Five most expensive places to buy a brand new Porsche 911
In the UK, if you want to buy a brand new Porsche 991 Turbo S – currently the most expensive hardtop 911 in the range – you will need to sign a cheque for £142,120, a fairly hefty price tag for a car without any options.
Recently though, we received a letter informing us that in Greece a new 991 Turbo S would set you back €331,900. With current Euro exchange rate, that’s an eye-watering £240,049.99.
However, it gets worse for Porsche enthusiasts in other farther reaches of the globe as the list below extols. Here, in ascending order, are the five most expensive places we’ve found to buy a brand new Porsche 911 Turbo S:
5) China = 2,551,000¥, equivalent to £258,480.91
Thanks to a 25 per cent import levy and a tax on high consumption vehicles, Chinese Porsche 911 buyers are forced to pay 1.8 times more than their UK counterparts for the latest Turbo S.
4) Malaysia = RM 1,750,000, equivalent to £263,823.59
Like China, in order to protect native car manufacturers, import duty is extremely high in Malaysia, meaning that a new Porsche 991 Turbo S is nearly twice the price as in the UK.
3) Singapore = $859,388, equivalent to £392,364.46
On top of other taxes, if you wish to buy a new car in Singapore, you must first obtain a Certificate of Entitlement (which gives you a ten-year right to use the road in that vehicle). The 991 Turbo S falls into Category B, which currently costs $62,140 (£28,369).
2) Denmark = 4,264,609kr, equivalent to £413,310.35
With a 180 per cent tax on all new cars in Denmark (plus a very high first registration fee) the Scandinavian country is by far and away the most expensive place to buy a new Porsche 911.
1) Thailand = 27,700,000฿, equivalent to £497,577.32
While we don’t have the 2015 model year prices yet, a new Porsche 911 Turbo S cost nearly half a million pounds in Thailand. This eye-watering price would make even the sturdiest wallets weep.