6. Porsche 911 GT3 RS
When the 996 generation of 911 debuted in 1998, Porsche purists were shocked. Their beloved car lost one of its defining characteristics – air cooling. The reason was simple: air cooling wasn’t interesting as it could no longer cope with the engines’ rising power and the demanding engineering of Porsche cars. The engines had to go to regular water cooling, far more efficient and used throughout history. Some say that 911s lost some of its appeals, but we say that this was a smart move since it allowed the engineers to develop the car further.
One of the best models of the 996 series is sublimely good GT3 RS. Porsche fans don’t like the 996 series, but the GT3 RS has met universal praise. This was an even more extreme version of the GT3 model, which featured a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter engine, dry sump, forged pistons, and race-derived engine internals. The result was 381 HP and brutal performance, and since the prices of GT3 and GT3 RS models are relatively cheap, those cars are a perfect proposition for all enthusiasts. And easy prey for cops since the iconic shape is easy to recognize.