2016 Porsche 911 R: Already A Legend. For Good Reason? – Ignition Ep. 161




On this episode of Ignition, offered by Tire Rack ( we discover why the Porsche 911 R has change into an on the spot legend. Lengthy earlier than the primary one even left the manufacturing facility, all 991 produced have been bought out. The explanation? The R combines the four.0L, 500hp engine from the 911 GT3 RS with a six-speed guide transmission. It makes use of the “common” GT3’s medium-width 911 physique, however with the RS’s magnesium roof. It comes with houndstooth material bucket seats, no sound deadening, and no air-conditioning or radio. That is the purest 911 of all of them—and Porsche consumers love purity. Watch as MOTOR TREND Senior Options Editor Jason Cammisa travels to Germany to search out out if the 911 R’s driving expertise lives as much as the hype. Is it greater than only a assortment of components from different 911s, or is there some particular sauce within the 911 R’s elements that make it really particular?

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