Striped back to its rawest, purest from with design cues from 1967 – the 911 R is a strong reminder Porsche’s motor racing history. Equipped with a 493bhp 4.0-litre flat-six naturally aspirated engine, 6-speed GT sport manual transmission and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) – everything else that doesn’t focus solely on the art of driving has been left in the dust. The Porsche 911 R is built for one reason, and one reason only: to offer the most engaging and emotional driving experience possible.Book Your Test Drive
Romanticise with this modern sports car from the old school, lightweight but with a punch of 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds, this beauty is a must have!
The large-volume flat-six naturally aspirated engine sits right at the back of the new 911 R. Its high-performance unit delivers an impressive maximum engine speed of 8,500 rpm. With its 4-litre displacement it delivers 368 kW (500 hp) with a maximum torque of 460 Nm at 6,250 rpm.
With the very short shift travel of the 6-speed GT sports manual transmission, the 911 R accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.8 seconds – provided you're nimble with the shift lever. Top speed is reached in 6th gear: at 322 km/h.
A homage. A rebirth. A childhood dream. A 911 straight out of Flacht. The new 911 R is all of this.
The design and body is based on the 911 GT3. However, the 911 R features an extendable rather than a fixed rear wing. In practice, this means: The 911 R is 44 mm wider at the rear than the 911 Carrera. This gives it an even fuller stance on the road. And enhances the classic 911 virtues: low, wide, flat.
Eye-catching: the characteristic engine air intake grill with the historical 911 R model designation. Directly underneath: the centrally positioned Black painted twin tailpipes of the exhaust system. These deliver the unadulterated sound of a thoroughbred naturally aspirated engine.
The chassis of the new 911 R is based on the 911 GT3 and provides extremely sporty day-to-day driving. The tuning is extremely direct and the vehicle lies as low as the 911 GT3. All the chassis control systems have been adapted to the manual transmission.
At low speeds, the specially adapted system on the new 911 R steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to the front wheels. This increases agility, particularly in tight bends. During high-speed manoeuvres, the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as that of the front wheels. This enhances stability, particularly at high driving speeds.
Lightweight construction is a Porsche tradition. The new 911 R has also gone on a diet. And a serious one. The bonnet and wings of the new 911 R are made from carbon fibre-reinforced plastic, the roof from magnesium, and the rear side windows from polycarbonate. Rear seating area? Omitted. And the manual transmission – instead of an automatic one – pushes the vehicle weight further downwards. Same principle in the interior: Less is more. The climate control and infotainment system have been dispensed with – but are available at no extra charge upon request. Lightweight door panels with door opener loops and reduced insulating elements also contribute to the lightweight design. A particularly lightweight lithium ion battery is also available as an option. The effect: Less weight, more dynamic response, more driving pleasure. And a vehicle gross weight of only 1,370 kg.
|Combined fuel cons.||13.3L/100km|
|0-100 km/h||3.8 Seconds|
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