of picking up a gallon of milk without completely curdling one’s innards. But really, who cares about all that? This speed weapon from Stuttgart is beyond such menial tasks. Instead, owners should shower it with full–throttle salutes, at-limit cornering, and expensive go-faster parts.

Clearly, the current owner of this particular 997 agrees.

Listed for sale at Porsche enthusiast website Rennlist, this GT3 is simply dripping with high-end modifications. It’s also an award winner, collecting such accolades as Car and Driver’s45 Cars You Must See from SEMA 2014”, and “Best Aftermarket Porsche” from DrivingLine. And with only 14,450 miles on the odometer, it’s practically brand new.

The owner clearly picked a good platform for his project. The 997 is one of the best-selling Porsches of all time. Even renowned Porsche-hater Jeremy Clarkson can’t deny it’s tantalizing appeal.

With such a good starting point, how can anyone expect to make improvements without utterly ruining it? Make the jump to find out.

Click past the jump to read more about this highly modified 2007 Porsche 911 GT3.

  • 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 by Vollkemmen Design
  • Year:
    2007
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    flat-6
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    415 (Est.)
  • Torque @ RPM:
    300 (Est.)
  • Displacement:
    3.6 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.8 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    198 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    140000
  • car segment:
  • body style:

Exterior

First things first: this Porsche looks downright amazing. It’s like a touring race car made babies with a show queen. A few different hues have graced these lovely lines, as the GT3 originally left the factory in Speed Yellow, but was eventually repainted to Porsche OEM Mint Green by LT MotorWerks. It was repainted a second time for an appearance at SEMA, and now sits in an OEM BMW Frozen Dark Blue Metallic.

The most striking feature is the Vollkommen Design wide-body kit, which extends the fenders considerably. Under the arches sit some of nicest rollers we’ve ever seen: custom BBS E88 wheels with FVD Brombachers center caps custom brushed to match the wheel’s finish. Please pardon the drool.

Up top is a carbon fiber roof, while AeroFlowDynamics front, side, and rear splitters compliment the aero. A GT3.2 taillight conversion illuminates the rear, while GMG Cup uprights give the rear wing even more presence.

Interior

2007 Porsche 911 GT3 by Vollkemmen Design Interior
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Inside the GT3 is the usual show-car affair, like a GMG six-point rollcage and Recaro Pole Position seats. There’s also a very slick Hard Motorsport CAE shifter with carbon-fiber trim. Steering input is upgraded with a Personal wheel, Works Bell tilt kit, and MOMO hub. There’s also a Rennline pedal set and track mats, custom GT3RS door pull strap, and mint green Alcantara-covered interior panels, complete with green stitching.

Performance

2007 Porsche 911 GT3 by Vollkemmen Design Exterior
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Smartly, the owner chose to take it easy with modifications to the already stellar driveline and suspension, instead opting for basic performance upgrades to the flat-six motor. Up front is a GT3.2 intake box, while exiting exhaust is run through an iPE catless system that uses a remotely controlled valve to allow the driver either more power, or a quieter ride. Toyo’s R888 tires are used on the street, while RS1 slicks are employed for maximum adhesion.

Prices

2007 Porsche 911 GT3 by Vollkemmen Design Interior
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The asking price is $140,000, which is not cheap for a used Porsche. However, considering a base model GT3 cost $106,000 when new, it starts to add up. It’s safe to assume the owner spent somewhere around $60,000 putting this project together. Each aftermarket part is eye-watering expensive, and with professional installation, no compromise was made.

Conclusion

2007 Porsche 911 GT3 by Vollkemmen Design Exterior
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As far as modified Porsches go, this thing was done right. It looks awesome enough to stand out at SEMA, the suspension and engine are pretty much in their original state of perfection, and it hasn’t seen too many miles. There’s only one question left: how does it perform on the track? With that much aero and tire, we hope the handling characteristics aren’t completely thrown askew. Whoever ends up buying it should do us all a favor and let us know.

  • Leave it
    • Begging to go the track, probably never will
    • Completely unusable in the real world
    • Expensive for a used Porsche

Source: Rennlist

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