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Lego Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS is 2,704 pieces of awesome

Young and old petrolheads will be kept suitably busy from June 2016 as Lego has revealed a toy version of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been immortalised in Lego Technics as part of a 2,704 piece set and most of those come in the fetching shade of Lava Orange.

From the black forged alloy wheels and rear-mounted flat-six engine to the racing seats and working bonnet, Lego’s 911 GT3 RS is about as close to the original as it gets. Ignoring the fact it’s one eighth of the size and around 656 times cheaper.

It even has a unique chassis number, like the real car gets, and what Lego calls a fully functional double-clutch gearbox. Talk about being faithful to the original.

As cars go, the 911 GT3 RS is one of the best at getting the blood flowing. Its 4.0-litre six-cylinder develops 493bhp and 460Nm of torque, giving it a 0-62mph time of 3.3 seconds and 0-124mph in 10.9 seconds.

Not only is it brutally fast, it bettered the Carrera GT around the Nurburgring by nine seconds, which in the racing world is about a week.

The idea of making your very own 570mm long, 270mm wide and 170mm tall model is so exciting we are already installing a new shelf to display it, even though the US$299 asking price (around £200) errs on the steep side.

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Lego Technic set will go on sale on the 1st of June 2016 on before it heads into retail stores from August 2016.

Not convinced? Check out other petrolhead-focussed Lego sets and watch the non-toy 911 GT3 RS – which has apparently completely sold out – in action.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS – Limits pushed


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