Double Take: Iconic Blues – 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

This post is aimed at a pretty specific audience since the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS itself is already a niche vehicle and the two we have here further shrink that niche with their very bright exteriors. I love Porsche’s pastel blues and here we have two of the best and most well known that have been offered, each coming from a different era in Porsche’s history. Mexico Blue and Riviera Blue. Both were paint-to-sample options for the GT3 RS and add an additional layer of cachet to what is already a very high demand machine. The asking prices are, of course, absurd, but given how few of each of these must exist I suppose it is the price that must be paid to own such a potential icon. Let’s begin with the older of the two colors: Mexico Blue:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Mexico Blue 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS on eBay

Year: 2016
Model: 911 GT3 RS
Engine: 4.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 133 mi
Price: $379,995 Buy It Now

BJ Motors is pleased top present this beautiful and in new condition 2016 Porsche GT3 RS Mexico Blue. This amazing Porsche has only 133 miles from new and is a one owner. One of the finest examples of Porsche’s 4.0 line up with a super rare and low production of Mexico Blue Paint to Sample cars. It was rumored to have only 6 cars painted in this particular color, paint to sample was cut off right after this car was built as the demand over weighed the supply.

98 Exterior Paint To Sample, Non Metallic

79 Leather Interior in Black.GT Silver (Alcantara)

Extended Range Fuel Tank 23.9 gal

Light Weight Lithium- Ion Battery

Exterior Paint To Sample

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB)

Front Axle Lift System

Sound Package Plus

Fire Extinguisher

Seat Belts in Black

Luggage Net in Passenger Foot Well

Smoking Package

Light Design Package

Sport Chrono Package (Porsche Track Precision App)

Voice Control

Sirius XM Sat radio, Nav Traffic, NavWeather and HD R

Code for Exterior Paint to Sample

Floor Mats

Sport Chrono Clock Dial In White

Belt Outlet Trim In AlCantara

Vehicle Key Painted

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Mexico Blue originally was offered in the ’70s following the retirement of the very pretty Pastel Blue. It’s perhaps slightly darker, but in no way would any of these colors be confused for a dark blue. The color jumps out at you immediately. Because these colors are non-metallic the nature of the color itself has to provide all of its vibrancy and here we can really see a stark contrast in the way Mexico Blue looks under direct light and then indoors out of direct light. It looks like two different cars! A great color nonetheless. I’m not sure I’m a fan of the black wheels we see here as it seems to create too stark a contrast with the exterior paint, but I’m sure plenty of people will enjoy it. Much of the rest of this GT3 RS is fairly standard so everything comes down to the exterior paint. Let’s now turn things up just a little bit and look at Riviera Blue:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Riviera Blue 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS on eBay

Year: 2016
Model: 911 GT3 RS
Engine: 4.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 40 mi
Price: $379,800 Buy It Now

2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Coupe

PTS Riviera Blue Exterior over Black/Lava Orange Interior with Alcantara

EXTREMELY RARE PTS RIVIERA BLUE! GORGEOUS AND UNIQUE SPEC!
ONLY 40 MILES! SHOWROOM QUALITY THROUGHOUT!

FACTORY OPTIONS INCLUDE:
Riviera Blue Paint to Sample Exterior Finish
(Originally $5,500)

Front Axle Lift System (Originally $3,490)

Black/Lava Orange Leather with Alcantara Seats (Originally $3,480)

LED Headlights with PDLS (Originally $3,110)

Painted PCM Display Surround (Originally $2,225)

Sport Chrono Package (Originally $1,850)
Includes Track Precision App

Air Vent Slats Painted (Originally $1,720)

Illuminated Door Sill Covers in Carbon Fiber
(Originally $1,275)

Sirius XM Radio with HD Radio Receiver
(Originally $1,120)

Sound Package Plus (Originally $700)

Automatically Dimming Mirrors with Integrated Rain Sensor (Originally $690)

Clear Glass Tail Lights (Originally $650)

Light Design Package (Originally $510)

Painted Vehicle Key (Originally $365)

Storage Compartment in Alcantara (Originally $330)

Wheels Painted in Silver (Originally $325)

Headlight Cleaning Covers in Exterior Color
(Originally $295)

Telephone Module (Originally $265)

Leather Key Pouch (Originally $165)

ADDITIONAL UPGRADES INCLUDE:
Full Front Clear Bra

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS:
4.0 Liter 6 Cylinder Engine
-500 Horsepower-
-339 lb/ft of Torque-
Rear Wheel Drive
7-Speed Automatic PDK Transmission
20/21″ Silver Painted Alloy Wheels
Power Adjustable Exterior Mirrors
Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Yellow Painted Carbon Ceramic Brake Calipers
Clear Glass Tail Lights
LED Headlights with Porsche’s Dynamic Lighting System
Rear Axle Steering Technology
Extended Range Fuel Tank
Front Axle Lifting System
Carbon Fiber Illuminated Door Sills
Porsche Torque Vectoring System Plus
Carbon Fiber Adjustable Bucket Seats
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
PCM Navigation System with Painted Surround in Riviera Blue
Black Finished Seat Belts
Sound Package Plus
Lava Orange Interior Stitching and GT3RS Logo on Headrests
Sirius XM Radio
Steering Wheel and Gear Selector in Black Leather
Bluetooth Connectivity

VEHICLE HISTORY:
Extremely Desired & Sought After PTS Riviera Blue!
ONLY 40 Miles While in Showroom Quality Condition!
Exceptional Window Sticker with Thousands in Options!

INCLUDES:
*Two Master Remote Keys Painted in PTS Riviera Blue*
*Original Owners Manuals*
*Original Window Sticker*
*Floor Mats*

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While it may not even seem possible Riviera Blue is even more of a pastel than Mexico Blue and I think that shows well here. Mexico Blue pops well under direct light, whereas Riviera Blue sort of pops no matter what. The colors are close, but that seems to be the biggest difference. This GT3 RS has taken that hyperactive pastel nature of its exterior and continued it – we might even say enhanced it – in the interior where we see Black contrasted by both Lava Orange stitching and door pulls along with Riveria Blue vents and navigation surround. On its own, the Lava Orange stitching works really well on the black seats. As a contrast with the exterior it’s a little odd, but ultimately still looks good. When we add the vents and surrounds in the interior the color contrasts become too jarring for my tastes. Maybe in person it will look better, but in pictures it looks strange, especially the vents. But I guess if you’re going to go for something wild you might as well go all out, right?

As for the pricing, each is priced pretty similarly and both are very low mileage, as we’d expect. The premium being asked for these special colors is more than $100K more than where we’re seeing most examples of the GT3 RS priced these days. For a while almost every one on the market was above $300K, but they have mostly come well down in price with some even dipping below $250K. So you really have to want one of these colors to even begin considering these, but there are going to be very few you’ll find that are better assuming you’re a fan of blue.

-Rob

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