Lot Number
166

2016 Porsche 911 R

Sold For £332,375

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Sotheby's - LONDON 2018


Chassis No.
Serial No.
WP0ZZZ99ZGS194264
397/991

Documents: UK V5

  • Single ownership and just 37 miles from new
  • Seldom seen in RHD specification

A watershed moment for the 911 in the water-cooled era and the 21st century, Porsche finally answered the calls of enthusiasts worldwide and offered a ‘super-911’ with the drivetrain of the 991-generation GT3 RS, mated to a manual gearbox and with the 911’s classic silhouette. Dubbed the 911 R, it was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and while mechanically similar to the 911 R, subtle changes were made to the suspension, steering and most notably, the custom-built six-speed manual transmission. However, unlike the GT3 RS, the 911 R is not about the fastest possible lap time, it is about involving the driver with the car and creating the most enjoyable driving experience possible. Without the aggressive bodywork or large spoiler of the GT3 RS, to the casual passer-by, this was just another 911. But to the die-hard Porsche enthusiast, it was so much more. The automotive equivalent of a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Delivered new to the UK in RHD specifications, this lovely 911 R is tastefully equipped and finished in a lovely colour scheme. Finished in White with Green stripes and black wheels, the interior is trimmed in brown leather with the quintessential houndstooth seat inserts, harkening back to 911s of yesteryear. Furthermore, contrasting stitching in silver is abundant, with matching silver door pulls. Porsche PCM satellite navigation system and Sport Chrono pack are also included as options. Still residing with its original owner, this 911 R has travelled just 37 miles from new and today presents in factory-fresh condition.

Considered to be one of the most desirable Porsches built thus far into the 21st century, the 911 R has already earned itself a mythical-like status amongst enthusiasts for offering everything the enthusiast could ever want in a back-to-basics Porsche 911. With only 991 examples built and many going to long-time Porsche customers or hidden away in private collections, this represents a lovely opportunity to buy a virtually as-new 911 R to drive and enjoy, just as Porsche intended.


Addendum

Please kindly note this vehicle has either been driven for no more than 6000 kilometres from new or is less than 6 months of age from new. Due to this, vehicle can be considered as ‘new’ for VAT purposes an end destination outside of the UK. Please be sure to contact your local tax authorities for confirmation prior to purchase. VAT on the initial purchase has been paid in the United Kingdom.


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