Porsche 911 GT3 RS shocks onlookers as it goes “swimming” in Amsterdam

Article by Andrew Christian, on April 6, 2016

Porsche 911s series is definitely one of the most competitive among performance cars and the GT3 RS is one of the most powerful of them all. The Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS is powered by a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 500 horsepower. It has a top speed of 193 mph and can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.3 seconds. There are only about 2,000 GT3s RS made; that is why one model in Amsterdam in the Netherlands has caused a stir in the automotive world.

Most Porsche fans know that newly made Porsches are cooled by water. As much as it is a cringe worthy process for Porsche purists, that’s just how the German automaker has been making their current models. But these water-cooled Porsches also have their limits especially when they’re all done and ready for distribution. One just doesn’t tread uncharted waters, not even in an ultra-rare Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

Unfortunately for one Gulf-liveried 911 GT3 RS in Amsterdam, it decided to go for a dip into the lake behind Porsche Centrum Amsterdam. Luckily, the damage was only limited to the front part of the GT3 RS and its rear-engine design did its job of saving the poor GT3 RS from fully going out for a swim into the lake.

Apparently, the GT3 RS was parked at a portion of the dealership compound where no fence protected their vehicles from jumping out and drowning itself. It is suspected that the person who was applying the stripe sticker package let the car roll off to its cold and wet disposition.

From photos of this unfortunate event, it looked like the GT3 RS rolled off to cold freedom and not much can imply that it was driven off the edge of the parking spot. The dealers have assured that the car has sustained only minimal damage to the body, brakes and the suspension, nothing to fret about. The dealers have also said that the car will soon be prepared for delivery because there is only minimum damage and not a lot to repair.

But does that mean a discount for this swimming GT3 RS will be given to be owner? It would be a reasonable bargain since nobody wants their car treading water even before they’ve actually driven it right? Or is this GT3 RS running away from the hands of its soon-to-be owners because it had a premonition of being abused in the future? We’ll never know what this car was thinking but let’s just hope it’ll be the last of its water-jumping acts.

Source: Autoblog

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