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2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Speed Champions 6 wide
This is my Speed Champions version of my favorite car, the 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS in orange.
About this creation
This build was inspired by the brilliant Porsche 911 by Petey Bird.

http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/432185

His excellent build looks to my eyes like a Porsche 911 from model years 1995-1998, the internal model number 993, which was the last of the air cooled 911's.



My favorite 911's are from the model 997, two generations newer, from model years 2005-2011. The best of the best is the GT3 RS.



After my 2008 GT3 RS mosaic, I decided to build a minifigure scale version in Speed Champions Style. I like that LEGO Group is building versions of real cars, but think they rely to heavily on stickers for their Porsche 911's. They also are too long compared to the 6 stud wide width.



I used Petey Bird's overall proportions, fantastic headlight design, roof configuration and lower side layout between the wheel arches.



The rest of the car was 4 hours of trial and error building to get as much of the iconic GT3 RS details into a Speed Champions car. I decided that the must have elements were the rear wing, the large front air intake opening, the black wheels and the black mirrors. I also decided I needed to fit a Porsche minifigure inside with a steering wheel and gages.



While I like the Speed Champion fenders and wheels, they do not get those cars close enough to the ground. Petey Bird found the best solution, using the wheels and tires from set 60053. These wheels only appear in black in this set as of late 2016. The only sticker I decided to use was the Porsche crest from the Speed Champions sticker sheets.



I found the hardest part of the build the nose of the car. For the first time in my life, I had to cross over to the dark side and paint LEGO bricks. The round modified plates holding the head light half technic pins are not made in orange. I used Tamiya orange paint and it matches the LEGO color and finish perfectly, in photos and in real life. After that bridge was crossed, I decided to paint an old window 1x2 brick I have had since the 1970's for the large central air intake.



The next problem was the hood. I need a flatter, longer, less sloped version than Petey Bird's design. I experiment with 10 different versions until I went back to the simplest one with plates and curved slopes mounted on hinge to slightly angle it down at the front.



The brick built chassis is as low as I can make it, 1 plate from not being able to roll on tires. Even so, the minigfigure only fits without hair.





The only thing I am not happy with is the gap on the side of the car. I tried everything I can think of to close it up, but can not find a solution that does not make the car too high or too low. I'm trying to tell myself its a body line for accent purposes.





Next up, I plan on building a yellow 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera based off of this layout but with the GT3 RS only design features removed.



The iconic Porsche 911 shape is portrayed by the GT3 RS's shadow!



Comments

 I made it 
  January 28, 2017
Quoting Petey Bird I love the modifications you came up with to turn this into a 997. Especially the color with the black rims is spot on for a 997 gt3! It's possible to close that gap on the side, but that will result in lowering the car a tiny bit. It actually looks quite cool though, like the decals between the wheels on a real 997 gt3! Can't wait to see your next 911 so keep it up!
I figured out how to close the side gap today, but that puts thet curved side slopes 1/2 plate from the fenders. My kids both like it better with the gap, so I left it as it is in the photos. I did close the gap on the next 911 I'm building though.
 I like it 
  December 31, 2016
This is extraordinary!!
 I made it 
  November 17, 2016
Quoting Petey Bird I love the modifications you came up with to turn this into a 997. Especially the color with the black rims is spot on for a 997 gt3! It's possible to close that gap on the side, but that will result in lowering the car a tiny bit. It actually looks quite cool though, like the decals between the wheels on a real 997 gt3! Can't wait to see your next 911 so keep it up!
Thanks!
 I like it 
  November 16, 2016
I love the modifications you came up with to turn this into a 997. Especially the color with the black rims is spot on for a 997 gt3! It's possible to close that gap on the side, but that will result in lowering the car a tiny bit. It actually looks quite cool though, like the decals between the wheels on a real 997 gt3! Can't wait to see your next 911 so keep it up!
 I like it 
  November 15, 2016
Great job!
 I like it 
  November 14, 2016
Stunning!
 I like it 
  November 13, 2016
Awesome!!
 I like it 
  November 13, 2016
Nicely done, dude! Very nice shaping.
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  November 13, 2016
nice job!:D
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  November 13, 2016
ravishingly beautiful!
 I like it 
  November 13, 2016
Excellent Porsche!
 
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