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Study: Go to Canada To Buy Your Porsche

A brand new Porsche 911 S Turbo, complete with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, a torque vectoring system that brakes the inside rear wheel to help you turn more aggressively at high speeds, and even a genius button to change the volume of the exhaust growl, will run you $696,000.

Or maybe $173,613.

Or $226,146.

It depends on which country you buy it in.

The numbers come from a new (and deceptively simple) study, the CompareTheMarket Global Supercar Index. Analysts compared the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for Porsche’s poster car in 51 countries, then converted the price at current exchange rates, to create a simple chart pointing out that prices for high-end cars vary wildly across the globe.

Argentina was the worst place to buy, coming in at that nearly $700,000 figure. Canada, at roughly a quarter of that price, was the best. The American price was a respectable $203,500 – making this the sixth best place to buy.

Of course, MSRP only tells you what the automaker would like you to pay for the car. Actual sale prices vary, based on everything from current demand for the car to the negotiation process (Kelley Blue Book’s Dealer Ratings can help you decide on a dealer).

The analysis also fails to factor in taxes, which could quickly change the value proposition in buying north of the border. Nor does it consider the cost of getting the car home from, say, Jordan, where it retails for a little under $200k. So, we can’t necessarily recommend international travel to buy your next supercar. But Argentina residents might want to consider it, anyway. Find a Porsche for sale

Sean Tucker
Sean Tucker
Sean Tucker is an author, reporter, and reviewer covering the automotive and energy industries. His work has appeared in print and online through U.S. News and World Report, Yahoo Autos, MSN, Dub Magazine, and more. He has been an expert guest on cable television discussing the car industry, and has served as reporter and managing editor for energy and insurance industry publications, covering... Read More about Sean Tucker

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