Spied: 2016 Porsche 911R?

marcos_eirik

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Rumors have been circulating for a while about a purist, back-to-basics 911. Something like a GT3 with even less comforts, no wing, and manual gearbox only. This will not likely be like the Cayman R or the GT4 or anything like that, it will be more akin to the limited specials like the Sport Classic and Speedster This might be it:

porsche-911-r-1.jpg


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No wing, but a rear diffuser to make up for some of the lost downforce I guess. It's also reported to have the same 3,8-liter 9000 rpm F6 as the GT3, but with a manual transmission and somewhat skinnier tires. According to rumors it will be named 911R, a hommage to the 1967 original.

Source 1, Source 2, Source 3, [video]http://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-germancars/porsche-911-r-testing/33196[/video].
 
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