Why Are Four Porsche 911 R Test Cars Driving Through Monaco?

If you happen to lust for a 2017 Porsche 911 R, but are not among the lucky Porsche aficionados who got to order one of the 911 units being produced, there are a few places in the world where your chances of spotting one are rather high.
2017 Porsche 911 R convoy in Monaco 1 photo
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Monaco is definitely one of those locations, but we're here to talk about more than just a 911 R having been caught on camera - car spotters hanging out in Monaco recently managed to come across a group of four 911 R beasts, which were slowly making their way through traffic.

At first, one might be tempted to think that 911 R owners had organized their own Zuffenhaussen and Coffee event, but a closer look at the cars reveals this isn't what drew the four manual gearbox Neunelfers together.

What you'll be able to see in the video below is actually a group of test cars. We have to start by mentioning all four cars come with German license plates from the Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg area.

While three of the limited edition 911s are finished in black, one of them comes in white. However, zooming in on the details of the Porsches shows that the group is comprised of two US-spec cars and just as many Euro-spec vehicles.

Despite this, there doesn't seem to be any testing equipment in the cars, at least as far as we can tell from this clip. Nevertheless, one of the machines does have a bit of white tape placed on its upper dashboard.

Why is Porsche taking four 911 Rs through one of Europe's supercar capitals and why is the automaker trying to keep the vehicles below the radar by not introducing the stripes the model has been showcased with? Your guess is as good as ours, but this could very well be yet another one of the marketing stunts Porsche is using the 911 R for.

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