New details are starting to emerge concerning Porsche’s upcoming 911 R characterized as being a “pure version” of the iconic sportscar.

New details are starting to emerge concerning Porsche’s upcoming 911 R characterized as being a “pure version” of the iconic sportscar.

The new report comes to reconfirm Porsche will label this as a special edition limited to 600 units which have already been pre-sold, despite a rumored starting price of more than $160,000 which would make it substantially more expensive than the $130,400 GT3 upon which the R will be based. It will use its naturally aspirated flat-six 3.8-liter engine with the same power, but the big news is Porsche has apparently developed a new six-speed manual gearbox specifically for this model which means it won’t use the existing seven-speed manual.

To separate the R from the GT3 even further, Porsche is expected to install a significantly revised body with a new front aero splitter, beefier wheel arches, large side skirts and an aero-optimized rear diffuser. It will eschew the GT3’s rear wing to make room for an electrically-activated rear spoiler which will be automatically deployed when necessary.

The 911 R will also get two centrally-mounted exhaust tips and a new set of bespoke 21-inch alloy wheels. At an additional cost, those 600 owners will be able to specify their cars with an optional carbon ceramic brakes kit as well as a Clubsport package.

It will be introduced sometime next year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original 911 R.

Source: automobilemag.com

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