Porsche 911 R Is Really A GT3 With Red Stripes
This is the latest Porsche 911 iteration, it’s called the 911 R and from what we can tell Porsche want you to pay more for the privilege of adding shiny bright-red go faster stripes against a white paint job. The 2016 911 R doffs its cap to the original 911 R rally spec, but perhaps in name only.  You see the 1967 911 R was a factory spec car designed to be ultra-light, back in the 60’s carbon fiber had not yet been invented. Lightweight in the 1960’s meant the monocoque was made out of the thinest gauge steel possible and the body work was mostly made out of fiberglass. As a result the 911 R weighed 450 pounds less than it’s production equivalent. The 911 R was meant to have competed in Le Mans as an official works car but the project was abandoned due to a lack of funds. However privateer racers scooped up the 20 production cars made and entered them into rally competitions, thus the vaguely known legend was born. Fast forward to 2016 and the current generation takes up the 911 R crown. While the 2016 911 R is no lightweight it still comes in at around 1350kg. The original 911 R featured a normally aspirated 2.0-lire engine. The latest 911 R features a  4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six. Performance figures read 500 PS and 460 Nm (339 lb-ft) of torque, the 0-62 mph sprint takes all of 3.8 seconds. Think of the current 911 R as a GT3 with red stripes because most of the running gear and chassis is derived from it. Although Porsche have said they retuned the suspension. Porsche also add that the 911 R is a track focused car that can also be used for day to day running. Of the original 911 R only 23 examples were ever made. But the world is a different place today, Porsche has to think best how it can supply the investment banker class. As a result 991 examples of the new 911 R will be made.  Porsche-911-R-Video
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