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Start The New Year Right With LEGO’s Porsche 911 RSR

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In case your eldest has been shooting you nasty looks after Christmas, maybe they’re frustrated something like this wasn’t sitting wrapped underneath the tree. Appealing to a child’s love for racing cars and their love for LEGOs, this LEGO Technic Porsche 911 RSR model should keep them quiet for the next few weeks, which would be a healthy way to bring in the new year.

To develop one of their most complex kits yet, Lego partnered with Porsche on this hyper-detailed and stunning RSR. The flowing lines of the 991, the angular aerodynamic elements, and the distinctive red, white, and black livery, catches the eye. More than just eye candy, this 1,580-piece kit features plenty of moving parts. The six-cylinder boxer engine with moving pistons. The differential too is a moving, working piece.

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Other facets of the RSR include a rear wing with ‘swan neck’ mounts, an extended rear diffuser, and specially designed side mirrors. Inside the accessible cockpit resides a radar screen, working steering, a fire extinguisher system, and even a track map of the Laguna Seca circuit printed onto the driver’s door. There’s no shortage of detail here.

Whether you’re looking to decorate your office or mancave, convince your child to pursue a degree in engineering, or to make up for the gift of gym socks, this hyper-realistic LEGO Technic Porsche 911 RSR is a good way to go. After all, it’s not too late for a gift that was « lost in the mail ». Or, maybe, just buy one for yourself.

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Our Favorite Porsches On Ebay This Week: Volume 127

We’ve been compiling some amazing Porsche models on eBay for a few years now, and we’ve seen some pretty astonishing examples pop up now and again. This week we’re focusing on Porsche wristwatches. A lot of Porsche enthusiasts are more than happy to wear their love for the marque on their sleeve. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed our curated look at the Porsche market. Keep in mind, some of these Porsches could be great collection investments, while others might prove to do more financial harm than good.

INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR PORSCHE FEATURED HERE?

Every other week, we feature 5 of our favorite Porsches on eBay. That post is sent out to our mailing list of more than 17,000 Porsche owners and fans and is seen by 10s of thousands of other readers who visit our site directly. If you’re selling a Porsche on eBay and would like to see it featured here, just shoot us an email with the details and we’ll be back in touch. Otherwise, feel free to check out all the other eBay listings we have on our Porsches for sale pages.

1. Porsche Design Automatic Chronograph For Sale

With a Valjoux 7750 movement, this watch is a serious piece of equipment with an interesting wrinkle grey finish on the case. It’s got a bit of vintage cool with a quality sweep movement. It might be the best movement the Swiss ever turned out, and a very cool face design from the Germans at Porsche Design. Pairs perfectly with a 993.

For more pictures, pricing and information, check out the full listing on eBay.

2. Porsche Design GMT By IWC For Sale

This watch is an awesomely anachronistic 1990s look that will catch the eye of many Porsche enthusiasts and watch enthusiasts. With a GMT dial and IWC movement, this is a seriously quality piece, but with lots of titanium in the construction, it should remain light and easy to wear. Pairs perfectly with a 944 S2 Cabriolet.

For more pictures, pricing and information, check out the full listing on eBay.

3. Omega Speedmaster Porsche Club Of America Special Edition For Sale

A brand new Omega Speedmaster is never going to be an inexpensive proposition, especially when its a one-of-99 special edition. This watch is a gorgeous grey-yellow motif inspired by the Porsche Club of America. Pairs perfectly with a Chalk 991 Turbo S.

For more pictures, pricing and information, check out the full listing on eBay.

4. Minimalist Early 1980s Porsche Design Watch For Sale

With a simple rubber band and an even simpler watch face, this piece is the perfect embodiment of early 1980s minimalist design. Looking like something straight out of TRON, this sweet little watch will pair perfectly with your Pascha-interior 924 Turbo.

For more pictures, pricing and information, check out the full listing on eBay.

5. German Quartz Movement « Porsche » Watch For Sale

I’m not sure this watch was officially sanctioned by Porsche, but it’s a classy vintage wrist piece that someone will surely desire. With a pinstriped brown face and a nice metal case, it looks like a decent watch, but likely not worth the asking price of the listing. It seems like it would match nicely with a Sepia Brown 1976 911S.

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Porsche’s Top Five Secret Prototypes

Few people get a sense of how groundbreaking Porsche’s cars are, as they so often blend into the background in a chic location. Nonetheless, the thought and innovation present in every one of their varied designs make Porsche a special marque. Even more so—some of their incredible cars didn’t quite make the cut, and here are a few of those special machines never released to the public.

The selected cars here might not have been palatable enough for a broad audience, hence their inclusion on this list. One of these cars is the 984, a lightweight machine designed between 1984 and 1987 to « achieve dynamic driving characteristics through low driving resistances instead of high engine power. » Its 1,940-pound weight allowed for a 150-horsepower motor to provide all the propulsion necessary, but, not surprisingly, this spartan sports car never saw production.

Next on the list could’ve been considered an eyesore by some, but its potential for open-air jaunts through the mountains can’t be ignored. The 2002 Cayenne Cabrio sported an open top, a targa-style rollbar, and two different rears plastered onto one car. Certainly an uncommon mixture of elements, but a design exercise years ahead of its time.

The 1987 Speedster Clubsport was equally willing to shun convention. Inspired by the single-seater Speedster of the 1950s, this beauty could’ve been a small-batch car for the discerning enthusiast looking for a more visceral experience. No windscreen and a very small driving compartment would make the heart pump a bit faster, wouldn’t it?

The Porsche Panamericana was a study completed in just a few months. Obviously, this highly stylized car was a break from the standard proportions of the Porsche lineup, and by using a bevy of flowing lines and rounded shapes, it laid the foundation for the 993 and the 996 generations. Additionally, the Panamericana’s roof set the stage for the forthcoming targa tops in the 1990s.

The last of these prototypes was the 918 Spyder Rolling chassis. Shown to a small batch of journalists back in 2011, this monster set the stage for what is arguably Porsche’s most technologically sophisticated sports car.

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Porsche 911 (2019) : 1ères impressions sur circuit

VIDEO. Un tour en passager à bord de la nouvelle Porsche 911 à Hockenheim, ça vous tente ? C’est par ici !

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Porsche Takes The Macan S Into More Exclusive Territory

One-off show car hints at the possibilities for personalization.

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