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Nico Rosberg Drag Races a GT2 RS Against a Tesla Model 3 Performance in Monaco!

 

Two potent sports cars face off in an unusual but gorgeous setting.

With the backdrop of the clustered highrises and the turquoise Mediterranean, the 2016 Formula 1 Champion demonstrates just how capable the latest Silicon Valley supercar is against the current ‘Ring King. Nico Rosberg, who hasn’t slowed down much since his retirement from racing in 2016, takes great pride in showing us just where the future of motoring is headed. Some might not be too pleased with the forecast.

The Tesla is bringing a lot to this fight. The twin-engined Model 3 Performance enjoys 450 horsepower, all-wheel drive, immense torque from zero, and an advertised 0-60 time of just 3.2 seconds. With a slippery Monaco pier used as the drag strip, perhaps the Porsche was at a major disadvantage putting that power down from a dig, but it nonetheless demonstrated the versatility and accessibility of the Tesla. Wherever there’s a relatively straight piece of road, every electrified pony can be administered to the pavement without so much as a hiccup.

Given a stickier surface and a longer runway, the GT2 RS’ horsepower advantage would’ve undoubtedly shown through and carried it ahead, though it should be said that it was just barely beaten. However, the Tesla’s real-world performance can trump the GT2 RS’ otherworldly thrust in less-than-ideal conditions—if drag racing down a Monégasque pier could ever be considered less than ideal.

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Nick Yelloly secures pole position in Monaco

On the demanding street circuit in Monte Carlo, Nick Yelloly turned the fastest lap in qualifying for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.

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2018 Porsche Monaco Auction Results

Bonhams

Bonhams didn’t exactly wow the world of Porsche with their offerings in Monaco this year. Sure, a handful of collectors paid good money for good cars, but there weren’t really any headliners for the P-car folks, and the results sort of convey that. In my opinion, the 964 RS pictured above was a good buy, considering rarity, condition, and the iconic color. The 2.7 Carrera RS at RM Sotheby’s stole the show, and perhaps deflated the value of the one offered by Bonhams a bit, as it just barely eked out its low estimate sale. With a pair of no-sale lots in an already small offering, there isn’t much more to discuss.

Total Porsches Offered: 6 | Total Porsches Sold: 4 | Total Porsche Sales: $1,184,234 | Sell Through Rate: 66.7%

Lot 108 – 1959 Porsche 356B T5 Roadster – Realized: $165,434 vs. Pre-Auction Est. $150,000 – $210,000

Lot 115 – 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring Sunroof Coupe – Realized: $689,310 vs. Pre-Auction Est. $680,000 – $920,000

Lot 116 – 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS (964) – Realized: $275,724 vs Pre-Auction Est. $220,000 – $300,000

Lot 139 – 1967 Porsche 912 Coupe – Realized: $53,766 vs. Pre-Auction Est. $49,000 – $62,000

Lot 142 – 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 – No Sale vs. Pre-Auction Est. $470,000 – $540,000

Lot 145 – 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L X88 – No Sale vs. Pre-Auction Est. $310,000 – $370,000

RM Sotheby’s

It’s hard to fault an auction house for bringing a super high quality Porsche lineup to their premier auctions, even when they only sell half of those cars. In this case, a few of the heavy hitters from the Porsche roster went unsold, and we’re disappointed with that, but evidently the right buyers just weren’t in the room that night. Of the ones that did sell, however, a nice original 911 Carrera 2.7 RS lightweight sold for well over $1,000,000, and the brand new ostensibly Cayman-based Ruf CTR3 supercar went for well over $1,000,000 as well. Personally, I think the 914/6 FIA-approved race car was the buy of the night. It sold for far less than a stock original 914/6 might, and it’ll be a whole lot more fun, as street-legal race cars are the best kinds. Besides, only 3338 6-cylinder 914s were built in the first place.

Total Porsches Offered: 16 | Total Porsches Sold: 8 | Total Porsche Sales: 4,075,725 EUR | Sell Through Rate: 50%

Lot 126 – 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition – Realized: 109,250 EUR vs. Pre-Auction Est. 140,000 – 160,000 EUR

Lot 139 – 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo – No Sale vs. Pre-Auction Est. 150,000 – 200,000 EUR

Lot 140 – 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo ‘Group B’ – No Sale vs. Pre-Auction Est. 170,000 – 230,000 EUR

Lot 141 – 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight – Realized: 1,242,500 EUR vs. Pre-Auction Est. 1,400,000 – 1,800,000 EUR

Lot 142 – 1969 Porsche 911S 2.2L Coupe ‘Prototype’ – No Sale vs. Pre-Auction Est. 250,000 – 350,000 EUR

Lot 144 – 1955 Porsche 356A Carrera GS Sunroof Coupe – No Sale vs. Pre-Auction Est. 550,000 – 600,000 EUR

Lot 157 – 1965 Porsche 911 Coupe – Realized: 297,500 EUR vs.Pre-Auction Est. 275,000 – 325,000 EUR

Lot 159 – 2018 RUF CTR3 Clubsport – Realized: 1,107,500 EUR vs. No Estimate Available

Lot 162 – 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Coupe – No Sale vs. Pre-Auction Est. 225,000 – 275,000 EUR

Lot 164 – 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort – Realized: 837,500 EUR vs. Pre-Auction Est. 785,000 – 950,000 EUR

Lot 169 – 1972 Porsche 914/6 FIA Race Car – Realized: 73,600 EUR vs. Pre-Auction Est. 90,000 – 110,000 EUR

Lot 175 – 1994 RUF 911 BTR Cabriolet – Realized: 161,000 EUR vs. Pre-Auction Est. 160,000 – 190,000 EUR

Lot 180 – 2012 RUF Rt 35 Anniversary Coupe – No Sale vs. No Estimate Available

Lot 187 – 1991 RUF RCT Evo Coupe – No Sale vs. Pre-Auction Est. 180,000 – 220,000 EUR

Lot 189 – 1981 Porsche 924 GTR – No Sale vs. Pre-Auction Est. 475,000 – 525,000 EUR

Lot 191 – 2011 Porsche 911 (997) Speedster – Realized: 246,875 EUR vs. Pre-Auction Est. 180,000 – 220,000 EUR

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The Opulent Porsche 2018 Monaco Auction Preview

Monaco is known for high-dollar big-rollers and is synonymous with pricey cars both historic and brand new. Perhaps, then, that is why there are a series of automotive auctions happening in concert with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique event. Our old friends in the form of RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams are showing up to the event with a scad of beautiful Porsche lots. This event is a big deal, and there are some seriously heavy hitters on the auction roster for this event. Here is a breakdown of our favorites. Grab a paddle and start bidding, if you can get on the bidder’s list.

Bonhams –

With only six Porsche lots for Monaco, Bonhams is clearly focusing on other marques. That said, the ones they are bringing are exciting in and of themselves. Any auction that includes a 2.7 RS is always worthy of the attention of Porsche fiends, and this white example is no different. Toss in a gorgeous Rubystone 964 RS and a 997 GT3 RS 4.0, and you’ve got the ingredients for the start of a Porsche RS collection.

Lot 115 – 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring Sunroof Coupe – Est. $680,000 – $920,000

If ever there were such a thing as a ‘driver grade’ Carrera 2.7 RS, it would be this example, and that’s no slight against the car, by the way. This Porsche has traversed over 150,000 miles with its original engine and gearbox remaining intact. This is a rare French-delivered 911 with a sunroof and electric window operation. It’s said to retain 95% of its original body panels, and has allegedly never been involved in any kind of accident in all those miles. The Porsche’s entire history is known and spoken for, and it’s been fitted with a few non-factory components that give this 911 a special feel. There are a pair of period-correct Recaro sport seats installed, a pair of driving lamps were fitted, an electric radio antenna was added, as well as a battery cut-off switch. The original yellow French market light lenses are included in the sale, even.

This Porsche has been thoroughly checked over by 2.7 RS specialists Gaby and Gert Callewaert from Belgium, and they spoke quite highly of its condition. It was originally delivered to Sonauto, and is one of only four sunroof-equipped Porsches to have been exported to France. The car even retains its original Blaupunkt radio, jack, tool kit, and tire compressor. It’s a highly original Carrera RS that you could purchase and immediately start driving on a regular basis. With as many miles as this car has racked up, adding a few of your own won’t be to the detriment of its value. These cars were meant to be driven, so buy this one and drive it!

Lot 108 – 1959 Porsche 356B T5 Roadster – Est. $150,000 – $210,000

Of all the open-top 356s, the Roadster’s sleek and elegant shape has always struck me as the most attractive. As cool as an earlier Speedster might be, it’s too unadorned and simplistic to be classically beautiful, and the shorter windshield doesn’t look proportional to the rest of the car’s dimensions. Based on a T5 B chassis, the Roadster is a compromise between the tall windshield of the Cabriolet and the low riser Speedster, the Goldilocks ‘just right’ height. Aside from all that, the later style of bumpers has always been my personal favorite.

While the auction doesn’t indicate and engine number or specification, the raised center caps would seem to indicate this car has the 75-horsepower ‘Super’ engine. Only 2653 T5 Roadsters were built, and a mere fraction of those were fitted with a Super 1600 engine. There is a lot to like about this blue chip collectible car.

This Porsche was originally delivered to Inter Continental Motors in San Antonio, Texas. The prior owner purchased the Roadster in California in the mid-1980s, and had it shipped to the UK where it underwent a full restoration. The current owner, and seller, of the 356 was involved in the process of the car’s restoration, and loved the Porsche so much he purchased it for his own in 1988. For the next thirty years the owner used the 356 for tours of Europe with his wife. The car has been displayed at many Porsche Club GB concours events, and has won numerous awards for cleanliness and originality.

Other Bonhams Porsche Lots For Sale 

Lot 116 – 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS (964) – Est. $220,000 – $300,000

Lot 139 – 1967 Porsche 912 Coupe – Est. $49,000 – $62,000

Lot 142 – 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 – Est. $470,000 – $540,000

Lot 145 – 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L X88 – Est. $310,000 – $370,000

RM Sotheby’s –

In stark opposition to Bonhams stunning lack of Porsche lots, across town at RM Sotheby’s, there is a veritable buffet of significant Porsche lots. With a 959, a pair of RUFs, and a 914 racer, this was a really hard choice to narrow down to just a pair of favorites. Ultimately, a choice had to be made, and I’ve selected these two interesting Porsches to provide a bit more about.

Lot 140 – 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo ‘Group B’ – Est. 170,000 – 230,000 EUR

Here is one you may not have heard of yet. A few special 911 Turbo buyers in the 1980s were keen on adding a bit more power to their already terrifying (in period) Porsche. This upgrade package could be purchased from Porsche’s Sunderwunsch, or through a handful of Porsche’s worldwide distributors, and included a larger oil cooler, a larger intercooler, and a larger turbocharger. Further, the cylinder heads were swapped out for lower compression units to allow a huge increase in boost without pre-ignition. The best part of the kit, however, was a 935-style knob in the cockpit that could be used to manually adjust the level of boost your engine received. The Porsche’s front valance was modified to accept the large oil cooler, but otherwise outward appearance remained unchanged.

This particular example was imported to Sweden. VAG prepared the car post Porsche delivery, and the owner took delivery of their wild child Porsche at the Stockholm dealer in January of 1988. With fewer than 42,000 kilometers on the odometer, this 911 remains in surprisingly original condition. All of the factory literature can still be found in the glove box, even the invitation for the new owner to join the Porsche Club of Sweden. RM Sotheby’s claims that 677 of these so-called J-program Porsches were built, and likely very few are presented in such original condition.

Lot 189 – 1981 Porsche 924 GTR – Est. 475,000 – 525,000 EUR

Just looking at the image above, and tell me you wouldn’t want the opportunity to tussle with this turbocharged beast. It was a strange part of Porsche’s history when they started building 924 racing cars that were as fast or faster than some of their 911 race cars. With a few hundred horsepower more than a standard 924 Turbo, plus a huge widebody, and some not insignificant aero modifications, this is one of the craziest street-to-motorsport transformations since Porsche’s own 935. Look at that huge turbo bulge, the giant NACA ducts, the sundown-stripe livery, and the anachronistically incredible center lock Gotti wheels, and you’ve got one of the coolest vintage racing cars on the planet.

This isn’t really all that historically significant of a car. It never won Daytona or Sebring or Le Mans, but it was campaigned reasonably successfully in IMSA sprint races, taking a handful of in-class podium finishes. It raced from 1982 through 1986, getting slightly less competitive with each passing year. It was a privateer car campaigned by privateer drivers. It was never fully up to the task of taking on factory-backed efforts. But that’s okay, because you can get behind the wheel of this thing and give it hell at Rennsport Reunion this fall, or any other vintage racing event for that matter. The car has already been entered in, and accepted to, Le Mans Classic later this summer, so the car’s new owner could race at Le Mans within months of purchase. In 2011, this car was treated to a complete restoration, and it shows. This is a knockout racer that you should definitely add to your collection.

Other RM Sotheby’s Porsche Lots For Sale

Lot 126 – 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition – Est. 140,000 – 160,000 EUR

Lot 139 – 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo – Est. 150,000 – 200,000 EUR

Lot 141 – 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight – Est. 1,400,000 – 1,800,000 EUR

Lot 142 – 1969 Porsche 911S 2.2L Coupe ‘Prototype’ – Est. 250,000 – 350,000 EUR

Lot 144 – 1955 Porsche 356A Carrera GS Sunroof Coupe – Est. 550,000 – 600,000 EUR

Lot 157 – 1965 Porsche 911 Coupe – Est. 275,000 – 325,000 EUR

Lot 162 – 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Coupe – Est. 225,000 – 275,000 EUR

Lot 164 – 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort – Est. 785,000 – 950,000 EUR

Lot 169 – 1972 Porsche 914/6 FIA Race Car – Est. 90,000 – 110,000 EUR

Lot 175 – 1994 RUF 911 BTR Cabriolet – Est. 160,000 – 190,000 EUR

Lot 187 – 1991 RUF RCT Evo Coupe – Est. 180,000 – 220,000 EUR

Lot 191 – 2011 Porsche 911 (997) Speedster – Est. 180,000 – 220,000 EUR

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Une Porsche 917K homologuée pour la route

La Porsche 917K est l’un des modèles de compétition les plus emblématiques de la marque allemande. Un exemplaire vient d’être homologué pour un usage routier. Les images semblent surréalistes. Hormis une mise en scène que l’on devine savamment orchestrée, elles correspondent pourtant bien à une réalité. Cette Porsche 917, propriété de Claudio Roddaro, a été immatriculée […]

Cet article Une Porsche 917K homologuée pour la route est apparu en premier sur Leblogauto.com.

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