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Paint to Sample Grey 2017 Porsche 911 R Will Mislead The Uninitiated

There's nothing new about the Porsche 911 flirting with understatement to appeal to its customers. In fact, this has been the rear-engined machine's mantra ever since it was born back in 1963. However, some Neunelfers are more understated than others and we're here to show you one that seems to redefine the notion altogether.
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Check out the photo of the Paint to Sample Grey 2017 Porsche 911 we have here -we can gaze at this Porsche Exclusive (customization arm) marvel thanks to Porsche Sport Germany. Now try to imagine it next to any contemporary supercar you can think of, from a Huracan to a GT3 RS PDK and you'll instantly notice how much of a deceiver this clutch special is.

And if we factor in the availability of the 911 R, or rather lack thereof, we have the recipe for the ultimate understatement machine - keep in mind the Germans are only gifting the world with 991 examples of the driver-dedicated toy, so not only will you be left outside the owners' club, but chances are you may never even get to meet on in the metal.

The one-color approach also does away with the stripes that have gained the apple of discord status among Zuffenhausen aficionados ever since the model was launched back in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

Since we've touched the 911 R topic, we can't help but notice how Porsche continues to introduce just the right hardware, with the upcoming 911 GT3 facelift also set to bring the manual back as an option - here's the stick shift trying to hide behind some hilarious cabin camouflage.

Alas, the automaker also follows an aggressive pricing boost policy, which means that the non-millionaire Porsche aficionado finds himself or herself further and further away from the dream-grade machines that wear the Porsche crest.

And to ilustrate this, we'll drop a random example, one that has to do with the recent 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S mid-cycle revamp. Unlike in the case of the Carrera or the 718 Cayman and Boxster, the pair of Turbos didn't go through radical changes and yet their prices still jumped by $8,100 (Turbo) and $5,400 (Turbo S).

 
 
 
 
 

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