The New 911 R is a Rip-Snorting Return to Porsche's Racing Roots

This beautifully pumped-up 911 is limited to just 991 examples worldwide.
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Not to be outdone by its flashy rivals, Porsche just pulled the covers off something pretty special at the Geneva Motor Show: the new 911 R (for Racing), a rip-roaring tribute to the iconic sports car's competition heritage.

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It follows the tradition set by the first race car bearing the hallowed 911 name approved for road use in 1967, the original 911 R that was entered in rallies, races like the Targa Florio and world record runs. 

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The new 911 R is limited to 991 units worldwide priced at $184,900 and set for delivery this summer. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds and reach a top track speed of 200 mph. 

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Porsche

True to its "purist character", the lightweight model, developed by Porsche's motorsports department, is available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission. 

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Porsche

But then again, if you don't know how to drive stick, you really don't deserve to be behind this beautiful wheel in the first place.