The new Porsche 911 R was
unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The car is a pure-bred sports car built to
conform to a time-honoured formula; a powerful 500 hp four-litre
naturally-aspirated flat-six engine driving the rear wheels, a six-speed manual
transmission, and a lightweight body. It is also limited to just 991 examples
These characteristics place
the 911 R firmly in the tradition of its historic namesake: a road-homologated
racing car from 1967. Produced as part of a limited production series, the
original 911 R was campaigned in iconic road races of the period, such as the
Tour de France and Targa Florio, and also in world record runs.
The new 911 R offers an
unfiltered driving experience, delivered via systematic lightweight
construction and a devotion to maximum performance: this special model has an
overall weight of 1,370 kilograms and is thus the lightest version of the 911.
With a high-revving six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine and manual sports
transmission, Porsche is once again underlining its commitment to especially
emotional high-performance sports cars. Developed in the Motorsport workshop,
the 911 R extends the spectrum of high-performance naturally-aspirated engines
alongside the motor sport-inspired, track-bred models 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS.
In the rear of the 911 R lies
the charismatic flat-six 'boxer' engine with a displacement of four-litres,
familiar from the 911 GT3 RS. The race-bred engine delivers 500 hp at 8,250 rpm
and generates 460 Nm at 6,250 rpm.
From a standing start, 0-60
mph is possible in 3.7 seconds. In keeping with the pure character of the 911
R, it is available exclusively with a six-speed manual sports transmission. The
short gearshift travel emphasises the interactive driving experience. The
forward thrust of the 911 R continues to a potential top speed of 201 mph (323
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