About the Car
The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has a 520 hp 4.0 liter non-turbocharged flat 6-cylinder rear mounted engine. The RS stands for Renn Sport. The car has 490hp engine with 0-60 in 3.4 seconds. The transmission is PDK only. In February 2018 Porsche did a facelift to the GT3 RS to continue with their updates to the 991 generation of the 911s. Changes to the engine increased performance over the previous GT3s. Also added were ducts for brake cooling, modified front fascia, side skirts and rear wing. A Weissach package was also added. In April 2018 the 911 GT3 RS set a lap time of 6:56.4 minutes around Nurburgring Nordschleife racetrack. The third Porsche car to break the 7-minute time.
About the Brand
Porsche, specializing in high-performance sport cars, SUVs, and sedans, is a German automobile manufacturer headquartered in Stuttgart. The company is owned by Volkswagen AG. The company was founded by Ferdinand Porsche along with Adolf Rosenberger and Anton Piech in 1931. They started out being a vehicle development and consulting company. One of its first assignments was from the German government to design the Volkswagen Beetle, a car for the people. Using many of the components from the Beetle, the Porsche 64 was developed in 1939. The Porsche logo is fashioned after the coat of arms of the Free People’s State of Wurttemberg Germany of 1918-1933.
About the Manufacturer
Minichamps was founded in 1990 as a die-cast car producer in Aachen, Germany under the name of Paul’s Model Art GmbH. The original company was the Danhausen, a trade company that made 1:43 scale models and sold them over the counter and mail order. From 1971 to 1993 the company published the famous Danhausen World Model Car Book. Danhausen was owned by the grandsons of Emma Danhausen – Hans Peter and Paul Gunter Lang. There was a dispute between the brothers in the late 1980’s. That is when Paul formed the Paul’s Model Art. Diecast models were made more for the adult clientele and holding their value was a big question that needed to be answered. Minichamps’ excellent quality has been noticed by Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Opel, and BMW.