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.
I don’t want to suggest that this 911 is inexpensive. Because it most certainly is not. However, in a somewhat relative sense it appears to be priced pretty well. This is one of the 25 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Editions, with 7-speed manual transmission, and sits with 328 miles on the clock. With an asking price of just under $190K it’s still commanding a pretty hefty premium compared to when new, but this one actually is priced a good bit under some recent sales.
Model: 911 Carrera GTS
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 7-speed manual
Mileage: 328 mi
Price: $189,990 Buy It Now
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition\
Instrument Dials in Carmine Red
PASM Sport Suspension
GTS Interior Package
Deletion of GTS Model Designation on Side Doors
Code for Exterior Paint to Sample
Exterior Paint to Sample, Non-Metallic
Black Leather Interior incl. AlcantaraÂ® GTS Package in Carmine Red
Adaptive Sport Seats Plus (18-way) with Memory Package
BOSEÂ® Audio Package
SportDesign exterior mirror lower trims painted in Black (high-gloss)
Wheels Painted in Black (High-Gloss)
Preparation door-sill guards, illuminated
LED Headlights in Black incl. Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus)
Center Console Trim in Carbon Fiber
20-inch Sport Classic Wheels
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Assuming that during its brief time its owner didn’t drive this 911 into anything, the only mark that distinguishes this Rennsport Reunion from others I’ve seen is the mileage. It’s high…well at 328 miles that doesn’t sound right so let’s just say it’s higher. Last month RM Sotheby’s sold a Rennsport Reunion at auction for $225K. It only had 72 miles. It was basically new. Others I’ve seen have shown similar pricing. So this one does have more than 4 times the number of miles! Silliness aside, realistically in the long term those extra miles aren’t likely to mean much and for someone who really would like a Rennsport Edition to drive – I mean they are pretty fantastic drivers having been based on the top-of-the-line Carrera GTS – those miles mean almost nothing. So for almost 40 thousand fewer of your dollars you could get this one and you’d still be one of the few proud 25 owners who have one of the last special edition naturally-aspirated Carreras Porsche seems destined to produce.
As part of its sendoff of the outgoing 991 Porsche has turned to what it knows best: special editions. Inspiration this time did not come from the celebration of a production milestone or anything of that sort, but rather a celebration of some of Porsche’s biggest, and longest-tenured, fans. The Rennsport Reunion. As a Porsche-sanctioned event featuring some of the most prestigious models in Porsche’s history and with the express intention of using those cars on the track – rather than just having them seen – the Rennsport Reunion serves as a fitting showcase of the marque’s motorsport pedigree. To celebrate it makes much sense. The resulting special edition began with the Carrera GTS and its 430 hp being delivered only to the rear wheels, mandates that it come equipped with a manual transmission, and then throws on a number of cosmetic enhancements to help separate it from the rest of the GTS herd. To make it even more special, they only built 25.