A limited edition of just 991 units, the 911 R puts the driver’s experience at its heart. Built specifically for motor racing in 1967, today’s reincarnation is a rebirth and homage straight out of Flacht. With its 4-litre displacement it delivers an impressive 368 kW (500 hp), resulting in an output of 92 kW (125 hp) per litre, and a max. torque of 460 Nm at 6,250 rpm. Figures that wouldn’t be out of place in a Porsche 911 Cup Car built exclusively for racing!
Saying it’s lightweight is somewhat of an understatement. 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? There simply isn’t any.
And with the only transmission option being a 6 speed manual, you’ll drive as they did in the old days – with the feel of a genuine GT Sports Car.
SafetyAll new 911 models offer advanced airbag technology including full-size driver and front passenger airbags. These are inflated in two stages depending on the severity and type of accident. And to underline their safety, all new 911 models are also equipped as standard with the Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP).
DesignBoth its design and stunning body are based on the 911 GT3 RS. However, there is one significant difference – the 911 R features an extendible rather than a fixed rear wing. This means the 911 R is 44 mm wider at the rear than the 911 Carrera, giving it an even fuller stance on the road – making it lower, wider and flatter.
Instantly eye-catching, the characteristic engine air intake grill with the historical 911 R model designation is pure Porsche. And look directly underneath it, and your eyes will rest upon the centrally positioned black painted twin tailpipes of the exhaust system too. Sport performance meets design elegance.
Thanks to the very short shift travel of the 6-speed manual gearbox, the 911 R is propelled forward from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 3.8 seconds and a top speed of a staggering 200 mph.
The large-volume, flat-six, naturally aspirated engine displaces 4.0 litres and sits right at the back of the new 911 R. This prolifically high-performance unit is derived directly from Porsche’s Motorsport vehicles and delivers an impressive maximum engine speed of 8,500 rpm. Its chassis is based on the 911 GT3 RS and delivers extremely sporty day-to-day driving. In addition, 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 – increasing agility, especially 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.
|Vehicle Length||4,532 mm|
|Unladen Weight (DIN)||1,595 kg|
|Engine / Cylinders||TBC|
|Max Power||368 KW (500hp)|
|Top Speed||323 km/h (200 mph)|
|Acceleration||3.8 Seconds 0-62 mph|
|Combined Cycle||21.2 mpg|