Super Street Network

 |   |   |  See and Hear the Porsche 911 R Tackle a Twisty Mountain Road (W/Video)
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

See and Hear the Porsche 911 R Tackle a Twisty Mountain Road (W/Video)

Porsche pits the most recent 911 R against the original

Kelly Pleskot
Mar 11, 2016

Often known as the purist's Porsche, the 911 R made its grand debut in Geneva earlier this month. But of course, the first 911 R was built way back in 1967 to aid the company's racing efforts. Now, Porsche has released a new video showing both cars tearing up mountain roads.

The 2016 Porsche 911 R packs a 4.0-liter flat-six engine just like the GT3 RS. Delivering 500 hp, the R is estimated to hit 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and a top track speed of 200 mph. The sole transmission choice on the 911 R is a six-speed manual.

2016 Porsche 911 R with 1967 Porsche 911 R Screenshot Photo 2/2   |   2016 Porsche 911 R with 1967 Porsche 911 R Screenshot

In the video, Porsche helps us travel back 50 years, when the 911 R was born. Its race engine packed just 210 hp and helped the car achieve a 0-62 time of 5.9 seconds, Porsche claims.

Porsche will make 991 copies of the new R model worldwide. But the company only made 23 copies of the original, so it's a rare treat to see one in action.

Check out the video below to watch and hear both 911 Rs tackle mountain roads. And we want to know: Would you rather drive the most recent version or the 1967 version? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Porsche via YouTube

By Kelly Pleskot
269 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

This R35 may not have an outside-the-box conversion or ridiculous horsepower numbers
RodrezJan 18, 2018
The hot little hatchback that had the social media world talking
RodrezJan 17, 2018
Acura has announced at the 2018 Detroit auto show that it will revive the Type S nomenclature and add more A-Spec models to its lineup.
Alisa PriddleJan 16, 2018
Three 2019 Mercedes-AMG 53-series models—a CLS sedan, E-Class Coupe, and E-Class Cabriolet made their world premiere at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
Ed TahaneyJan 16, 2018
The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N surprised attendees at the Detroit auto show press days, debuting with 275 hp and unique suspension tuning.
Stefan OgbacJan 16, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW Porsche 911
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP