This is an extremely rare and unique opportunity to purchase a car currently owned by the greatest guitar player in the World, Eddie Van Halen. This vehicle was personally custom ordered from the Porsche factory and purchased new by Eddie Van Halen. You will be the second owner of this vehicle and it will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity (COA) personally signed by Eddie Van Halen.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is an ultra-high performance car built for the street and track. The 4.0 liter flat six produces 490hp, 346 ft. lb. torque, accelerates zero to 60 in 3.3 seconds and has a top speed of 193mph.
When Car and Driver writer David Curcurito asked Eddie what he loves about the car, Eddie responded, “For one, it’s just so light. But really, it’s the handling. I don’t know how Porsche did it. We raced in the rain at Buttonwillow, which is my favorite track. We raced in the fucking rain and we never lost it, never spun out. BBI [Autosport] did my suspension. I set it up so you can feel it go and you can actually slide the damn car. It’s the first time ever I’ve been able to four-wheel-drift a Porsche. Every other Porsche I’ve ever had, I’ve spun them all. Well, every 911, anyway.”
About the GT3 RS:
Porsche launched the RS version of the 911 GT3 at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015. Compared to 911 GTS, the front fenders are now equipped with louvers above the wheels and the rear fenders now include Turbo-like intakes, rather than an intake below the rear wing. The roof is made from magnesium. The interior includes full bucket seats (based on the carbon seats of the 918 Spyder), carbon-fibre inserts, lightweight door handles and the Club Sport Package as standard (a bolted-on roll cage behind the front seats, preparation for a battery master switch, and a six-point safety harness for the driver and fire extinguisher with mounting bracket).The car was nominated as one of the Britain's best driver's car 2014 by Autocar magazine.
The 3.8-litre unit found in the 911 GT3 is replaced with a 4.0-litre unit with 500 PS (370 kW; 490 hp) and 469 N⋅m (346 lb⋅ft) of torque. The transmission is PDK only. The drivetrain delivers 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds (0.6 seconds quicker than the 997 GT3 RS 4.0) and 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.9 seconds. The 991 GT3 RS also comes with functions such as declutching by "paddle neutral" — comparable to pressing the clutch with a conventional manual gearbox –- and Pit Speed limiter button. As with the 911 GT3, there is rear-axle steering and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus with fully variable rear axle differential lock. The Nürburgring Nordschleife time is 7 minutes and 20 seconds.
About Edward Van Halen:
Edward Van Halen is an American musician, songwriter, producer, philanthropist and inventor. He is the main songwriter and founder of the American hard rock band Van Halen. In 2012, he was voted number one in a Guitar World magazine reader's poll for "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.
As of March 2019, Van Halen is 20th on the RIAA list of best-selling artists in the United States; the band has sold 56 million albums in the States and more than 80 million worldwide, making them one of the best-selling groups of all time. As of 2007, Van Halen was one of only five rock bands with two studio albums that sold more than 10 million copies in the United States. Additionally, Van Halen has charted 13 number-one hits in the history of Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart. VH1 ranked the band seventh on a list of the top 100 hard rock artists of all time. Van Halen was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.