Supercars today are an expensive business, limited run cars are highly sought after by wealthy individuals who in some cases barely drive them.
However the recent trend of limited production run supercars increasing in value somewhat before they have even been driven appears to be unstoppable, this trend was proven to be continuing to new levels of insanity judging by the recent sale of the Ferrari F12 TDF which sold for 1.5 million dollars, an increase of a cool million on the base cost of the car and then some.
Primarily it seems that the special edition track-focused models are the greatest accumulators by far, which leads us to our first choice the Porsche 911 GT3RS.
Porsche 911 GT3RS
This example is a version of the 911 that is a super track focused and frankly magnificent in every way. The GT3RS completes the 0-62 dash is 3.3 seconds with a top speed of 193mph, its 4.0-litre engine produces 500bhp and 460nm of torque, 0-124mph is done with is 10.9 seconds which is rather quick, to say the least. Weighing in at a mere 1,420kg dry it’s a track focused monster 911 that looks hunkered down and ready to attack with its huge rims and rear wing.
The current base cost for a GT3RS before options is £131,296, but then you’re going to want some extras such as ‘Lava Orange’ paintwork for £1,805, Led headlights in black with (PDLS) priced at £2,262, Front axle lift system for those pesky speed bumps costing £2,024 and of course the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) for a very reasonable £6,248.
Now having played around with the builder for a while, including the items mentioned above and navigation, an upgraded sound system and the roll cage painted in Lava Orange, because of course, you want your roll cage in orange, the total highest price we could reach was £153,861 total.
Now the test build was completed on the basis of a car you’d actually want to drive, therefore the sound system was left in along with the air-con so on and so forth, this was preferred rather than making the car a barren wasteland with no music and no way keep cool in the summer.
Currently, there are 16 Porsche 911 GT3RS’s listed as new on Autotrader today, prices for cars with the wheel on the right (correct) side are priced from £240,000 to £275,000, all of these cars are listed as new with mileages varying from over 3,100 miles to as little as 20 miles on the clock.
Doing a bit of vague number crunching gives you a 78 to 82 percent price accumulation dependent on the level of options the car has specced from base cost to optioned cost, this is on the basis that the higher priced cars are more option heavy than the lower priced counterparts.
Stay tuned for part 2 as the numbers are about to increase greatly!