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http://www.planet-9.com/gallery/files/3/911r2.jpg Each model interprets the high art of lateral dynamics in its own way: the 911 R as a purist driving machine with a 368 kW (500 hp, 13.3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: 308 g/km) naturally aspirated engine in the rear, the Roadster with advanced chassis and turbocharged four-cylinder mid-mounted engine. The 718 Boxster develops 220 kW (300 hp, 7.4 – 6.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: 168 - 158 g/km) of power from two litres of engine displacement, while the 718 Boxster S attains 257 kW (350 hp, 8.1 – 7.3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: 184 - 167 g/km) from 2.5 litres of displacement.
By presenting the 911 R, Porsche is staging an almost traditional opening to the European automobile year with an exceptional sports car. In previous years, the 911 GT3, 918 Spyder and 919 hybrid made their debuts in Geneva. The company is thus reaffirming its undiminished commitment to motor racing and sports cars linked to the world of motorsport.
The Porsche 911

R stands for Racing at Porsche. The appearance of the 911 R is therefore consistently sporty: the 368 kW (500 hp) engine output is combined with a weight of only 1,370 kilograms. This makes the 911 R the lightest model in the current 911 range. Responsible for this is the advanced lightweight design with numerous carbon parts, magnesium roof and weight savings in the equipment. Combined with the exclusive use of six-speed manual transmission, the engine from motorsport delivers thrust in every conceivable situation.
Video: The new 911 R

In only 3.8 seconds, the 911 R breaks through the 100 km/h barrier, achieving a top speed of 323 km/h. In terms of driving dynamics, the 911 R with rear-axle steering, rear differential lock and PCCB ceramic brakes offers the best 911 equipment available. From the exterior, the 911 R gives a somewhat reserved impression. Characteristic details such as the rear body and nose familiar from the 911 GT3 as well as a special colour styling distinguish the high-performance sports car from a 911 Carrera. The product run of the 911 R is limited: only 991 models will be coming onto the road.


The new Porsche 911 R

Limited special model: With its new 911 R, Porsche is unveiling a puristic sports car in classical design at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show.




Its 368 kW (500 hp) four-litre naturally aspirated flat engine and six-speed manual sports transmission places the 911 R firmly in the tradition of its historic role model: a road-homologated racing car from 1967. Produced as part of a limited production series, the 911 R (R for Racing) performed in rallies, in the Targa Florio and in world record runs. Like its legendary predecessor, the new 911 R relies on systematic lightweight construction, maximum performance and an unfiltered driving experience: this special limited-edition model of 991 units has an overall weight of 1,370 kilograms and is currently the lightest version of the 911.
With the high-revving six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine and manual sports transmission, Porsche is once again displaying 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 racing models 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS.
Video: The new Porsche 911 R

At work in the rear of the 911 R is the six-cylinder flat engine with a displacement of four litres, familiar from the 911 GT3 RS. The racing engine delivers 500 hp at 8,500 rpm and generates 460 Nm at a speed of 6,250 rpm. From a standing start, the rear-engined car breaks through the 100 km/h barrier in 3.8 seconds. In keeping with the puristic character of the vehicle, the 911 with its lightweight design is available exclusively with a six-speed sports transmission. Short gearshift travel underlines the active driving experience. The forward thrust of the 911 R continues to a speed of 323 km/h. Combined fuel consumption in the NEDC is 13.3 l/100 km.
A significant improvement in spontaneity and high-revving dynamics

The 911 R could almost have been made for tight corners. The specially tuned standard rear-axle steering guarantees especially direct turn-in characteristics and precise handling while maintaining high stability. The mechanical rear differential lock builds up maximum traction. Ensuring the greatest possible deceleration is the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) as a standard feature. It measures a generous 410 millimetres on the front axle and 390 millimetres on the rear. Ultra High Performance Tyres of size 245 millimetres at the front and 305 millimetres at the rear are responsible for contact to the road. They are mounted on forged 20-inch lightweight wheels with central lock in matt aluminium.
Motorsport development has specially adapted the control systems of the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) for the 911 R. A double-declutch function activated by pressing a button for perfect gearshifts when changing down is also part of the repertoire of the 911 R as is the optional single-mass flywheel. The result is a significant improvement in spontaneity and high-revving dynamics of the engine. For unrestricted practicality in everyday use, a lift system can also be ordered: it raises ground clearance of the front axle by approximately 30 millimetres at the touch of a button.
There is only a limited number of the 911 R

With its overall weight of 1,370 kilograms, the 911 R undercuts the 911 GT3 RS by 50 kilograms. Bonnet and wings are made of carbon and the roof of magnesium. This reduces the centre of gravity for the vehicle. Rear windscreen and rear side windows consist of lightweight plastic. Additional factors are the reduced insulation in the interior and the omission of a rear bench seat. The optional air conditioning system and the radio including audio system also fell victim to the slimming cure.
The 911 R has a lot to show under the bonnet

From the exterior design, the 911 R gives a reserved impression. At first sight, the body resembles that of the Carrera. Merely the nose and rear body familiar from the 911 GT3 hint at the birthplace of the 911 R: namely the motorsport department in Flacht. In technical terms therefore, the 911 R has a lot to show under the bonnet: the drive technology comes from the GT3 RS. All the lightweight components of the body and the complete chassis originate from the 911 GT3. However, with a view to road use, the body manages without the fixed rear wing. Instead, a retractable rear spoiler, familiar from the Carrera models, and a rear underbody diffuser specific to R models provide the necessary downforce. Front and rear apron come from the 911 GT3. The centrally positioned sports exhaust system consists of the lightweight construction material titanium. A redesigned spoiler lip is installed at the front. Porsche logos on the sides of the vehicle and continuous colour stripes in red or green over the entire mid-section of the vehicle show the relationship to its legendary predecessor.
The driver sits in a carbon full bucket seat with fabric centre panels in Pepita tartan design, recalling the first 911 in the 1960s. An “R-specific” GT sport steering wheel with a diameter of 360 millimetres receives steering commands from the driver. Gearshifts take place in traditional manner via an R-specific short gearshift lever and the clutch pedal. Carbon trim strips in the interior with an embedded aluminium badge on the front passenger's side indicate the limited number of the 911 R. A typical feature of GT vehicles are the pull straps as door openers.

 

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If the gearbox is a 6-speed, this will likely be about as perfect as a sports car can be.
 

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What we've been waiting for.
Since I don't intend spending $300K+ for a car, it's not one that I've been waiting for. There are two low mileage GT3RSs for sale at Porsche The Main Line for $299K and $325K. Not a bad return on investment for these two former GT3RS owners. There is no doubt that there will be similar markups for the 911R.
 

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The rumors are that the 6-speed box has special short ratios (like the ones that should have been in the GT4...)
So it might even be a BETTER manual car than expected.
if only they could be transplanted into the GT4 too... hmm... hopefully 718 GT4 that can be retrofitted in the 981 perhaps?
 

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The 911R is on the German configurator. Base is about 6000 Euro MORE than the GT3 RS. Apparently there is a premium for the manual transmission and the aero delete.

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The original 911R in that video clip sounded much better than the new 911R. Yes, the new 911R has a huge power advantage, and modern technologies to help the driver manage all that power, but for me, I'd take that original 911R in a heartbeat over the new 911R. The more basic and primitive the car the better, especially if it's an original 911R with a stick shift: heaven on earth!
 

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The rumors are that the 6-speed box has special short ratios (like the ones that should have been in the GT4...)
So it might even be a BETTER manual car than expected.
Will Porsche use a 981/718 6 speed in the 911R or will it be the 7 speed of the 991? I'm betting on a 7 speed. Since I don't own a 918, it really doesn't matter.

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I'm not just a Sports Car. I'm much more than that. I am the R that makes the difference. I'm the 911 that will rob you of your sleep. I'm the reason for getting up at 6 a.m. on Sundays after a tough week.

  • 4.0-liter flat-six naturally aspirated engine
  • 6-speed GT sport manual transmission
  • Lightweight design
  • Design references to 1967
So they built a NEW transmission for a run of 500 911R's?
 

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Absolutely brilliant...well, except for the stripes. And the Porsche lettering on the doors.
 
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Same trick as the other configurators, select an existing model, then change to the 911 R on the configurator. Base price is $184,900.

brilliant!

Also, here are some other options: Single-Mass Flywheel with Reinforced Clutch - $3560 or just dual mass flywheel for $0
 

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The stripes and such are no-cost options, so that's cool.
Interesting - if you select the side stripes with Porsche script...you also have to select European Delivery experience!

Edit: And you can't mix the red stripes with green door lettering and vice versa ;)
 

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The only current 911 I would consider buying if I could justify spending the money, although it would be more of an investment than for driving sadly. The more interesting detail is the customized close ratio 6MT. Who's going to be the first to transplant that into a Cayman :hilarious:
 

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What do people think they'll hit the used market for? My guess is initial cars will be priced somewhere between $250-300K to start.
 
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