911 R: Spectacular press response

At the Geneva Motor Show it has been attracting great attention – and been a hot topic in the media: the new 911 R.

Puristic. Classic. Emotional. The 911 R is cut back to the essentials. Pull straps as internal door openers, full bucket seats made of carbon and no rear seat. The result is a total weight of just 1,370 kilograms. Motorsport feeling included – thanks not least to the drive system. With its 368 kW (500 hp, fuel consumption/emission levels* combined 13.3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions: 308 g/km) four-litre, naturally aspirated flat engine and six-speed sports transmission, the 911 R follows in the tradition of the historic vehicle by which it is inspired: a street-legal racing car from 1967. Read more here.

But what impression do the historic and the new 911 R make in action? See for yourself:

The new 911 R. Old school. New thrill.

Porsche will be building a total of only 991 units of the 911 R. The vehicle is therefore greatly coveted – including among journalists. A selection of press comments:

 

“Has Porsche's iconic 911 gone soft? Not this one – the lightest example of the current breed.”

motoring.com.au

 

“Porsche has a new 911 R that combines just what you want/need—a hot naturally aspirated engine, six shift-’em-yourself gears, and a clutch pedal all in one tantalizing package.”

caranddriver.com

 

“The new 911 R, revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, is the kind of Porsche you dream up with your mates in the pub, but never really believe will happen.”

topgear.com

 

"Porsche 911 R is made for the purist."

autoblog.com

 

Porsche 911R world premiere: Geneva motor show

 

“Despite being a decidedly old-school 911, Porsche has carried over two recent technological innovations. The first is rear-wheel steering to keep that pendulous back end in check, and the second is huge carbon ceramic brakes. But considering that this new car will be limited to just 911 numbered examples worldwide even purists will be happy.”

ctvnews.ca

 

“The 911 R cherry picks the juiciest bits from the entire 911 line-up.”

motormag.com.au

 

“As you can imagine, we can’t wait to drive the new 911 R and give you a full review. For now though, the look and spec alone are enough to get us salivating.”

evo.co.uk

 

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