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Who knew it would be so hard to spend several hundred thousand dollars on a very niche car? In the latest episode of “Buying a new car is a miserable experience” we have the drama surrounding the new Porsche GT cars and people getting their feelings hurt over it. The short of it is select loyal customers are given allocations to new GT3 and GT4 RS cars only for them to be offered up on the used market for tens of thousands of dollars over what they paid after they took a few laps around the cul-de-sac. This leads to the salesman down at the dealership that sold the car to the owner texting threatening messages to the owner stating their relationship is over in the same style as 15-year-olds do when a member of the opposite sex is spending a little bit too much time at another person’s locker in between classes at the junior high school. I wish I was joking.
Today, we have a 2023 GT4 RS up for sale in California with actually a fair amount of miles on the odometer, a whole 717, for around $100,000 over what the sticker price was. Worth it to not deal with a dealer?
The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS models are finally starting to roll out and people can not get enough of them. Well, those who can afford them. Just to refresh, these had a starting price of just a tag over $150,000 and the sky is basically the limit in terms of options. Naturally, the Weissach Package adds a quick $13,250 and several other things you wouldn’t think would cost a bunch of money, but actually does. Then of course is the markup. On the secondary market, sure, you can expect that. However, a Porsche dealer retailing the car as new with just 18 miles? Wait until you see this asking price.
If you’ll allow me to indulge a little bit I’d like to present this…which is insane. Here we have one of the more unique ideas when spec’ing a Porsche. This Liquid Metal Chrome Blue 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder was built to replicate the look of the 918 RSR Concept, which Porsche showed at the Detroit Motor Show back in 2011. A lot of concept cars are conceptual for a reason, but the 918 RSR, since it was to be the racing version of the production car, was truer to the look of the real thing than some over-the-top concepts tend to be. Thus, why not go for that look? And they’ve done a heck of a job of it too! Even the interior color appears to replicate that of the Concept.
Of course, they aren’t identical. The RSR was a fixed-roof version of the 918 and the one we see here remains in the standard Spyder configuration. The aero isn’t quite as pronounced either, but this car was meant to be driven on public roads so we can excuse that. Oh, and it has been driven. This 918 has 10,363 miles on it!