See What Inspired the Porsche 911 R in this Epic New Video

There is so much to love about the Porsche 911 R, despite its $185,950 price tag.

It’s unfortunate that the vast majority of us will never get an opportunity to pilot the Porsche 911 R around a track, nevermind being able to rip along scenic mountain roads. To further rub it in our faces, Porsche has released a new video showcasing the 911 R as well as the original model that inspired it. As Porsche says, “Once upon a time there was a lightweight sports car that left a weighty impression. This car, namely the 911 R, was built in 1967 for use in motorsport, in a limited-edition run of just 23 units.”

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This time around, the purist’s Porsche 911 R will be limited 991 units and is due to start arriving this summer. Perhaps the best part about this car is that it proves the company is listening to its enthusiasts and fans after getting rid of the manual on the hardcore 911 GT3 and GT3 RS models. With a 4.0-liter flat-six engine powering providing the power, this reborn Porsche 911 R brings 500 ponies and 338 pound-feet of torque to the pavement all while weighing around 100 pounds less than the GT3 RS. This is because Porsche tossed out a bunch of unnecessary bits, like the rear seats, air conditioning and audio system.

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