You only need to assemble 108 pieces.
Remember the ? At one point, it was one of the most sought-after Porsches on the market. Essentially a GT3 with a manual gearbox, it was the driver-focused 911 purists had been dreaming of. Originally, the 911 R came with an asking price of $184,900, but high demand for the 911 R, which had a production run of fewer than 1,000 units, resulted in prices soaring on the used market.
It got to a point where some . Thankfully, the launch of the has resulted in used 911 R prices plummeting, but . There is, however, now a cheaper way to own a 911 R – providing you don’t mind it not having an engine and being significantly smaller.
German toy and puzzle maker Ravensburger has collaborated with Porsche to create a 1:18 scale model of the 911 R. But instead of being packaged as a completed model, it’s a 3D puzzle. Comprising of 108 injection-molded plastic pieces, the completed model looks surprisingly authentic when seen alongside the real thing. Sadly, the miniature 911 R doesn't have the real car's naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter flat six that produces 493 horsepower and six-speed manual, but it does have working wheels so you can drive it around your desk while making infantile pretend engine noises.
“It was a challenge to recreate the iconic shape of the Porsche 911 R as accurately and in as much detail as possible”, says Martin Fischer, development engineer at Ravensburger. “That and dividing up the puzzle segments were the most complex steps from a technical point of view.”
Porsche says the 911 R 3D puzzle is “just the starting point for an extensive collaboration” with Ravensburger in the coming years. The puzzle is available to buy on the retailing for 29.99 euros ($35), at the Porsche Museum and at Porsche Leipzig, as well as from the Ravensburger Online Shop and toy shops.