Old school. New thrill.
A homage. A rebirth. A childhood dream. A 911 straight out of Flacht. The new 911 R is all of this. All at once. Design and body based on the 911 GT3. However, the 911 R features an extendible 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.
Historical reference: The 2 stripes that extend along the entire length of the vehicle. Motor sports elegance, if there is such a thing.
When the tears of joy flow horizontally.
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 8,800 rpm. With its 4-liter displacement it delivers 500 hp, corresponding to an output of 125 hp per liter. The maximum torque is 339 lb.-ft.
With the very short shift travel of the 6-speed GT Sport manual transmission, the 911 R accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.7 seconds – provided you're nimble with the shift lever. Top track speed in 6th gear: at 200 mph.
Power development of this kind is only possible with a high power-to-weight ratio. With the new 911 R this is a remarkable 6.05 lbs./hp.
It is the reminder of a lost childhood. It smells of petrol, of asphalt, of the race track. It can tell you tales of historic races, of victories and records, of naturally aspirated engines and manual transmissions, of red stripes and of the Porsche logo on its side.
The Porsche 911 R was built specifically for motor racing in 1967. Now it is back – in a limited edition of just 991 units.