All Of The Things You Could Buy For The Price Of This Porsche 911's Paint Job

This is the Porsche 911 Turbo S, which starts at around $200,000 on its own. But buying a base model is for peasants, and you’re not really flaunting what you’ve got until you add a paint job that costs half of what the car did and enough options to never get the chance to use them all. That’s what cars are for, right?


Here’s an expensively green Porsche 911 Turbo S in all of its glory, from the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur shop:

The account that posted the photo of the car above felt the need to prove the paint job’s price, later posting a photo of the options sheet that showed it to be €82,645. The photo was submitted by a reader and not confirmed by Porsche, so take it as you wish. But at current exchange rates, the suspected price of the paint job along is more than $97,000.

And sure, the market is good. The Dow goes up about as quickly as our hopes and dreams for the world go down, and it feels like we’re all here on borrowed time and borrowed credit. But $100,000 for some paint? Some paint that doesn’t have ground-up diamonds or $100,000 worth of dollar bills plastered to it?

That’s just a little too much. Here are a few things you could buy for the price of painting this 911 Turbo S into a greener, shinier 911 Turbo S:

When I shared this overpriced paint job with my colleagues, they all seemed to like it quite a lot. Being the practical, incredibly cheap person I am, I asked: “But do you like it for $100,000?”


“Sure, why not,” Kristen Lee said. “We’re all going to die in a nuclear winter anyway.”

Perhaps the houses and MacBooks won’t mean much then, either.

Staff writer, Jalopnik



Other things that come to my mind:

  • Take some time off work, write some music, buy yourself some studio time, and record an album.
  • Build a Factory Five Racing kit and upgrade the hell out of it.
  • Start hoarding MREs, canned goods, potassium iodide tablets, antibiotics, purified water, and bullets.
  • Hire a bunch of strippers to remove paint from old furniture.
  • Make a large enough donation to some institution that they allow you to name a building or something. Name it “Hufflepuff”.
  1. Buy a bunch of lab coats.
  2. Add a few fake blood stains.
  3. Insert friends into lab coats.
  4. Have lab coat-wearing friends run in a terrified fashion through a densely-populated area, yelling things like, “It got loose!” and “It’s coming this way!” and “Somebody call the Air Force!”