Tantalising McQueen Tribute
Porsche PTS 911 R

A used Porsche 911 R for sale is a scarce animal indeed, and even if you found one, its price would probably be prohibitive. But this one-off custom Paint to Sample (PTS) 911 R to be auctioned at the RM Sotheby’s Paris sale represents an even rarer category.

This example is the only PTS 911 R delivered new to France, where its original owner customised the car as a tribute to legendary actor and driver Steve McQueen. Its Slate Grey body sports silver accent stripes on the hood and yellow Porsche logos on the doors. The interior has black leather trim and racing bucket seats with houndstooth inserts. An illuminated panel displays McQueen’s famous quote, “Racing is life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.”

This singular PTS R marries the lightest 911 body, at just 1,370kg, to Porsche’s most potent non-turbo engine in inventory, the GT3 RS 4.0-liter flat-six , producing 500hp. Paired with a robust six-speed manual gearbox, it is a truly tantalising package. The McQueen tribute PTS 911 R will be auctioned in February with 25% of its selling price presented to the Gustave Roussy Foundation for the research toward ending childhood cancer.