Porsche 996 GT3 RS Road Challenge Registry

The registry of Future World Porsche 996 GT3 RS rallye cars

First, we need you to watch the short video below. Just to make you understand what’s so special about the Future World Rally Porsches.



 

If you are looking for the wildest street legal original Porsche 911 ever built then you would probably go for the fast, noisy, hardly compromised limited edition 997 GT3 RS 4.0, right? Well, there is one car that is even more brutal, less civilized, less compromised and also built in more limited numbers. That car is called the 996 GT3 RS Road Challenge. Only ten were built by Porsche as a rally machine, in the back is a real racing engine and driving them is one of the scariest but also most satisfying experiences ever. And the Road Challenge GT3 RS is a special car, since this was the smallest series production batch Porsche ever made. Even the super-exclusive Porsche 911R was built in higher numbers.

In the Porsche 996 GT3 RS Road Challenge Registry we will dive into the background of this fantastic driving machine from Weissach that makes one of the most glorious engine noises ever produced. The best part is: opposed to the Cup cars they’re street legal, so you could drive them every day – if you dare. In this Registry we are trying to get to know the whereabouts of all 10 cars, so if you have pictures or stories on one of these special cars, please let us know at: kouwenhoven@vierenzestig.nl.

Many thanks, on behalf of the team of Vierenzestig.nl,

Erik Kouwenhoven (former owner of car no. 002 and 003 )


Background story

We have a full background story on the glorious disaster that the Porsche GT3 RS Future World actually was.

Also, we’ve collected all specifications and documentation here, and more detailed pictures here.

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996 GT3 RS Road Challenge Prototype

Currently part of the Porsche Museum Collection. Click the title for more info.

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996 GT3 RS Road Challenge #001

This car is still owned by the initiator of the 996 GT3 RS Future World Rally Team, Gérard Magniette. Click the title for more info.

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996 GT3 RS Road Challenge #002

First owner: Henri Schmelcher (B). Present owner: Spentek Company (B). Click the title for more info.

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996 GT3 RS Road Challenge #003

This car was owned by two rally cracks from Germany – one of them was Olaf Dobberkau – and driven by Colin McRae shortly before he died. Click the title for more info.

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996 GT3 RS Road Challenge #004

First owner: Kurt Heyndrickx, he still owns it. Click the title for more info.

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996 GT3 RS Road Challenge #005

This is the only Future World Rally car with two WRC rally participations. Click the title for more info.

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996 GT3 RS Road Challenge #006

Original chassis number is crossed out and replacement engine case. Click the title for more info.

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996 GT3 RS Road Challenge #007

This car probably found it’s Waterloo in rallycross and was probably destroyed. Click the title for more info.

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996 GT3 RS Road Challenge #008

This car is owned by Gerd Rijper (NL) a Dutch collector. He drives it on public roads. Click the title for more info.

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996 GT3 RS Road Challenge #009

This is the Missing One. Click the title for more info.

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996 GT3 RS Road Challenge #010

This is the last 996 GT3 RS ever produced. Click the title for more info.

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One Response to Porsche 996 GT3 RS Road Challenge Registry

  1. John Bernt says:

    nummer 9 is naar frankrijk verkocht. Het is Jose Barbara die de auto heeft gehad en later doorverkocht.

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