Porsche cars have been created to deliver sheer, unrivaled excitement to whomever is lucky enough to be seated behind the wheel of one.
Designed by one of Germany’s most prestigious auto producers, Porsche offers state of the art high-performance vehicles, and has done so since 1948. Now, that’s almost a century of world-leading machinery and cutting-edge technology being pumped out of the factory works!
Without further ado, let’s explore ten of the most expensive Porsches to have ever existed!
10. 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0
Very similar to the Porsche 911 that was sold from 2005 until 2012, the 2011 Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 is the new and improved version that will make your mouth water.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is the ultimate of the tiers as far as Porsches are concerned, with GT2 and GT3 being the standards, with the 4.0 model being the cream of the crop sports car.
This 2011 GT3 features 493 horsepower and 8500 rpm, with a long stroke crank, titanium rods, a road cylinder head with mutable cam timing, and a catalyzed exhaust.
Another highlight of this one is its sharp steering and instant throttle response. In addition to the engine having dynamic adaptive mounts, it’s computer-commanded to lock the engine/trans unit concretely to the shell.
There have only been six hundred of this model manufactured across the globe- and they have all been sold!
Valued at $185,000, this sportscar is surely a collector’s item.
9. Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 IROC
After racing regulations deemed the Porsche 917 unfit for racing, Porsche chose to design a new and improved model of it- the Porshe 911 Carrera RSR 3.0.
Compared to the 917, this one has a wider front spoiler, wider wheel arches, and a signature rear wing (which sparked the rear-wing craze).
The RSR has a full body that allows for Fuchs wheels shod in fat tires and a big fiberglass whaletail.
This vehicle also boasts a 3-liter 2 cylinder SOHC engine that provides up to 330 horsepower.
The Porsche 911 was sold at the 2016 Amelia Island Auction for $2.3 million dollars.
8. 1994 Schuppan 962 CR
Built by Australian driver Vern Schuppan, the 1994 Schuppan 962 CR Porsche is based on the Porsche 962 race car.
This mid-engine rear wheel drive is powered by a 3.3 liter twin-turbo B6 engine that provides 600 horsepower, reaching up to three hundred and seventy kilometers per hour.
The Schuppan 962 was actually built as a tribute to Schuppan’s victory when he had been behind the wheel of the Porsche 956 at the Le Mans competition, dominating the race.
When this set of wheels was brand new on the market, it was one of the most expensive cars ever produced- valued at $2.5 million.
7. 2010 Porsche 918 Spyder
Coming in at about $3 million, the 2010 Porsche 918 Spyder is a mid-engine plug-in hybrid sportscar that links high-technology racing attributes with electric-mobility.
This 4.6 liter V8 engine produces 608 horsepower with two electric motors that develop an additional 279 horsepower, accounting for a total of 887 horsepower.
Power is conveyed to the wheels by a seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission that feeds the power of the electric drive system to the rear axle. The front wheel electric drive powers the wheels through a fixed transmission ratio.
Being a hybrid, this Porsche’s CO2 emissions are equivalent to that of a compact car. Betcha didn’t know that sportscars could be hybrids!
The top speed of this beast zooms up to three hundred and forty kilometers per hour. And, it can go from zero kilometers to one hundred in under three point two seconds.
6. 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder
One of the more expensive Porsches, the 1959 718 RSK is said to be the closest to the first model of sportscars that Porsche had ever come out with- the Porshe 550, with some new and improved elements, of course!
Being one of only thirty-seven ever built, the 718 RSK was built to keep the original Porsche 550 model ‘alive.’ An interesting disparity between the original Porsche and the 718 is the lower front frame on the 718 that gives off the illusion of the letter ‘K,’ hence the name ‘RSK’.
This racing vehicle features a flat-four air-cooled engine, twin overhead cam shafts, and 150 horsepower at 7200 rpm.
The 718 was one of the third sets of RSK’s characterized by wishbone rear suspension and a simplified rear chassis to facilitate in-car gear shift changes.
Worth about $3 million, this sportscar portrays the ingenuity of a triumphant legend.
5. Porsche Rinspeed zaZen
One of the lightest weight cars in its class and worth over two million, the Porsche Rinspeed zaZen was built by Bayer MaterialScience Technology, a major world plastic producer.
Due to its light weight, you can imagine that it doesn’t take much to get this angel up and flying through the skies. In addition to its feather-light weight, this sportscar features a 3.8-liter 4 cylinder DOHC engine by Porsche.
This savage is basically a Porsche 911, but it has a long tail and a transparent bubble rooftop, and features a central rear brake light that’s displayed as a hologram. The fancy paint job is of a pearlescent white color with crystals from Swarovski embedded in it.
The Rinspeed zaZen was first debuted at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, and is worth $4 million.
4. The Porsche 993
Porsche’s “Project Gold” Porsche 993, deemed so because it was coated in golden yellow paint with a metallic gleam, sold for a little over $4.1 million Canadian dollars this year.
This was the last generation of Porsche built with an air-cooled engine, and features a twin turbo flat-six and 450 horsepower from a 3.6 liter engine.
This Porsche was constructed from a 993 body shell that the company simply had laying around and turned it into a supercharged marvel.
The 993 was premiered at Rennsport Reunion of this year- the only catch is that it’s not quite able to be driven on the streets just yet. It still needs to have a new VIN tag and to conform with new car standards since it was built in 2018 before it can be taken for a legal ride.
3. 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder
This 1973 917/30 Can-Am Spyder Porsche is the real-deal banana peel.
It features an unbelievably powerful turbocharged flat-12 engine with 1100 horsepower, twin KKK turbochargers, a four-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension with coil springs and shock absorber, in addition to four-wheel ventilated disc brakes.
This vehicle’s wheelbase is lengthy, too, which allows for extra fuel capacity as well as strengthened suspension elements.
This colorful beauty was the last of four 917/30 chassis wheeled out by the factory in Weissach, Germany.
This is one of the most expensive racing cars in history, dominating its only season of competition and setting a closed-course speed record.
In March of 2012, this 917 sold for $4.4 million as part of the Jerry Seinfeld collection at Amelia Island.
2. 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion
Worth over two million dollars, this most expensive Porsche is a sportscar that was designed to compete in the GT1 class of sportscar racing, and features a 3.2 liter B6 engine with 550 horsepower.
This speed-racer can go from zero to one hundred kilometers in a whopping three point seven seconds.
The GT1 has a similar rear to the Porsche 962 with the front end of a Porsche 963, and features a carbon fibre body shell.
An interesting tidbit about the Porsche 911 GT1 is that it was one of only twenty-five models ever made known to have been imported into the United States.
This sultry sportscar was auctioned for $5.6 million by Gooding & Company.
1. The 1970 Porsche 917k
The most expensive Porsche of all time and considered to be the best racing car ever created, the 1970 Porsche 917k sold at Pebble Beach, California for $14,080,000 last year, making it the most expensive Porsche to have ever been sold!
The 917k has a flat nose, souped-up wheel arches, a canopy-like cabin, with its engine lid mounted on the spaceframe.
It has a lightweight body constructed from polyester and fiberglass panels that have been mounted on an aluminum spaceframe chassis, and runs on five-spoke, cast-alloy wheels.
A unique interior feature is that the shifter is placed near the driver’s door, instead of on the center console.
Its 4.4-liter engine has 572 horsepower, and can go over two hundred miles per hour! Its stopping stamina stems from the internally vented discs and four-piston aluminum calipers, as well as the suspension system’s race-spec coil springs Bilstein shocks.
In 1968, this was the first 917 to ever enter into a competition. Then, in early 1969, it had been driven at the 1000 Kilometers of Spa competition, and then yet again in 1970 at the Le Mans Competition. This Porsche competed once again at the Le Mans the following year, and with its matchless velocity and dependability, shredded its competitors.
Most Expensive Porsche FAQ’s:
Are Porsches expensive to maintain?
This varies dramatically depending on the condition, age, and model of the Porsche.
You should plan on servicing your Porsche every ten thousand miles or so. A minor service that includes an oil change, filters, and an inspection generally runs from two and four hundred dollars, while a more significant service would cost you between four and six hundred dollars.
Depending on the model you have, a brake job would cost roughly between $900 and $1,800 dollars.
Just know that its vital to use the proper grade brake pads and rotors for the exact Porsche that you have, as not all brakes are created equally.
Are Porsches expensive to insure?
The mere sound of the name Porsche sounds pricey to insure.
Be prepared to pay a decent premium in exchange for zipping around in this sports car.
The average yearly cost of insuring a Porsche is $2,343. As with anything, compare coverage options, and remember that your driving record may also affect the premium amount.
Which is more expensive, Porsche or Lamborghini?
According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Porsche makes roughly $23,000 on every vehicle it sells. This is more than Lamborghini, making Porsche more expensive.
Porsche seems to be the profit leader because its products are exclusive and are produced in larger numbers than Lamborghini, or say, Bentley. There are also parts that are able to be shared between Porsche and mainstream auto brands, minimizing auto gear replacement costs.
What is the most expensive Porsche in India?
In India, the 2018 Porsche 911 is for sale at a whopping 3.8 Rupees cr.
Some of its features include seven hundred horsepower, a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six that pairs with a seven-speed transmission, a new cooling system for the engine, rear axle steering, ceramic composite brakes, and a lightweight titanium exhaust system.
This beauty hits ten kilometers in 2.7 seconds, and its top speed is three hundred and forty kilometers per hour.
What is the most expensive Porsche at auction, historically speaking?
Formerly owned by Jo Siffert, the Porsche 917k sold for nearly twelve million euros at an auction, making it the most expensive Porsche to ever be sold like so.
An interesting detail is that this most expensive Porsche ever auctioned comes in at number twenty-three in the list of the most expensive cars ever auctioned.