Porsche 911 R: First Pictures Leaked Ahead Geneva Show

The Porsche 911 R, as a bunch of other cars, will have its official launch at the 86th Geneva International Motor Show but thanks to the internet here’s a preview of what is coming.

These photos originate from a Dutch blog (which in turn find out the photos on Twitter) that, besides other things, says the Porsche 911 R will come using a 4.0-liter engine borrowed of the 911 GT3 RS and proudly sports a good old manual transmission.

Yeah, the engine is a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated six-cylinder developing the same 500 horsepower as the 911 GT3 RS but what takes the power to the rear wheels is a manual gearbox instead of the seven-speed PDK.

The body is basically of the 911 GT3 RS but without some aerodynamic parts such as the rear wing and also those side air intakes behind the doors. Here, the 911 R has also two red stripes from the hood to the engine cover and decals on the sides.

Inside what catches our eyes is, of course, the gear knob for the manual transmission. Also, there’s retro-flavored black & white checkered upholstery for the seats.

The rumors say that the Porsche 911 R is a limited edition with only 500 units available with a starting price of $160,000, and all of them have already sold out.

The new Porsche 911 R celebrates the 50th anniversary of the car with the same name and, as stated, it will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show. Stay tuned!

POSTED ON Feb 29, 2016
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