The 991 R was the answer from Porsche many had been looking for. A GT3 RS engine mated to a manual gearbox, with the silhouette of an early, wingless 911. The heritage behind the car harks back to the original 1967 R variant, with driver involvement as the focus over out and out lap times. Launched at the 2016 Geneva motor show, the car featured a livery in homage to the original and inside the historical houndstooth interior trim.
Whilst oriented towards driver involvement, there have still been weight savings over a GT3 RS. The use of a manual gearbox saves 20kg over a PDK, new carbon fibre front wings, optional single mass flywheel and the removal of sound deadening bring the total loss to around 50kg. The car keeps the rear-wheel steer from the GT3 RS improving agility and handling, although the system has been recalibrated, along with the rear diffuser to ensure high-speed stability in the absence of the rear wing.
The 4.0 naturally aspirated flat-six will rev to 9,000rpm and produces 493bhp. Produced in very limited numbers, even with the more recent launch of the GT3 Touring, the R has proved itself to be the hugely desirable collectors preference 991.
This example was supplied new in GT Silver Metallic (LM7Z), a colour launched originally on the Carrera GT in 2004, and is paired with the exclusive Tarpan Brown leather with Pepita inserts, unique to the R. Ordered very much in keeping with the mentality behind the 1967 version, this 911 R was optioned with performance and pure driving pleasure in mind. As such this example is fitted with Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes (PCCB), 90-litre fuel tank and desirable single-mass flywheel. The R livery is completed in Red.
This example is additionally optioned with Clear glass tail lights, door sills in carbon fibre and alumimium look fuel filler cap. This example has covered just 1,500 miles to date and is UK registered, ready to be used and enjoyed by its next custodian.
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