Just when you thought Porsche had run out of potential iterations of the legendary 911, the German manufacture lifts the veil on another hardcore version at the Geneva motor show…
Perhaps the most exciting news for Porsche fans is confirmation the 911 R will make its way to Australia. Don’t go running into your local Porsche dealer though. It’s probably already sold out.
“We ended up getting twice as many as we expected, but that’s still only half as many as we need,” said Paul Ellis, Porsche Australia PR director. “That means we’ll get an allocation of 25 cars.”
The 911 R is a pure expression of the Porsche 911 in every sense, especially the combination of a high-revving, naturally aspirated flat-six engine, manual sports gearbox and lightweight construction. Only 991 units will be built.
The 911 R won’t be cheap in Australia, but that won’t make one jot of difference to them screaming out the door of Porsche dealers lucky enough to secure one. The 911 R will be priced from $404,700 plus the usual on-road costs, and local deliveries should take place in late 2016.