Dearest Oversteerists, behold: here’s your chance to own a brand-new Porsche 911R. Yes, that’s right, the 911R, hailed as the purest "Porsche" Porsche in years, maybe decades. The ultra-limited production model, long sold out, with just 991 examples delivered across the globe; now it can be yours. Of course, there’s a catch … it’s $510,000.
Yes, that’s right: You’re looking at one of the single most expensive Porsche models currently listed for sale. Porsche made just 991 units of the 911R for the whole world, and this is one of them, boasting just about everything you’d ever dream about in your 911: The classic, uninterrupted lines of a standard 911, combined with the engine from the 911 GT3RS, combined with a slick three-pedal true manual transmission. This is, in a word, "it."
And you have to admit, it’s pretty cool. This one is even cooler than most other 911Rs, because it’s only covered delivery miles, plus a few: It has just 43 miles on the odometer, doubtlessly a huge factor in its massive asking price. It’s currently listed for sale at Porsche of Southampton, in New York, where one wonders if it ever left the dealership.
So why, you might be wondering, do I keep calling the asking price "massive" — especially if it really is one of the best modern Porsches around? Here’s why: Because just a year ago, when this car was new, Porsche’s retail sticker price for the 911R was just $185,000 before options. But the market demanded more 911Rs than Porsche made, causing the huge run-up in prices. Some have reportedly changed hands for figures approaching $600,000 — and maybe more. This particular example is one of the best around, and it’ll likely reach somewhere near its asking price.
Also, for those of us minutiae-focused car geeks out there: you’ll note that this 911R is listed on Autotrader as a GT3RS. Interestingly, it’s the same story with the Carfax report: Carfax says this is a GT3RS, not an R. My guess: The car shares so many components with the RS that, for whatever reason, Porsche didn’t bother changing the official description attached to the VIN for the 911R. Minutiae, indeed. Find a Porsche 911 for sale