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I have both an FK2 and an FN2 so my thoughts may be helpful...
If I'd have had the money I'd have bough the FK8. Sadly I didn't so I can't really comment on it.
Having said that the FK2 is an absolute beast and I love the rarity of it, I think I've seen one other in the flesh since I bought mine in August.
The FN2, whilst it does not compare in terms of raw power, is still an absolute pleasure to drive - I love the NA power delivery and the high rev limit which is lots of fun. The FK2 seems brutal but you almost get to the redline too fast taking away a little bit of the fun.
Handling wise I have to say the FK2 is again well ahead of the FN2 but the FN2 is still more than adequate for having lots of fun.
Now on to money...
If you are looking to not lose too much in depreciation then it has to be the FN2. Although FK2 prices do seem to be holding up well (dealership retail prices actually seem stable or to have risen ever so slightly in the last few months), there is no way of knowing in which direction they will go, or how quickly. FK8's are likely to depreciate too just given the fact of how new they are.
So, in terms of depreciation the FN2 would seem the best bet. A word of warning though... My FN2 has cost me close to 2K since September in tyres, brake disks and pads (I know these are all consumables), but then also front shocks and most recently a new clutch. Around 70K seems to be the time these things all start to go (expecting the 10 year old exhaust to go soon) so choose carefully and either try to get one with lower miles or get one that has already had some of these things done.
If you're sure you will only keep it for a year the FN2 would be my choice but if you think it might be longer then maybe the FK2 or the FK8 would be a better bet.
Hope this helps.