Porsche sold a 919 Hyrbid replica model for over $100k

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Want to blow $100,000 in cash on a nice sports car? You’ve got plenty of options, like a Porsche for example. But how about getting a Porsche that can’t be driven. No, not like it isn’t street-legal, but in that it doesn’t actually have an engine. That’s what one lucky eBayer bought when Porsche auctioned off a non-functional replica model of its 919 Hybrid, the same vehicle that just won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

Porsche’s auction went for US$106,100, with all the funds going to the Singaporean charity SportCares Foundation and Movement. The company describes the model as a full-size, 1:1 replica of the real car. It even rolls! Except you have to push it yourself, since there’s no drivetrain.

Porsche sold a 919 Hyrbid replica model for over $100k

The specific model that was auctioned is actually based on the 2014 version of the 919 Hybrid. Porsche says it has about a dozen such replicas, which are used for development and showpieces, instead of producing a bunch of fully-functional vehicles. The company rarely sells these models, but made an exception this time for such a good cause. The charity focuses helping disadvantaged children and the disabled through sports.

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The good thing about it is that the replica isn’t completely useless. Porsche says it can be mounted to a wall for the ultimate decoration. And the lights will even work if it’s plugged in. See? That’s a $100,000 wall-mounted lamp right there. Very useful indeed.

(slashgear.com)

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