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GT Silver | Coupé | 6 Speed Manual | 4.0 litre straight 6 | 1,320 kms | AU$899,995
Engineered to be the most pure, emotive 911 with flavours of the past blended with the best automotive tech of today, the 2016 Type 991 R is an immutable modern classic, singularly focused on engaging the driver.
In March of 2016 Porsche unveiled the limited edition 911 R for the Geneva Motor Show. Using the power unit from one of Stuttgart's finest creations, the 997 GT3 RS's normally aspirated 4.0 litre 493 hp engine, and a new 6 speed manual transmission, the R was a T.K.O.
The reason this car is so special is because it bucks contemporary trends of turbocharging and automatic, PDK, DSG and DCT transmissions with zero compromise taking the driver back to grass roots driving for the sake of driving.
The rear seats and infotainment system are deleted, the six-speed manual gearbox is lighter than the PDK type, the front wings are constructed of carbon composite, the roof is magnesium, side and rear glass is polycarbonate, the exhaust system is moulded titanium and the sound insulation has been peeled away to achieve a kerb weight of just 1,370 kilograms.
That makes this road going monster 50 kilograms lighter than the GT3 RS and faster with a 0-100kmh time of just 3.1 seconds, that's 0.4 of a second quicker than its more track focused brother.
The car available here is an Australian delivered 2016 911 R ordered in GT Silver over two tone Black/Natural Leather trim with Pepita inlay and has travelled just 1,320 kilometres.
Optioned to extract the most out of its winning formulae this car features: · Platinum Painted Wheels · Black Bi-Xenon head lights · Full Leather Two Tone Pack · Sills in Carbon · Lift Kit · Dual-zone automatic climate control · Telephone Module · Satin Black PORSCHE Side Decal
In as new condition both inside and out, the front end of this 911 R benefits from a clear OziCozi film and its simplistic, sophisticated colour combination fits Porsche's mission statement to a T - no frills.
Accompanied by all correct manuals bound within the original leather wallet as well as both keys this is the Porsche that lives up to the global hype, and then some. Only 991 examples of the 911 R will be built, and all have been offered - and sold. It is simply one of the best cars Porsche has ever built, there's nothing quite like this car on the road today.
An incredibly rare opportunity to own, drive and invest in one of Stuttgart's finest this 911 R is something quite special.
The ruby within Porsche Motorsport's crown, the 911 R isn't just one of Porsche's fastest or most engaging cars; it's effectively the automakers brand in three dimensions.