Celebrating its world debut at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, the new 2016 Porsche 911 R follows the tradition set by the first road-homologated race car bearing the name in 1967.
The 991-unit limited production 911 R has a 4.0-litre flat-six engine develops 500 hp and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission only.
It will arrive in Canada in late third quarter of 2016 with pricing starting at $211,000.
Produced as part of a limited production series, the original 911 R (R for Racing) was entered in rallies, in the Targa Florio and in world record runs.
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Like its legendary predecessor, the new 911 R features a systematic lightweight construction, a high level of performance and an unfiltered driving experience. It represents the lightest available version of the 911 with a curb weight of just 3021 pounds.
Developed by Porsche’s motorsport department, the 911 R is the third model to use Porsche’s latest generation of high-performance naturally aspirated flat-six engines alongside the track-bred 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS models.
The race-bred powertrain delivers 500 hp at 8,250 rpm and generates 338 lb/f. of torque at 6,250 rpm.
The 911 R can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and reach a top track speed of 200 miles per hour.
True to its purist character, the lightweight model is available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission featuring short, performance oriented gear ratios. The quick and crisp shifting further underscores the high level of driving engagement.
The 911 R was designed with corners in mind. The specially tuned standard rear-axle steering offers direct turn-in response and precise handling while maintaining a high level of stability.
It comes with Ultra-High Performance Tires measuring 245 millimeters at the front and 305 millimeters at the rear generate significant levels of grip.
They are mounted on forged, lightweight 20-inch wheels with a matte aluminum finish and center locking hubs.
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