Porsche 911 R is a Modern Take on a Historic Classic

Porsche 911 R

Porsche revealed the 911 R at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show recently, exciting purists. The 911 R is a historical nod to the 1967 Porsche 911 R, a road-homologated racing car.

As the lightest version of the 911 weighing in at only 3,020 pounds, the 911 R features maximum performance and an unfiltered driving experience. Porsche plans to make only 991 of these naturally aspirated cars with a manual gearbox with no option for a PDK automatic transmission.

The 2017 Porsche 911 R a Nod to the Historical 911 R

The interior remains true to the 1967 model with modern updates. Tartan cloth, also used in the original 1967 interior, covers carbon-fiber seat shells. With pull straps instead of door handles, solid black steering wheel, rear bench seating removed, and bespoke short gearshift level, enthusiasts will definitely notice references to the original model.

A revised infotainment system and instrument cluster feature a pop-up screen with the 911 R’s profile and badge, and an aluminum badge on the front passenger’s side will announce the limited number of the individual car.

The 911 R fuses elements of other models

While the 911 R and 911 GT3 RS share the same engine, chassis, front and rear bumpers, rear fenders, and wheels, the 911 R does not have an rear wing. A rear underbody diffuser specific to R models provides the necessary downforce.

The engine lid features a conventional grille and a retractable spoiler found on Carrera models. Owners can choose red or green racing stripes on the mid-section of the vehicle or even opt to go without, and Porsche decals are visible above the side skirts.

911 R Specs

The 911 R will hit German showrooms in May, and enthusiasts in the Los Angeles, California area can enjoy the 911 R midsummer. Until then, take a minute to consider the specs on this classic remake:

  • Horizontally-opposed 6-cylinder flat engine, 4.0-L displacement
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 500 hp at 8,250 rpm
  • 460 Nm at a speed of 6,250 rpm
  • Breaks 0-60 mph barrier in 3.7 seconds
  • Top track speed of 200 mph
  • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes

Sign up for the 911 R Reserve List for further details on pricing and availability confirmation.

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