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There's A Porsche 911 R For Sale In Australia For Almost $1 Million

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Why buy a Bugatti Veyron when you can have a fancy Beetle with green stripes and half the power for the same price? Just when you thought the 911 R pricing reached its most ridiculous point, a dealer down under has one listed for 1.19 million AUS (aprox. $920,000 USD)

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At this point, there isn’t much more to be said about the Porsche 911 R. We all know it is the ultimate 911 if you fancy the current-generation car. We know that Porsche decided to only produce 991 examples and gave it a 4.0-liter motor with 500 horsepower.

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Both the limited production and the fact that unlike other very expensive and very fast Porsches such as the 911 Turbo S and GT3 RS that have automatic PDK transmissions, the purist Porsche is available with three-pedals only, thus making it the most desirable 991 series car on the market.

It is so desirable that the MSRP of about $186,000 is completely irrelevant to what sellers believe people are willing to pay for a 911 R. This dealer in Australia is under the impression that a right-hand-drive version is worth $1,199,000 in the local currency.

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To people like you and I, it’s hard to fathom paying almost 500 percent more than the sticker price for a car—no matter how awesome. But this isn’t a car that you buy because the price is “worth it,” this is a car you buy simply because you can.

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Hat tip to David P!

Tom is a contributing writer for Jalopnik and runs AutomatchConsulting.com. He saves people money and takes the hassle out of buying or leasing a car. (Facebook.com/AutomatchConsulting)

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It’s not 500% more in Australia, Tom. I don’t know the regular price of the 911R in Australia, but you forget that you come from land of cheap everything.

We pay more for most things, but we also get better wages as ordinary working people. There’s a cost to everything and a liveable minimum wage is one of them.