2016 Porsche

911 R

Displacement: 4.0 L

Horsepower: 500 hp at 8,250 RPM

Torque: 338 lbs / ft.

Transmission: 6-speed manual

A Little History

Porsche and car enthusiasts alike will remember the legendary 1967 911 R. Only 23 were built to be used in motorsport. Ferdinand Porsche, legendary Porsche engineer, and racing mechanic Rolf Wutherich, stripped the existing 911S of all unnecessary weight. The doors, lids, front fenders, front and rear sections, and all windows apart from the windshield were made of plastic. Anything that was not absolutely essential was removed: farewell carpets, trims, covers, footrests, or any superfluous instruments. Even the passenger sun visor had to make way. Thanks to these extreme measures, the 911 R achieved a breathtaking weight of only 1,764 lbs. For the 2016 incarnation, Porsche applied the same spirit, using the lightest 911 body with their most powerful non-turbo engine, the 500 hp 4.0 liter flat-6 from the GT3 RS.

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