Wishlist Wednesday

Cars I’d like to test drive, but could never afford #8

#8 Porsche 911 Turbo S

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2017 MSRP: $188,000

In 2015, over 10,000 Porsche 911 units were sold. Trim level and variant distribution is unknown, however a modest 10% can be assumed for the Turbo and Turbo S.

Why this car?

The alternative is the new 718 which is a mid-engined car. However, Porsche is known for its engine in the wrong spot layout and still pulling it off. To stay within the measure of ‘out of reach pricing’ I decided to avoid the used, unicorn Porsche hunt and opted for the top of the line model amongst the dealer selections. Perhaps one day instead of a test drive, I’ll be able to afford a used 911 model that hasn’t been abused.

Siblings I’d rather drive: Porsche 911R & Porsche 918

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Only 991 examples of 911R are to be made (corresponding to the 991 generation designation), and the R stands for Racing meaning it is a track centered vehicle. Strike two. Ironically, it’s priced the same as our wishlist entry.

The 918 is a hypercar and only 918 are being made and retails for $845,000.

Check out the introductory post for the criteria for this edition of the Wednesday wishlist.

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