When Porsche announced the 911 R (991 generation), the brand said that this limited edition model would only have 991 samples. With the production model limited in number, it was easy to predict that the price of a Porsche 911 R would shoot up significantly in the open market. In fact, Porsche has sold out the limited edition version of the 911.
When it was still being offered as a new unit fresh from factory, the Porsche 911 R was fetching a starting price of $184,900 each. However, when options are availed and taken into account, a new Porsche 911 R would cost more than $184,900. But even if all options are added, a new Porsche 911 R wouldn’t have a price of nearly $1 million. But in the open market, a group is actually selling Porsche 911 R close to this humongous amount.
Here comes Supercar Advocates, a group that purchases, takes deliveries and reviews sports cars, and super cars including those made by Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini. It is selling a Porsche 911 R – pretty new based on its somewhat pristine exterior appearance and its odometer figure – through Australian automotive sales Web site Carsales. According to Supercar Advocates, this unit is a 2017 Porsche 911 R that has been only driven for 68 kilometers – just the mileage you could get during delivery of a vehicle. Wrapped in white exterior finish, this limited edition sports car comes with 911 R stripes in green as well as green side stripes with Porsche script in black. Likewise, this Porsche 911 R being sold by Supercar Advocates features full bucket seats in leather.
As for the asking price, Supercar Advocates is selling this particular Porsche 911 R for AU$1.19 million (around US$925,000). The asking price seems hefty, considering that a new Porsche 911 R has a price tag of just $184,900. However, taking into account the fact that the Porsche 911 R is produced in limited numbers and is already sold out, the price is pretty justified. In fact, a Porsche 911 R was being sold in California months ago for $700,000 while a dark grey version changed hands for just over half a million dollars.
Porsche unveiled the Porsche 911 R at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. A reincarnation of the original 911 R that Porsche launched in 1967, the latest version is dubbed as a race-bred road-going history-inspired sports car. This original 911 R participated in a number of iconic road races during its time, like the Tour de France and Targa Florio. It was part of a limited production series from the German sports car maker.
Just like the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS models, the new Porsche 911 R was developed in Porsche’s Motorsport workshop, as powered by high-revving 4.0-liter six-cylinder naturally aspirated boxer engine that could provide a max output of 500 hp at 8,250 rpm and a peak torque of 460 Nm at 6,250 rpm.