Ben Baller’s Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is What Dreams Are Made Of [VIDEO]
If you’re not familiar with Ben Baller, then the most important thing you need to know about him is that he’s the go-to guy for celebrities whenever they need custom jewelry, and he even used to produce hip-hop records with rap superstar Dr. Dre.
With all of that success, Baller–whose real name is Ben Yang–has accumulated a rather sizable bank account, which has led to his large collection of exotic cars. We have previously reported on his Ferrari 488 GTB, BMW X5 M, Lamborghini Aventador, Mercedes-AMG G63, and Mercedes-AMG S63 coupe. However, Baller didn’t stop with those vehicles as the celebrity jeweler recently added a custom Porsche 911 GT3 RS to his stable of cars.
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The new 911 GT3 RS comes straight from the factory with a 500-horsepower flat-6 engine and seven-speed Porsche PDK transmission. This powertrain allows the German sports car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, while also being able to reach a top track speed of 193 mph.
Even though those performance numbers listed above seem impressive to most people, Baller decided to take his new Porsche to the next level by adding a few personal touches to the car. First off, Baller had Boden AutoHaus—an auto body shop in Costa Mesa, California–install a custom exhaust and Rotiform wheels on his coupe. Furthermore, Baller then enlisted the services of BBI Autosport in Huntington Beach to fit a custom roll cage inside the Porsche. Other unique features on the car include Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tires and a 4.5-inch rear lip, which Baller claims is the widest lip featured on any 911 GT3 RS.
Baller has dubbed his new custom Porsche the K-Town Destroyer 3 and he wrote in an Instagram caption that the Destroyer 3 is four times louder than the K-Town Destroyer 2, which is a Ferrari 488 GTB; and he says it’s two times louder than the original K-Town Destroyer, which was his old Lamborghini Aventador.
You can hear the sounds of Baller’s new Porsche 911 GT3 RS below.
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