I like wings. Big wings. Wings are fun. Wings are cool. Legend has it, wings even add horsepower to your car.

This is the Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS, by AUTOart, in a silver-with-orange-accents colorway, hence the orange background for today. Not the most crisp photos, but whatever. This is the pre-facelifted 997 model, sometimes designated as the 997.1, which I believe is the better looking of the two versions anyways. AUTOart makes both the 997.1 as well as the 997.2 GT3 RS models for those who are interested in either of them. This model is available in a few other colorways: green-on-black, orange-on-black, and black-on-orange. Really, all of them are amazing color combos, but this one was my favorite.

Most AUTOart Porsches are fairly cheap (think low $100's), but as a discontinued model, this RS will typically run you $150-200. I paid a total of $160 for mine, which was a bit over budget, but this particular colorway has proven to be difficult to find for me. It’s funny how an old, rare AUTOart model costs about the same as any run-of-the-mill current release, but I digress. Either way, it’s worth it, but you knew I was gonna say that anyways.

What keeps this from being a perfect model are the cambered wheels a la Maisto. To make things worse, it’s cambered at all four corners. It’s not uncommon to see this with older AUTOarts (in comparison, this one isn’t even that old), but it unfortunately affects both the RS and non-RS versions of the 997.1 GT3. Everything else is pretty much same-old, same-old - in a good way - except that the wing fell off en route.

As with most Porsches, there’s not much to see regarding the interior and engine “bay”. Love the matching orange roll cage, though.

I’ve now got both the GT3 and GT3 RS covered, so it’s time to move on to the 997.2. Plot twist: the GT3 was free, but that’s a story for another day.