2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition

For reasons I can’t quite put my finger on I’m quite attracted to Porsche’s Rennsport Reunion 911. While not really in the sort of colors I tend to prefer there is something great about the overall package and when I see one I definitely take notice. The Rennsport Reunion Edition served to commemorate the fifth Rennsport Reunion held at Laguna Seca Raceway in September 2015. It is a showcase of Porsche racecars from throughout its history.

We are sometimes hard on Porsche for its constant commemorative and special edition 911s. In most cases they just seem like another way to move some cars and in truth that’s probably the primary intent. But I will say this, in more recent years these special editions have been produced in very limited numbers. If you’re going to make something special, then you might as well go all out. The Rennsport Reunion Edition 911 is no different: only 25 were made. If you want one opportunities can be fleeting.

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Year: 2016
Model: 911 Carrera GTS
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 7-speed manual
Mileage: 4,001 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($169,995 Buy It Now)

This 2016 Porsche 911 GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition is offered to you for sale by Manhattan Motorcars. This is one of 25 Rennsport Editions produced. Manual Transmission! This Porsche includes: PASM SPORTS SUSPENSION (-20MM) RENNSPORT REUNION EDITION CUSTOM COLOR UNI 18-WAY ADAPTIVE SPORT SEATS PLUS W/MEMORY PKG BOSE AUDIO PACKAGE LED HEADLIGHTS IN BLACK DELETION OF GTS MODEL DESIGNATION ON SIDE DOORS PAINTED SPORTDESIGN EXT. MIRROR LOWER TRIMS IN BLK REAR PARKASSIST INSTRUMENT DIALS IN CARMINE RED PAINTED VEHICLE KEY CODE FOR EXTERIOR PAINT TO SAMPLE PREPARATION FOR ILLUMINATED DOOR SILL GUARDS EXTERIOR PAINT TO SAMPLE GTS INTERIOR PACKAGE *Note – For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.*

The Rennsport Reunion Edition was based off of the Carrera GTS so it came very well equipped. Like any GTS you got a wider rear and 430 hp delivered only to the rear wheels. A 7-speed manual was standard for the Rennsport along with 18-way adaptive sport seats and sport suspension. Both the exterior and interior received visual enhancements as well. Painted in Fashion Grey with black and red stripes and decals, paired with gloss black wheels, the exterior looks great. It’s definitely set apart from other 911 models and those familiar with the Edition will recognize one immediately. The interior is a sea of Alcantara that contrasts well with the Carmine Red stitching along much of the dash and seats. A Carmine Red center tach and seat belts complete the picture. It all just works really well in both a subtle and eye-catching way.

When first released prices for one of these were insane. Asking prices and some sales easily eclipsed $200K. I even featured one priced just under $200K that I thought was reasonably priced! As I said it was a little insane. Relative to those this one is priced even better. It does have more miles on it, but honestly I’m not bothered by that. I’d rather see someone drive and enjoy these cars than let them sit in the garage. After all, the Rennsport Reunion itself is intended as an on-track showcase of Porsche’s iconic cars. It would be a shame to let the special edition 911 bearing its name to sit unused.

-Rob

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2 Comments

  1. Still don’t get the pricing in these – fashion grey is a fairly frequently ordered PTS color. The red gauges, black wheels etc are all available as individual options. So basically then the only thing this car has that’s unique are the stripes ?!

    That’s a hefty premium for stickers….and perhaps a numbered plaque.

  2. Yeah I was always somewhat dumbfounded by the high asking prices. But then I started seeing some of them sell and it was even more confusing! At some point their rarity will probably matter to people, we’re just quite a ways from that time.

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