Porsche 911 R Spy Photos Prove Manual-Only GT3 is in the Works

The Porsche 911 R is a real thing and is already undergoing testing on public roads.

AutoGuide.com‘s spy photographers have caught a Porsche 911 R prototype testing as a back-to-basics driver’s car available only with a manual transmission. The 911 R will essentially be a GT3 model powered by a 3.8-liter naturally aspirated engine, but it will weigh less than the GT3. Expect around 475 horsepower, but the big question is whether the German automaker will entirely remove the rear spoiler like we see in the spy photos or fit the model with a classic ducktail.

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The Porsche 911 R is expected to make its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and if Porsche wants to really pay its respects to the original 911 R, it would forgo using a spoiler altogether in the rear for a clean look. Many are hoping Porsche sticks to its heritage by leaving the spoiler off like with the prototype seen in these spy photos. It is also being reported that the Porsche 911 R is already sold out and is proof that sports car enthusiasts still love how a good ‘ol manual shifter feels in their hands.

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