Porsche 911 R Offers GT3 RS Performance with No Frills Look and a Manual

Photos and information on Porsche’s new purist 911 have hit the web just before the car is unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. 

The car packs all the performance of the 911 GT3 RS but it doesn’t come with the aerodynamic upgrades, making it a wolf in sheep’s clothing as the massive rear wing isn’t here to give away its true nature. The 911 R has been made 110 lbs lighter than the GT3 RS, allowing it to jump from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.

Under the hood lives a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat six-cylinder engine that is said to produce around 500 horsepower and 338 lb-ft of torque. Also unlike the GT3 RS, this car comes standard with a manual transmission to please driving purists everywhere.

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Top speed for the car is said to be 201 mph while just 991 units will be produced.

Inside, the bucket seats finished with a houndstooth pattern and the large manual shift knob in the center console seem to be the biggest changes, while everything else is pretty standard 911.

Official information on the new 911 R will be revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show on March 1.

[Source: Vierenzestig.nl]

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