Inspired by the original 1967 model of classic 911 R, Porsche has unveiled the new 911 R at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. As the website of Porsche reads, it is a limited edition with a total of 991 units to be sold.
It is the reminder of a lost childhood. It smells of petrol, of asphalt, of the race track. It can tell you tales of historic races, of victories and records, of naturally aspirated engines and manual transmissions, of red stripes and of the Porsche logo on its side.
The Porsche 911 R was built specifically for motor racing in 1967. Now it is back – in a limited edition of just 991 units.
Aimed at delivering good driving pleasure, the new Porsche 911 R is made by Porsche Motorsport, using 4.0-litre flat-six petrol engine that produces 493bhp at 8,250rpm and 46.86kgm of torque at 6,250rpm. The company claims that the car can go from 0-100 kmph in 3.8 seconds, and the top speed of 323.47 kmph can be achieved in this.
The 911 R has a manual gearbox with six speeds and there is a double-declutch function also provided, which can be activated by a button press. The rear wheel drive of the 911 R is done by working on the GT3’s chassis, and the inclusions are rear-wheel steering and carbon-ceramic brakes. There are several similarities to the GT3 RS, such as magnesium room, plastic side windows and rear screen, as well as the carbon fibre-made bonnet and front wings.
With some compromises done, Porsche has managed to keep the weight of 911 R at 1,370kg. The price is set at USD 184,900.00.