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Here’s what the Simola Hillclimb conquering sports cars cost on the used market

Expect to pay around R2.8 million for a 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S.

Expect to pay around R2.8 million for a 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S.

Published May 27, 2022

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Johannesburg - Ask anyone what their dream car is and invariably a supercar or high-performance sports car will feature.

But can the dream of owning one of these intoxicatingly beautiful and insanely fast machines with their spine tingling exhaust notes be realised? Take a look at the top ten finishers in the Road & Supercar category at this year’s Simola Hillclimb, one of the country’s top motorsport events, and what they cost to buy on the used market.

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“Limited production volumes has created an active used market for these exclusive high-performance cars, often at a more attainable price,” says AutoTrader CEO George Mienie.

Porsche paraded its rich racing history at the event. Blisteringly quick and agile, a 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S set a winning time of 44.562 seconds over the twisty 1.9km course. Porsche diehards looking to bag one of these 3.8-litre twin-turbo thoroughbreds can look to spend around R2.8 million for a 2014 model, according to AutoTrader data. Three equally throaty sounding Porsche siblings also featured in the top ten.

For a little under a million, you can take home a Toyota Supra, the car that romped home second. This small two-seater sports car shares the same turbocharged 3-litre engine as the BMW Z4, upon which it is based.

McLarens ooze status and come with price tags to support that standing. A cool R12.5 million for a 2019 McLaren 720S buys a potent twin-turbocharged V8 and what is perhaps one of the ultimate supercars. The howl of a twin-turbo V8 McLaren and top down driving can also be experienced for the less prohibitive R2.5 million price that a 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spyder brings.

Enthusiasts of the Audi R8, a car that dominated at Le Mans, can expect to cough up around R2.1 million for a 2017 model of the 5.2-litre Audi R8 V10 Plus.

Shelby’s most track-inspired Mustang, a Shelby Ford Mustang Terlingua, also featured in the top ten shootout as did the yet-to-be-launched new all-electric BMW i4 M50. With blistering acceleration provided by its 400kW/795Nm battery pack, the first local eco-friendly BMW M car finished eighth overall, setting a new electric vehicle record at the Hillclimb.

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