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‘R’ Stands for Racing in New 911 R

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Pays Homage to 1967 Ancestor

The new 2016 Porsche 911 R has the same name as the 1967 predecessor that made its mark on the European rally circuit. Porsche decided to add the “R” to the new model to make it perfectly clear it was designed for racing. It is the lightest 911 you can buy, with a weight of only 3,021 pounds. Expect to have an emotional response when you first put the pedal to the metal and unleash all 500 horses of the flat-six engine that is teamed with a six-speed transmission. Porsche is only making 991 units for global distribution, so check in with Porsche of Tucson early and often to see how you can get your hands on the latest thing in racing.

Porsche 911 R Has Plenty of Giddyup

Take your new Porsche 911 out on a closed track and you’ll soon find out what a dynamic driving experience is all about. It takes just 3.7 seconds for this pocket rocket to go from a standing stop to 60 mph while on its way to a top track speed of 200 mph. You can only buy this car with a six-speed manual transmission that delivers short throws to let you quickly power through the gears. Lots of cars have more horsepower than this 911, but few know how to use their horses so wisely. The Porsche 911 R suspension laughs at sharp corners. Rear-axle steering provides precise handling with little drift or body roll. The rear differential locks to provide the most traction possible. Naturally, it’s important that a car this fast is also able to stop. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes are teamed with ultra-high performance tires to bring you safely under control in all types of road conditions.

Automatically Deployed Spoiler Provides Downward Force

The Porsche 911 R doesn’t utilize a fixed wing, but instead borrows the Carrera’s automatically deployed spoiler to provide plenty of downward force when traveling at high speeds. Although it shares a lot of the design with the 911 GT3, it is 110 pounds lighter than that car. Extensive use of carbon fiber and lightweight titanium helped shed the pounds. Carbon fiber backrests and full bucket seats with houndstooth upholstery are reminiscent of the early 911s from the mid-20th century.

Get Your Order in Now

Demand is expected to be high for this limited production vehicle, which will be arriving at Porsche of Tucson later this summer. You can order yours now to help ensure you aren’t left out in the cold. The starting sales price is $184,900, not including the destination fee.

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