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EVO – Porsche 911 R exclusive detailed look – Video

EVO – Porsche 911 R exclusive detailed look – Video

EVO - Porsche 911 R exclusive detailed look (2)

 

Porsche 911 R – the tech, the stats, the ethos and the man. Henry Catchpole explores the back-to-basics 911.

GT3 RS engine, manual gearbox, rear-wheel-drive; the 911 R with old school appeal plus new school looks and tech.

Details:

The outputs of the mighty engine are exactly the same as in the RS, which means 493bhp at 8250rpm and 339lb ft at 6250rpm. However, as the loses through the manual transmission are slightly less than the PDK, the amount of power reaching the rear wheels is slightly greater than in the RS. The 0-62mph time is being quoted as 3.8seconds and with far less drag the top speed is claimed to be a monstrous 201mph although even that is said to be a conservative figure.

 
Although the six-speed manual gearbox uses the same casing as the rest of the 991 generation of 911s, the internals have been completely reworked. The result is said to be a beautifully short, precise rifle-bolt action that is somewhat lighter than the rather hefty shift that people will remember from the 997 GT3s. The manual gearbox is a big contributing factor in the dry weight of just 1250kg (it’s 1370kg wet with a full tank), as it saves 20kg over the seven-speed PDK. Other weight has been saved with the use of carbon fibre for the front wings and the front and rear bumpers, while PCCB (carbon ceramic) brakes come as standard. An additional 4kg of sound insulation has also been stripped from the interior compared to the GT3 RS, which should make the 911 R a very visceral place to spend time.

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