Limited edition 911 variant with 500 hp naturally aspirated engine and manual transmission
Debuting at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show is the latest Porsche, the 911 R.
Following in the Porsche tradition set by the first road race car in 1967, the new 911 R (R for racing) is lightweight with a high level of performance, ready to take on any back road or freeway with an unfiltered driving experience. Just like the original, the 911 R is limited to 991 units worldwide, making this car even more desirable.
Powered by a 500 hp four-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine, a six-speed manual transmission and a curb weight of just 3021 pounds, the 911 R generates 338b.-ft of torque, taking you to 60 mph in less then 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph.
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Porsche has never been shy about building engaging high-performance sports cars exuding some serious driving pleasure and this is no exception. The quick and crisp shifting further underscores a high level of driving engagement.
The 911 R ensures a maximum amount of traction, along with 16.1 inch front and 15.4 inch rear rotors offers ultimate braking performance.
And If you’re worried about driving over speed bumps, Porsche incorporated a front-axle lift system to maximize everyday practicality by increasing the ground clearance of the front axle by approximately 1.2 inches at the touch of a button.
The front luggage compartment lid and the front fenders are made of carbon fiber, while the roof is made of magnesium, lowering the vehicle’s center of gravity. That along with the omission of rear seats help to reduce weight. Keeping it light, the 911 R comes standard without an air conditioning or audio system, although if you need the cool air or music, each can be ordered at no extra charge.
Underneath, the 911 R has much to show. An automatically deployed rear spoiler and a rear underbody diffuser specific to the 911 R provide the necessary downforce. Optional Porsche logos on the side of the vehicle and color stripes in red or green running over the center of the car clearly display the connection to its legendary predecessor.
The 911 R is equipped with bucket seats and carbon fiber backrests, seat centers upholstered in houndstooth design, paying homage to the original 911 of the 1960s. That along with a “911 R” GT Sport steering wheel measuring 14.1 inches in diameter awaits. Carbon fiber interior trim strips with an embedded aluminum badge on the passenger side indicate the limited production. A feature typical of GT vehicles, the conventional handles are replaced with door opening loops.
MSRP on the 2016 Porsche 911 R is $184,900, excluding destination charge and can be ordered now if you’re in the U.S. Coming soon to dealerships later this summer.