By   February 4, 2013

At one time the Porsche 911 was used very successfully as a rally car. The rear weight bias of the 911 made for a car that in the hands of the right driver, could do things that other rally cars just couldn’t do. Unfortunately, the Porsche 911 isn’t used much for rallying these days, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be a potent rally car.

The above video (it is a bit long about 30min) features some great footage of a Porsche 911 GT3 rally car. When you look at the car at first you think it is a 997 variant, but it is actually a 996 variant (the front has been changed to have 997 style head lights). Some of the footage is really amazing as you watch the Porsche 911 GT3 turn on a dime in some of the corners and us that rear weight bias to its advantage.

Enjoy the video and then let us know in the comments below if you think that Porsche should think about returning the 911 (or some type of a new 959) to the world of rally racing.

Source: YouTube via Top Speed