The Porsche 911 is the heritage model that has set standards for generations as the quintessential sports car. The new 911 R has the inherent design DNA of a classic 911 that was first introduced in 1967, but comes in a thoroughbred racing avatar.
The 911 R features a 500 hp naturally aspirated engine and a 6-speed sports transmission. At work in the rear is a 6-cylinder flat engine with a displacement of four litres, similar to the 911 GT3 RS. The racing engine generates 460 Nm at 6,250 rpm, capable of breaking through the 100 km/h barrier in 3.8 secs and achieving a top speed of 323 km/h. Combined fuel consumption in the NEDC is 13.3 l/100 km. The 911 R is a cornering specialist, and comes with Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system and high performance tyres mounted on forged 20″ lightweight wheels.
The body comprises of lightweight components that originate from the 911 GT3, which can be altered for road use. The bonnet and wings are made of carbon, alongside a roof made of magnesium. The rear windscreen and side windows are constructed from lightweight plastic, which enhances the vehicle’s overall weight, resulting in the 911 R as the lightest model of the series, weighing only 1,370 kgs.
Inside there are carbon bucket seats with fabric centre panels in Pepita tartan design. A 360 millimetre ‘R-specific’ GT steering wheel and R-specific short gearshift lever on the clutch panel enhance the active driving experience. Carbon trim strips in the interior with an embedded aluminium badge on the front passenger’s side indicate the limited number of 911 R.