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    OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016)

    With its new 911 R, Porsche is unveiling a puristic sports car in classical design at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. Its 368 kW (500 hp) four-litre naturally aspirated flat engine and six-speed sports transmission places the 911 R firmly in the tradition of its historic role model: a road-homologated racing car from 1967. Produced as part of a limited production series, the 911 R (R for Racing) performed in rallies, in the Targa Florio and in world record runs. Like its legendary predecessor, the new 911 R relies on systematic lightweight construction, maximum performance and an unfiltered driving experience: this special limited-edition model of 991 units has an overall weight of 1,370 kilograms and is currently the lightest version of the 911. With the high-revving six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine and manual sports transmission, Porsche is once again displaying its commitment to especially emotional high-performance sports cars. Developed in the motorsport workshop, the 911 R extends the spectrum of high-performance naturally aspirated engines alongside the motor racing models 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS.

    At work in the rear of the 911 R is the six-cylinder flat engine with a displacement of four litres, familiar from the 911 GT3 RS. The racing engine delivers 500 hp at 8,250 rpm and generates 460 Nm at a speed of 6,250 rpm. From a standing start, the rear-engined car breaks through the 100 km/h barrier in 3.8 seconds. In keeping with the puristic character of the vehicle, the 911 with its lightweight design is available exclusively with a six-speed sports transmission. Short gearshift travel underlines the active driving experience. The forward thrust of the 911 R continues to a speed of 323 km/h. Combined fuel consumption in the NEDC is 13.3 l/100 km.

    A thoroughbred driving machine: technology from the race track
    The 911 R could almost have been made for tight corners. The specially tuned standard rear-axle steering guarantees especially direct turn-in characteristics and precise handling while maintaining high stability. The mechanical rear differential lock builds up maximum traction. Ensuring the greatest possible deceleration is the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) as a standard feature. It measures a generous 410 millimetres on the front axle and 390 millimetres on the rear. Ultra High Performance Tyres of size 245 millimetres at the front and 305 millimetres at the rear are responsible for contact to the road. They are mounted on forged 20-inch lightweight wheels with central lock in matt aluminium.

    Motorsport development has specially adapted the control systems of the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) for the 911 R. A double-declutch function activated by pressing a button for perfect gearshifts when changing down is also part of the repertoire of the 911 R as is the optional single-mass flywheel. The result is a significant improvement in spontaneity and high-revving dynamics of the engine. For unrestricted practicality in everyday use, a lift system can also be ordered: it raises ground clearance of the front axle by approximately 30 millimetres at the touch of a button.

    With its overall weight of 1,370 kilograms, the 911 R undercuts the 911 GT3 RS by 50 kilograms. Bonnet and wings are made of carbon and the roof of magnesium. This reduces the centre of gravity for the vehicle. Rear windscreen and rear side windows consist of lightweight plastic. Additional factors are the reduced insulation in the interior and the omission of a rear bench seat. The optional air conditioning system and the radio including audio system also fell victim to the slimming cure.

    Wolf in sheep's clothing: classic 911 look with GT motor racing technology
    From the exterior, the 911 R gives a reserved impression. At first sight, the body resembles that of the Carrera. Merely the nose and rear body familiar from the 911 GT3 hint at the birthplace of the 911 R: namely the motorsport department in Flacht. In technical terms therefore, the 911 R has a lot to show under the bonnet: the drive technology comes from the 911 GT3 RS. All the lightweight components of the body and the complete chassis originate from the 911 GT3. However, with a view to road use, the body manages without the fixed rear wing. Instead, a retractable rear spoiler, familiar from the Carrera models, and a rear underbody diffuser specific to R models provide the necessary downforce. Front and rear apron come from the 911 GT3. The sports exhaust system consists of the lightweight construction material titanium. A redesigned spoiler lip is installed at the front. Porsche logos on the sides of the vehicle and continuous colour stripes in red or green over the entire mid-section of the vehicle show the relationship to its legendary predecessor.

    The driver sits in a carbon full bucket seat with fabric centre panels in Pepita tartan design, recalling the first 911 in the 1960s. An “R-specific” GT sport steering wheel with a diameter of 360 millimetres receives steering commands from the driver. Gearshifts take place in traditional manner via an R-specific short gearshift lever and the clutch pedal. Carbon trim strips in the interior with an embedded aluminium badge on the front passenger's side indicate the limited number of the 911 R. A typical feature of GT vehicles are the pull straps as door openers.

    Launch and prices
    Orders for the 911 R can be placed as of now. In Germany it will be in the showrooms as of May. Inclusive of value added tax and country-specific features, it costs 189,544 euros.
     

     

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    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016)

    I like it a lot ! kiss


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    BjoernB:

    I like it a lot ! kiss

    Me too and the price tag is surprisingly low, I am positively surprised.

    I wish this car had PDK (seriously) but I guess you can't have it all...


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    I agree with Gnil on the other thread, it should have had its own designated wheels.

    Yes, Christian, wheres the PDK indecision. Maybe an option on the 911R.2, hahaha.


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    RC:
    BjoernB:

    I like it a lot ! kiss

    Me too and the price tag is surprisingly low, I am positively surprised.

    I wish this car had PDK (seriously) but I guess you can't have it all...

    I think PDK would dilute the ethos of the car - its as much about nostalgia as anything. I was in the PDK camp for a while  - but I can tell the joy of the manual in my Spyder has reminded me how much fun it is to change gears again. I agree the car should have had its on wheel design or some kind of retro Fuchs nod ( but that will be dealt with by the Singer!).


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    It misses definitely the PDK.

    Other than that - the car is great and I'm pissed that Porsche is not selling one to me mail



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    Lars997:

    It misses definitely the PDK.

    Other than that - the car is great and I'm pissed that Porsche is not selling one to me mail

    Just be patient, the 911 R may be a limited model with manual but I have a gut feeling there may be a non limited model with similar specs (though not that many light weight features) and PDK along the way. Smiley


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    991.2 GT3 with same engine and PDK is coming...


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    I gotta say, not a daily driver, not a weekend track car but it is the perfect weekend car. GT3 engine and chasis, 6- speed manual, lightweight in today standards, no wings, etc I would just click on the stripes delete since they ruin the stealth no wings look and looks presumptuous and boy racer to me. And I agree bespoke wheels would of been nice. Even the price is "reasonable".


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    They felt that the GT3 wheels is the most beautiful wheels right now and hence they use it on the R.

    They developed the special paint for the wheel to make it looks like it's bare metal. a nod to history, where the original R has bare metal wheels.

     


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    Whoopsy:

    They felt that the GT3 wheels is the most beautiful wheels right now and hence they use it on the R.

    They developed the special paint for the wheel to make it looks like it's bare metal. a nod to history, where the original R has bare metal wheels.

     

    Did they tell you how many they are making?


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    I also really like the fact that Porsche would come out with a car like this, it shows that the spirit of worrying about driver involvement and experience over sheer speed and performance is still there somewhat. Takes something to come out with a GT3 that is actually slower on track and accelerations than it's brothers in purpose, im favor of driving experience. Too bad it's a limited model exercise, even though 991 is not that limited.


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    Carlos from Spain:

    I also really like the fact that Porsche would come out with a car like this, it shows that the spirit of worrying about driver involvement and experience over sheer speed and performance is still there somewhat. Takes something to come out with a GT3 that is actually slower on track and accelerations than it's brothers in purpose, im favor of driving experience. Too bad it's a limited model exercise, even though 991 is not that limited.

    I'm also very pleased that Porsche listened to their hardcore customers and gave them, what they wanted.

    They deserve big respect for that!


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    crayphile:
     

    Did they tell you how many they are making?

     

    They will make 991 of these babies


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    FWIW:  Talked to my dealer, they had no information before the press conference, They actually got the info from Porsche when we where on the phone. Compared to the RS launch they knew a lot. Allocation for instance.

    They hope they will get the allocations sorted within a week or so. But of course they really do not know. Porsche has kept the lid on this time.


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    crayphile:
    Whoopsy:

    They felt that the GT3 wheels is the most beautiful wheels right now and hence they use it on the R.

    They developed the special paint for the wheel to make it looks like it's bare metal. a nod to history, where the original R has bare metal wheels.

     

    Did they tell you how many they are making?

     

    The wheels? Many as it not a limited production item Smiley Smiley

    991 units of the R will be produced, each with a number plaque on the dash.


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    So the big question now: Should I get one and how can I afford it? I think I am going to have some sleepless nights this week. 


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    fantastic car...I hope get one 


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    RC:

    So the big question now: Should I get one and how can I afford it? I think I am going to have some sleepless nights this week. 

    Of course you should. Sell something if you have to  - it will make sense on all fronts -  emotional and financial.


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    RC:

    So the big question now: Should I get one and how can I afford it? I think I am going to have some sleepless nights this week. 

    why should you? get a GT3 991.2 instead. better car all the way.


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    Microsite is on...

    http://www.porsche.com/microsite/911-r/uk.aspx


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    RC:

    So the big question now: Should I get one and how can I afford it? I think I am going to have some sleepless nights this week. 

    No black wheels ...


    Re: OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016)

    RC:
    BjoernB:

    I like it a lot ! kiss

    Me too and the price tag is surprisingly low, I am positively surprised.

    I wish this car had PDK (seriously) but I guess you can't have it all...

    I like it as well. If you add back a/c and audio system, add the lift and some other optional equipment what the weight and price will be?


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    Received the dealer's pricelist, you can order a single mass flywheel. angel

    Could be a really enjoyable drivers car this...


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    Carlos from Spain:

    I also really like the fact that Porsche would come out with a car like this, it shows that the spirit of worrying about driver involvement and experience over sheer speed and performance is still there somewhat. Takes something to come out with a GT3 that is actually slower on track and accelerations than it's brothers in purpose, im favor of driving experience. Too bad it's a limited model exercise, even though 991 is not that limited.

    Smiley Very cool car - there is even a single mass flywheel option Smiley

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    pmarkow:
    RC:

    So the big question now: Should I get one and how can I afford it? I think I am going to have some sleepless nights this week. 

    why should you? get a GT3 991.2 instead. better car all the way.

    I hate rear wings... Smiley


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    Porker:

    Received the dealer's pricelist, you can order a single mass flywheel. angel

    Could be a really enjoyable drivers car this...

    I would order it like it is...just with a single mass flywheel (who cares about additional noise? Smiley) and with black painted rims. Smiley No A/C or audio...pure. This is what the R is all about. Smiley A real weekend toy car.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)

     


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    Itsme:
    RC:

    So the big question now: Should I get one and how can I afford it? I think I am going to have some sleepless nights this week. 

    No black wheels ...

    You're wrong... Smiley You can order them.


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    crayphile:
    RC:

    So the big question now: Should I get one and how can I afford it? I think I am going to have some sleepless nights this week. 

    Of course you should. Sell something if you have to  - it will make sense on all fronts -  emotional and financial.

    I fully agree but right now, I cannot come up with 190k, maybe 60k. Everything is invested and I have some complicated lombard credit stuff I cannot just throw out the window for now. I'm afraid my sleepless nights will result in nothing other than regretting not getting this. Smiley
    Well...wouldn't be the first time (997 GT3 RS 4.0 and 997 GT2 RS). Smiley


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