The Porsche 991 GT3 RS market is officially crazy
Back at the tail end of July, we reported on the first Porsche 991 GT3 RS to hit the UK classifieds (complete with an eye-watering £295,000 ($450,000) price tag) asking if it was really worth shelling out to buy Weissach’s latest Rennsport 911.
Total 911 understands that car was eventually snapped up for around £275,000 ($420,000), a not inconsiderable sum for a GT3 RS in ‘Comfort’ specification. It’s safe to say we thought that, over time, the 991 Rennsport market would rationalise itself as the initial excitement around the launch died down.
That appeared to be the case when, exactly a week ago, an email landed in our inbox informing us that JZM were offering a Lava Orange 991 GT3 RS for £205,900 ($315,900). While still some £73,000 ($110,000) over list, that didn’t seem a ridiculous price to pay to get behind the wheel of an incredible car that is in very short supply.
And then we decided to hunt for a few more Porsche 991 GT3 RSs on the second-hand market. It turns out that £275,000 is a bargain compared to some of the incredible figures being asked for right-hand drive Rennsports with delivery miles.
Leading the way is undoubtedly Lincolnshire-based 911 Sport who have two RHD cars in stock, the most expensive of which is up for £310,000 ($470,000). If that wasn’t enough though, they recently just sold a Clubsport-spec RS with an asking price of £330,000 ($500,000)!
That’s enough to buy a nice Porsche 991 GT3 (for it’s thrilling 9,000rpm engine) and a 997.2 GT3 RS (for it’s traditional Mezger motor and manual gearbox). The 991 GT3 RS market is officially crazy.
There’s a real divide between RHD and LHD examples however. Along with the JZM car, a left-hooking 991 RS can be found at Romans International for a snip under £220,000 ($335,000).
If you’re looking for a new Porsche 911 GT3 RS to take on continental tours, therefore, you could save enough money to grab yourself the latest Porsche 991.2 Carrera as a daily driver.
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