Seriously, Now, $700k For A Porsche 911 R Is… Reasonable?

It’s hard to believe that prices for the limited-edition Porsche 911 R started at $184,900 in the United States because immediately after the car’s release, prices skyrocketed.

As Porsche enthusiasts and collectors realized that this could be the final manual 911 produced by Porsche’s GT division, demand for the model soared even before customer deliveries began, eventually topping out at over $1 million.

However, as is so often the case for cars like these, prices have since dropped and settled to around the $600,000-700,000 mark, perhaps partly due to confirmation that the facelifted 911 GT3 will be available with a six-speed manual ‘box. Given the limited-run of the 911 R however, it is more than probable that in the coming years, prices will begin creeping up once again so now could be the last chance to purchase one with any hope of making a profit down the road.

One rather stunning 911 R is currently up for sale courtesy of Exotic Euro Cars in Woodland Hills, California with a price tag of $699,000. While that is truly insane for a 911, we wouldn’t be surprised if this 911 R got snapped up quite quickly by an eager enthusiast or collector.

Beyond being a great motoring investment, the model itself has already been heralded as one of the greatest sports cars of recent times. In a world where cars are becoming more muted and over-run by electronics, the 911 R takes things back to a simpler time with limited sound-deadening, a screaming naturally-aspirated six-cylinder and a slick manual transmission.

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  • Kingsley Mpofu

    The facelift GT3 will have a Manuel so what’s the point..

    • Aquaflex

      A GT3 is still not a 911R, the engine is not the same. A 911r is a 911 GT3RS with out the wing or the PDK.

      There is no carbon fiber on the outside on the regular 911 GT3….that said I still think the GT3 is the best 911 since the next generation one with also have a optional 6 speed manual. But will it be the same epic 6 speed manual as the one in the 911R? Or will be like the one in the GT4?

      • Kingsley Mpofu

        Does all of that justify the asking price for the 911R?

        • Aquaflex

          Rich people pay what they want to pay and this car is already sold out. I saw Salomondrin pick up his 911r and I think he paid like $249k for his. But he was able to order his because he had two different 918’s.
          https://youtu.be/4z_a5byFmKQ

    • Shobin Drogan

      The 9juanjuan gt3 will have a manuel?

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Si senor.

      • Aquaflex

        Still might not get the proper 911r 6 speed manual. It might get the 7 speed manual from the regular 991.2. That transmission is not the same as the one in the epic 911r.

  • Trackhacker

    Waste of money. These cars are all pointless. Nobody drives them. They just buy them and keep them in a garage and bring them out to cocktail parties once a year.

    • Aquaflex

      You just don’t have the money for one. This car is not for you. But yeah $700k is a bit much I agree.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    These [email protected]#$% prices are going to make me hate this car.

    • Aquaflex

      Don’t be a hater. The only people who were able to get the 911r at msrp were people who already owned a 918.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        I’m not being a hater. I love this car. I just hate not having this car in my driveway.

  • Ali

    Collectors game play … it’s what it’s … won’t spend 911TTs price on this let alone 700k !!!

  • Kash

    I really love the houndstooth trimmed with brown leather. I don’t even want the brown changed to black either, those seats are perfect, and then the white stitching and seat belts make for the perfect contrast. Whoever spec’d that car has amazing taste.

    • Aquaflex

      Yep it’s epic!

  • JackW

    There are about a dozen 911R’s listed for sale on the DuPont Registry from about $364K to $550K – apparently the GT3 being available with a manual transmission has severely affected the market.

    http://www.dupontregistry.com/autos/results/porsche/911–r

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