As I’ve made apparent by now, I have a penchant for buying Minichamps 1/43 models.

I recently had the opportunity of buying two Minichamps 991 GT3s, one being a 991.1 in white and the other a 991.2 in Guards Red. Both are 1/43 Porsche dealer editions, but one is about 4 years older than the other.

When it debuted in early 2013, the 991.1 GT3 proved to be a radical departure for Porsche because it would not only be the first GT3 with a PDK, but it would only be available as a dual-clutch model. After uproar from the community and the introduction of the 911R, Porsche announced that the 991.2 facelifted GT3 would have the option of a 6-speed manual once again.

My 991.1 GT3 is a standard white PDK model as we saw in the original press launch for the car.

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It also has the satin platinum standard GT3 center lock wheels and the PCCB with yellow calipers.

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Igenuinely believe that of all manufacturers who’ve made it, Minichamps did the best job with the 991 911. This 991.1 helps bolster my claim.

The second model I bought was a 2017 991.2 facelift in Guards Red over black alcantara with the red GT3 stripe. If you look inside, you find that it’s a manual, not a PDK like the 991.1.

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Although it may look virtually identical to the aforementioned 991.1, there are plenty of subtle differences.

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The front fascia on the 991.1 looks a bit more over styled, while the 991.2 looks far more simplistic and aggressive.

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Down the side, we find that the 991.2 has black wheels, but that’s just a cosmetic difference that can be rectified on the options list.

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Moving to the back, we find that the rear styling is different. The taillights on the 991.1 are larger and not as sharp as those on the 991.2.

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Overall, though, they both look outstanding. I’m happy to have both in my collection and look forward to my upcoming 991.2 GT3 RS Weissach.

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Would I recommend one over the other? Not really. Each makes an excellent addition to any collection. I will, however, note that these are available in PTS colors, but I’m personally not a fan of those.