The many costly Porsche models of all time

Posted on 04. Dec, 2018 by in Porsche Canada

At a start of a third season, Porsche welcomes Ted Gushue, who has done a name for himself as an consultant on singular and disdainful cars during his long-standing reign as Editorial Director of Petrolicious. Gushue introduces a 5 many costly Porsche cars in front of Castle Solitude in Stuttgart.

The initial is a genuine sports automobile legend: a Porsche 917/30 Spyder. With a blue and yellow clothing and observable “Die Hard” logo, it not usually won over fans of a CanAm competition series, though also positioned itself as one of a many sought-after sports cars on a market. Probably one of a many absolute competition cars that Porsche has ever produced, it fetched USD 3,000,000 during auction. The framework series 917/30-004 had already altered hands for millions during progressing auctions.

“The hulk killer” achieved an considerable tip speed

Number 4 in a ranking is a Porsche 550 A Spyder. This sports automobile bears framework series 550A-0145 and was auctioned for no reduction than USD 5.17 million in 1958. The tiny sports automobile has a 1.5-litre horizontally against engine from Dr. Ernst Fuhrmann, and achieved an considerable tip speed of 240km/h on a world’s competition marks – one of a reasons it was also called “the hulk killer”.

The subsequent sports automobile on a list is a Porsche GT1 Strassenversion from 1998. A indication of a road-approved Le Mans leader was sole during auction for USD 5,665,000 in Mar 2017. A towering volume that was fit by a 3.2-litre six-cylinder horizontally against engine producing adult to 800hp. Its physique is especially done from CO fibre. The GT1 accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in only 3.6 seconds and apparently won Ted Gushue’s indebtedness even faster than that.

In second place is a competition automobile that will perpetually have a place in a story books: a Porsche 956. The automobile with a framework series 956-003 from 1982 altered hands for some-more than USD 10 million in 2015. The altogether 1983 Le Mans leader has been driven by legends such as Jacky Ickx, Al Holbert and Derek Bell. As good as a famous racing drivers, a 956 was also a initial competition automobile to utilize a supposed “ground effect”, creation it a benchmark in a 1980s.

The 917 has a special place in a Porsche story books

One gourmet was peaceful to compensate even some-more for a top-ranked car: a Porsche 917 K temperament framework series 917-024 was sole for over USD 14 million. The series 024 is no other than a automobile driven by Jo Siffert in Steve McQueen’s film, “Le Mans”, in 1971. Regardless of this specimen’s Hollywood career, a 917 has a special place in a Porsche story books. It was a initial ever altogether Le Mans leader in 1970. It was propitious with a initial 5-litre V12 engine grown in Weissach that was not horizontally opposed, explains Ted.

At a finish of a episode, Ted bids farewell in another Porsche that is of impassioned value to him personally. Watch here to see that indication this is:


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