Alright, so you?ve probably noticed ? unless you?ve been on Mars for the last few decades. Porsches are so in demand right now, to the point they?re being sold for millions at auctions. Especially with the limited-run racing editions. These particular models have been pushed to every limit within their performance and ahem? price.
These singular cars have such low mileage they?re practically unicorns so you can just imagine how much they?re going to break the bank ? but free of charge, you can still look!
The following cars are on offer at the Gooding & Company?s Amelia Island auction in March this year. If you are one of the very, very few who acquire a vehicle like this in your lifetime ? lucky you. Please feel sorry for us mortals while we silently scream with jealousy.
2011 GT3 RS 4.0 ? estimated selling price: $875k to $1,005,635?
So, this model was launched in 2011 and it was easily the best version of the 997 generation. It was home to the largest engine ever fitted to a road worthy 911 and was a four litre? Yes a 4L.
It was capable of 493bhp at a speeding 8,250rpm, meaning it is one of the most power-dense (most power per cubic capacity) engines ever fitted to a production car. Not to mention, the body weight of the car is so light at 1,370kg, the RS 4.0 could speed to 60 from 0 in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 310kms.
There were a limited run of only 600 cars and get this, they were only available to a certain list of loyal Porsche customers. One of these customers ordered theirs in blac, without a radio (to save weight) and then travelled a grand total of 209 kms in the car.
1993 964 Turbo S Leichtbau ? estimated selling price: $1.6m to $2.1m
The name of this model, ?Leichtbau? means ?Light build? which explains exactly what this model is all about and why it?s so sought after.
This car is just 1 of the 86 that built in the ?Exclusive Department? of Porsche. The Turbo S was around 20% more powerful than the normal 964 Turbo the Turbo S was based on. With a 0 to 62 time of 4.7 seconds and a top reading of 290 kms an hour.
They definitely had this model on a diet when they built her, it claimed most of the sound deadening and the rear seats, as well as the power windows, power locks, power seats and aircon. This was bolstered by fibreglass and carbon composite body panels, as well as thin-gauge glass, for a total kerb weight of just 1,290kg ? 180 less than the regular?Turbo.
And the price? Yeah, well over a million if not two. But can you really put a price on your own piece of history?
2011 997 GT2 RS ? estimated selling price: $736k to $876k
Without being insensitive, the GT2 RS is practically the same shape as the Porsche 911 ? it is! With 611bhp coming from its twin-turbo it is still 200kg lighter than the 911 Turbo. The power to weight ratio is a crazy 435bhp per tonne.
The limited run of 500 cars came with the price tag of $266k! So you can just imagine why they?re going for the price they are now.
1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion ? estimated selling price: if you must ask?
And here it is, the one you?ve been waiting for. Yes, don?t hate us because we kept it until last ? it was worth the read. So they say, this particular model is the greatest and ultimate 911 on the market ? why? This is because Porsche made full use of the GT1 which were that every car that raced, had to be a production road car, changed to race. Instead they built something very different indeed.
Practically, Porsche built a race car ? tube frame, carbonfibre body, push rod suspension, sequential manual, everything. These street-legal GT1s are the result. Pre-sold to, you guessed it, the few loyal customers of Porsche, each GT1 SV was ready to do 0 to 200kms in an insane 10.5 seconds with a top speed of over 300kms. It is only 1,150kgs so no wonder.
So any guesses for the price? Well, a faster and lighter ex-racing GT1 did recently go for $3.74M! You may pick it up for under 3 million? Bargain huh?
Well, after all this Porsche talk, we?re feeling a little extra car buzzed but if you?d like to keep reading you can read the full article here at topgear.com.