Jerry Seinfeld may make you laugh, but his 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 will make you giddy with excitement. The GT3 RS 4.0 as a part of the 997-generation 911. This new generation features a new intake manifold, new higher flow air filters with carbon-fibre housings, less restrictive catalytic converters (which reduced exhaust back pressure), Variocam-Plus variable valve timing, and a two-stage variable induction system.
Those upgrades combined with Porsche’s most powerful normally aspirated flat six engine gave the car an impressive 500 horsepower with 339 lb-ft of torque. But Porsche wasn’t done upgrading this 911. They also replaced the front fenders and trunk lid with carbon-fibre versions and used titanium connecting rods and litre interior trim to cut 22 pounds from the car. Only 600 of these cars were made, one of which went to Seinfeld.
Seinfeld received the car in January of 2012. He kept it until June, 2017, putting roughly 5,000 miles on the vehicle. Seinfeld, a known petrol-head, had the interior changed from the standard issue, opting to have the steering wheel, sport bucket seats, door panels, dashboard, steering column trim, and gear shifter trimmed in black leather with GT Silver stitching.
The New York-based funster even designed his own gear shifter and brake handle for the car. Seinfeld also upgraded several other options, making this potentially the most expensive GT3 RS 4.0 build ever with an MSRP of $245,515. The car comes with plenty of providence to prove Seinfeld’s ownership.