Cheapest ever 911 leaves Porsche factory – because it's Lego
Retailing for £259.99, the very last Lego Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS is the cheapest Porsche 911 to pass through Zuffenhausen's production line
Lego Technic and Porsche have unveiled the final 911 GT3 RS set to be produced ‘rolling off’ the factory line at Porsche HQ in Zuffnhausen, Germany. Having been the home of iconic sports cars for the last 70 years, the production team gave the final Lego Porsche a full seal of approval – making it the cheapest 911 to legitimately pass through company gates.
Boasting some 2704 pieces, the 1:8 scale Lego Technic Porsche, with its iconic orange bodywork, is set to commemorate Lego’s hugely popular Technic series, which is closing production on current models in the range. Alongside the Porsche, there's a detailed package allowing the young, and the young at heart, to build a Bugatti Chiron.
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Nicola Mellor, brand manager for Lego Technic, said: 'Lego Technic lets fans of iconic sports cars such as the Porsche 911 GT3 RS to build for real – and what better way to send off one of the final versions of this fan favourite set than to have it roll out of its spiritual home in Stuttgart.'
The model features detailed, orange bodywork, red suspension springs, detailed headlights, taillights, brake calipers and rims with low-profile tires. The accessible cockpit showcases a detailed dashboard, working gearbox, steering wheel with gearshift paddles, racing seats and a glove compartment containing a unique serial number.
Functions include opening doors and hood with storage compartment and suitcase, and an opening rear lid that houses a detailed flat-six engine with moving pistons.
'Fans looking to get their hands on one should zoom out to pick one up now – but Porsche fans should keep an eye out for even more exciting, authentic LEGO Technic builds in 2019.'
Don’t fret if you can't stump up the required £259.99 ($332, €292) for the current Lego Porsche. As the quote states above, a new range of vehicles will be arriving for 2019 - so start saving! We'll be hoping for 356 No.1, or perhaps a 935 'Moby Dick' for added complexity.
Lego has yet to drop any hints as to which Porsche models will be coming next but, with the new 992 recently unveiled, we reckon the new boy may well receive the full block treatment.
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